I’ve been using tea, teapots and the healing and social act of drinking tea in my art for a long time.
For years I kept my used teabag stings and came up with ways to make art out of them. I wove them into spirals in carpets, used them to tie quilts, hung them like tiny jump ropes from tiny nails and created abstract wall installations by tying them to straight pins and pushing them into my studio walls. I wove them together with my used tampon strings for a year creating a 6 foot long “calender”.
There’s comfort in a cup of tea, and it often involves another person and conversation. It’s what people do.