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Pairing the rugged teapot with the delicate plum blossom reflects my interest in the harmonious balance of opposites. Plum blossom is a recognised symbol in Chinese culture for winter, perseverance and rejuvenation. Tea is a restorative drink, so they partner each other well.


The title alludes to the Chinese phrase: “the three friends in winter” - the bamboo, the pine and the plum blossom. Tea should also be considered “a friend in winter”, because it warms and revives us!

"A friend in winter"

Hand-inked collagraph print

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