The purpose of this thesis is to explore functional and non-functional tea sets. I used these objects as metaphors to express my concerns about nature and my natural surroundings. I made connections with the historical traditions of tea ware in my search for a personal aesthetic solution. I used a variety of forming and firing techniques in conjunction with other materials such as wood and metal.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ceramic teapots; Teapots; Pottery--Themes, motives
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Saunders, R. Preston, "Rock teapots" (1999). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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