"It's always tea time..." is a quote from the Hatter in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. My daughter was one year old when I began modeling this piece and though we are not currently having tea parties, I am inspired by her curiosity and explorations that I relate to the tales of the book. The color of the cast piece is a blend of blue and purple, a hue resembling Alice’s dress and my daughter’s two favorite colors. By utilizing an antique doll’s dress to model the teapot I aim to connect the character to the party. As a parent I like the notion that however chaotic life is with a young child, there is always time for tea!
Jennifer A. Halvorson