Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea
Materials: paper, ink
Technique: papier mâché, dyeing, calligraphy
Size: 11 x 28 cm
Description: Tea has played a very important part in human society in many cultures throughout history, at both a personal and political level. The benefits of drinking tea have been highly praised, sometimes over-rated, and occasionally condemned. This significant and vital role of the tea ceremony and tea-drinking in human society is symbolised by this “larger-than-life” cup and saucer. It was created in papier mâché, then entwined with hand-lettered quotes, written on tea-dyed paper, extolling the virtues of drinking tea.