Tag Archives: tea cup

Sweet spot in the box

4″ x  6″   Sweet spot in the box is my assemblage tea version of a Jack in the Box. I always loved the thrill of turning the crank as a young child, waiting for the sproing of the clown to jump up and scare me. Here, I offer a fanciful spot of tea in reminder to enjoy the thrills of life, whether in a moment of reflection in a cup of relaxation or in the little jump we have in reaction to surprise.

The cup and saucer called the shots on this piece. I knew I wanted to do something whimsicle with them. I had the wooden tea box from a Goodwill trip. It is adorned with tea bags, with tea leaves for texture. Inside is an antique hanky. The tea cup and saucer are mounted on a wire spring and move freely as any good Jack in the Box should. The “tea” is made of glass beads. Be careful! It’s spilling over one edge.

In the lid is a finer quality tea bag, filled with more glass beads. And to the right hand side, a metal turn key completes the image of child’s toy.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Service for One

Service for One

11″ x 11″    Service for One is an assemblage piece in my teapot series. The parts pull together as I find them, creating a whole. The silver plate was found in Goodwill; I love the tarnished finish. The teacup was from an antique store, and is full of “tea” comprised of chain and ribbon. The small coffee pot is also from Goodwill, reminiscent of one my grandmother used for years. It is held in the hand of an altered wire picture holder. Together the pieces create a common moment, an intimate happening.

Service for One

 

Service for One

 

Service for One

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Time for Tea

Time for Tea

11″ round                                          Time for Tea is an assemblage piece in my teapot series. The plate is a heavy metal, and I love the scroll-like edging of it. The corresponding clock was made in Germany, is an antique and no longer works, but the lines of it are beautiful, the detail in the face and finials make me smile.

Time for Tea

The single serve teapot was found in an antique shop. The simple lines of it called to me. The tea cup is also an antique and is rimmed in 18kt gold. The pouring tea is made of beads, chain, wire and a piece of satin hem ribbon.

Time for Tea

Taking time for tea is not just about having a hot beverage; it is about taking time for yourself. The ritual of making tea and enjoying it, is self-indulgence of the most deserved kind. I hope that this reminder is one that will encourage the viewer to take a moment to love oneself.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

 

 

Dark Brew

Dark Brew

8″  x  8″   Dark Brew is an assemblage in my teapot series of sculptures. Using found objects and combining them into something new, this altered art takes recycling to a new level. Upcycling old pieces found at thrift stores, I create objects that will illicit a smile or thought.

Dark Brew is created from an old candleholder, small teapot and china teacup. The tea is created from beads and wire.

Dark Brew

By Heather Brush. For sale.

 

Dark Brew

Earl Grey-ish Blue

Earl Grey-ish Blue

8″ x 16″  Earl Grey-ish Blue is an assemblage piece in my tea pot series. An antique single serve tea pot sits atop a copper candle stick, pouring sequin “tea” into a delicate antique tea cup below. Copper wire cascades in spirals of “liquid.”
Earl Grey-ish Blue
Earl Grey-ish Blue

By Heather Brush. For sale. 

Forget Me Not Tea

Forget Me Not Tea

9″ x 5″   Forget Me Not Tea is an assemblage piece in my teapot series. Using an antique bronze colored teapot and antique teacup and saucer gives the piece a slightly traditional feel, while the scrolled candleholder and beaded and wire “tea” gives it a whimsical touch.

Forget Me Not Tea

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Forget Me Not Tea

 

Sweet Copper Tea

Sweet Copper Tea

8″ x 16″  Sweet Copper Tea is an assemblage sculpture. This sweet copper teapot found me in an antique store. The spot-of-tea cup and saucer followed suit in the same store. They belonged together, as I show here. The base is an old candlestick. The pouring tea is made of several kinds of old necklace chain.

Sweet Copper Tea

Sweet Copper Tea

Sweet Copper Tea

Sweet Copper Tea

By Heather Brush. For sale.