16th Biennial Teapot exhibition “Tea and Cookies”
For this biennial teapot exhibition we are interested in the idea pairing teapots with cookie jars. This pairing becomes an investigation around the idea of the container, both in construction and what it means to us culturally. In Britain they have tea and biscuits, but here in America, we talk about the union of a warm beverage with a delicious cookie. We could say that this is essentially the same idea, but with different socially economic status attached to it. Actually the cookie jar is an iteration of the biscuit barrel, a British container of biscuits. As this jar form was introduced to the States and Canada, it took on the name, “Cookie Jar”.
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