The ”Teapot Greeting Card Series” was a constant source of delight for me during the time I was creating them. Tea always has always had an utmost presence in my life. During my first 20 years in Istanbul, many afternoons started with the orchestrated chiming of mixing sugar in narrow-bellied tea cups. Still when I go back, the smell of tea clings to our conversations with old friends.
In places we travel, tea creates more memories. A few years ago, one winter day, on a remote trail in Japan, an old man was giving warming tea to passerby in his old hut and he wasn’t even asking for anything in return. Such are the moments we keep in our hearts,
My daughter and I talk about everything from haikus to fools and kings and it is always over tea served in the teapots we collect.
Nowadays, during my long working hours, I find solace in my solo tea ceremonies similar to the ritualized tea ceremonies in Japan.
Evenings always end with a cup of black tea from Turkey.
Friendship, childhood, kindness, and comfort all in one cup of tea.
We have added intimate tea quotes to our handmade teapot greeting card series and had them printed on high quality paper. You may purchase this series with tea quotes on our new shop.
BLACK AND WHITE MONOTYPE TEAPOT SERIES WITH TEA QUOTES – I
BLACK AND WHITE MONOTYPE TEAPOT SERIES WITH TEA QUOTES – II
BLACK AND WHITE MONOTYPE TEAPOT SERIES
Monotype series is made by a printing technique that allows one to create prints that can be surprising and quite enjoyable. This black and white series is created by hand on a paper manufactured in Japan. These chic and elegant cards will make a nice gift as an original work of art that can be framed.
BLUE TEAPOT SERIES
This series is created on Kozo paper. I enjoyed watching the flow of ink uncontrollably on paper to create the amazing tones of blues and purples.
HAIKU AND TEAPOT SERIES
On our “Haiku and Teapot Series” we added haikus my daughter and I have written throughout the years. We also added haikus from respected poets from Japan. These are based on our hand-made designs we created using matcha tea. They are printed on high-quality paper. This series can be purchased on our new shop.
A haiku is a poem rendered in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables each. It contains the essence of Japanese people’s aesthetics, view of nature, philosophy, thought, and sentiments.
My daughter and I are working on publishing a book on haiku which we will soon announce here.
Please contact us if you would like to make a purchase.