This lidded receptacle and orbiting components are the artists take on traditional Chinese designs and are meant for steeping tea and gradually releasing its aroma. The ceremonial tea set, known as Gaiwan, has been used for centuries. The timeless design itself speaks to the calculated art of tea brewing and the spiritual practices embedded in the objects.
Nancy Kwon (b. Los Angeles) ceramics scathe the lines that divide the delicacy of artifacts and the functionality of housewares. She is inspired by and trained in the art of Japanese pottery. She is based in New York City.
Ceramic, Bronze, Unique
3.5 w x 5 h Gaiwan Lidded Receptacle
2 w x 2 h Tea Cups (2)
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