Artwork Statement: When this teapot was made, it is the third year that I was not able to go home, I wanted to commemorate home throughout this teapot. Moving between cities and countries happened quite a few times while I grow up. In my mind there are these spaces that I remember spending some time in, but none of them feels like home to me. One thing that keeps appearing in my memories is a bird cage, as my father loves having a pet bird. Slowly it became a symbol of home to me. My father loves petting bird as much as he loves drinking tea, for some reasons these two cultures share the same audience. So I brought these 2 elements into one teapot. I used sterling silver for the main body of this teapot, with some basswood touches, it brings back to the traditional bird cages which are usually made of wood.
Artist Bio: Mavis Chen is a jewellery designer base in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mavis finds with her interdisciplinary design background, she is able to look at Jewellery and Hollowware design from a different perspective, as she is always inspired by graphics and illustrations. In her work, she tries to find a balance between functional, aesthetic, and storytelling. Jewellery and hollowware is a medium she uses to communicate with the world.