We are delighted to announce The Teapot Project – an exhibition of 30 handmade teapots, designed and crafted by Hendrik Forster and Kenny Yong-soo Son.
Tea, bubbles and an artists talk with Hendrik and Kenny at Modern Times from 4-6pm on Saturday 20 July.
19 – 28 July 2019
Modern Times Gallery
311 Smith St,
Fitzroy VIC 3065
We are honoured to be hosting The Teapot Project exhibition. The Teapot Project is an inspiring collaboration between Hendrik Forster – a leading figure in the landscape of Australian silversmiths, with Kenny Yong-soo Son – a young object designer and metalsmith combining a keen curiosity with reverence for craft and discipline.
In this powerful joining of forces, Forster and Son explore the social and historical context surrounding the production and use of the teapot – an object with an important cultural history in both East and West. The project also illustrates a distinctive collaboration between two practitioners who hail from different cultural, generational and educational backgrounds, and who are able to work closely together on a single project with a parallel vision.
The result is a shared design of a teapot with over 30 different variations in finish and appearance, ranging from bright polished 24 ct. gold, to copper (copper patination) and red gum. Each teapot has been meticulously designed, hand-crafted and finished by these two masters.
All photography by Youmee Jeon.