THIS exhibition could be just your cup of tea.
A new display at Washington Arts Centre looks at the great British tradition of making a good brew.
Taking Tea, which runs until March 19, celebrates new decorative art and ceramics from a selection of foremost national contemporary crafts makers.
Among the nine artists featured are North East-based Julia Roxburgh, George Ormerod and Catherine Warwick.
The centre’s craft and design development officer, Sussannah Aynsley, who curated the exhibition, said: “The exhibition is about how modern artists have explored the very familiar image of taking tea.
“It’s a more playful approach to an ancient ritual.”
Among the teapots on display are pots with two spouts and a ceramic made of five stacked teapots.
Sussannah says the display is proving eye-catching with visitors to the centre’s gallery space.
“Teapots are such a familiar image to people, but this exhibition has some very unusual and exuberant pieces. I think teapots are a thing that are close to people’s hearts. It’s a great British tradition.”
The teapot exhibition runs alongside wall art by Jill Nicholson who grinds down rock and stone to make pigment for her pieces.
l On February 5 and March 5, the Arts Centre will host an Arts & Crafts Fair from 10am to 4pm featuring products by regional arts and crafts people. For details visit www.artscentrewashington.co.uk