Tropical Island Tea Set

  • Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Tropical Island Tea Set, 1996, white earthenware, glazes, and china paints, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak, 2000.33A-D

The textured pot and cup in Tropical Island Teapot were inspired by Joan Takayama-Ogawa’s experience snorkeling during a vacation to Hawaii. She was drawn to the underwater world of the reef and has translated these images onto her teapots, out of which barnacles, plants, and coral grow.” The teapot and cup rest on a deep-blue platter that represents the Pacific Ocean.

Title
Tropical Island Tea Set
Artist
Date
1996
Location
Dimensions
61218 in. (15.230.545.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak

Mediums Description
white earthenware, glazes, and china paints
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – plant – flower
  • Landscape – tropic
  • Landscape – island
Object Number
2000.33A-D
Palette
Linked Open Data
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