When taken off the shelf to begin the morning’s breakfast ritual, T pot’s classical form is pristinely white. It is placed on the kitchen table between two cups on saucers, a bowl of fruit, and the newspaper as water begins to boil on the stove. Sleepily, tea is spooned from a tin. Hot water is poured and T pot blossoms with cobalt blue lines of interlocking tendrils, leaves, and flowers. As the water level climbs so do the vines as the epoxy-transferred Thermochromic ink is activated by the elevated temperature. The entire pot is quickly enveloped in pattern.
Today’s happens to be a leisurely breakfast. The level and intensity of the teapot’s pattern projects the tea’s cooling temperature to the surface of the pot. When T pot returns to its original white form, breakfast is over.
Status: Completed 2014
Designer: Thomas Kosbau