100 teapots ~ Set 1
One Hundred Teapots for the New Year. Started on the 22nd of December, 2005, and finished on the 2nd of October, 2006.

The idea to draw one hundred of something comes from my friend, Kathy, who has started her own set of One Hundred Trees.

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"What is the most wonderful thing for people like myself who follow the Way of Tea?
My answer,
The oneness of host and guest, created through
'meeting heart to heart', and sharing a bowl of tea."
~ Soshitsu Sen

Here's an interview with Soshitsu Sen, 15th generation, head of Urasenke tradition tea school.

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"When both the host and guest have exchanged their minds, only then does the water truly boil.

Since the garden path is a way beyond this transient world, why not shake off the dust which soils the mind?

What is Tea? Simply boiling water, making tea, and drinking it.
Know that this is fundamental.

The garden path, the hut, the hosts and guests...
All are whipped together in the tea, and are without distractions."
~ Sen no Rikyu (1521-91)

Here are teapot mosaic no. 1, teapot mosaic no. 2, & teapot mosaic no. 3.

See my 2nd set of 100 teapots here.

See my 3rd Set of 100 teapots here

See my 4th Set of 100 Teapots here

and the 5th Set of 100 teapots here

Listen to an informative podcast/interview on the culture, history, and health benefits of tea from Seven Cups Tea House in Tucson, Arizona.

You may purchase these original pieces of artwork ~ email me if you're interested:

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