Tag Archives: tea pot series

Cookies and Milk

Cookies and Milk

8″ x 8″   Cookies and Milk is an assemblage in my teapot series even though it isn’t a teapot at all, but a pitcher. Milk glass speaks of home to me, a bedside table lamp I used to have, cozy nights, reading in bed. And of course, cookies and milk are homeplace goodness.

The antique tray and cup are a set, a luncheon set, that used to be popular for company snacking. The base, holding the pitcher, is created from parts of an old lamp. The “cookies” are glass Ball jar liners and a decorative disc from the same lamp, of bakelite. The “milk” is made of beads, antique sequins, and ribbon.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Lucky Clover Brew

Lucky Clover Brew

8″ x 14″  Lucky Clover Brew is an assemblage in my teapot series. The tiny pot is about 4″ tall, and is decorated with golden clover. The manufacturer was clever enough to produce it with two special four-leaf clovers hidden among the others. If you have a sharp eye, they are easy to find.

Seeking four-leaf clovers

The base is a metal candlestick, the scroll arm is from a different piece, a sconce. It holds an antique pink and gold teacup. The “tea” is created from ribbon, wire and beads, and includes a clover cookie cutter.

detail teacup

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.

 

 

Fancy That!

Fancy That!

9  1/2″  x  4 1/2″   Fancy That! is an assemblage sculpture in my tea pot series. This little copper teapot caught my eye at my favorite antique mall, but the sweet little tea cup was found at a thrift store. I love the pretty salmon color inside the cup and the vibrant blue outside. I could imagine drinking a spot of hot tea from this vessel, pinky held high. Together the piece brings to mind an afternoon tea picnic, under a tree with a sweetly scented breeze blowing.

Fancy That!

Assemblage art is enjoyable to me in that it allows me to bring together found objects to re-create something new and unigue. If a piece opens the mind to a feeling or pleasurable reaction, then it is sucessful. Here, a little bit of fancy might bring a smile to someone.

Fancy That!

By Heather Brush. For sale and available at One Block East Gallery in Roanoke, VA.

Refined

Refined

9 1/2″  x  4 1/2″    Refined is an assemblage sculpture in my tea pot series. The pieces were found at local thrift stores and my favorite antique mall, pulling themselves together in my mind. The “tea” is made of beads, chain and wire. Refined evokes a feel of precise and purposeful tea sipping, to me. Delicate yet strong.

Refined

 

Refined

 

Refined

By Heather Brush. For sale and available at One Block East Gallery in Roanoke, VA.

Tea Cones

Tea Cones

11″  x  5″  Tea Cones is an assemblage in my tea pot series. I love the lines of the piece from the ball on the tiptop to the conical cup, which is actually an antique disposable paper cone cup holder. The piece in between was a candle holder but serves as a liaison between pot and cup.

Tea Cones

 

Tea Cones

 

Tea Cones

By Heather Brush. For sale and available at One Block East Gallery in Roanoke, VA.

 

Rainy Day Tea

Rainy Day Tea

8″  x  11″   Rainy Day Tea is an assemblage piece in my teapot series. I found this teapot in the Goodwill store and snatched it up before anyone else could buy it. I fell in love with it immediately. It is actually a self warming electric brewer. Yep, you plug it in and a heating element heats your water on your desktop on a rainy day. I adore the design, having grown up in the 70s, with its bold colors and iconic style.

The teapot sits on a pedestal, a simple ceramic candleholder, which sits upon a metal trivet. The cup is a plain one, accepting the simple pleasure of warm water merged with the essence of tea.

Rainy Day Tea

By Heather Brush. For sale.