Ellen Moon
Peace & Happiness

Ellen Moon (American, b. 1952)
Peace and Happiness 2005
hand-dyed crocheted and embroidered cotton, glass beads, semi-precious stones, wire
6.75 x 13 x 4.5″
Kamm Collection. 2005.58.29

Ellen Moon created this teapot to embody peace and happiness. She explains: “The embroidered and crocheted flowers are Valerian, St. John’s Wort and Lavender, which are all useful for relieving anxiety and promoting sleep. The ‘tea’ flowing from the spout is made of semi-precious stones that have specific properties. Labradorite promotes clarity. Fluorite enhances psychic energy. Moonstone brings peace to the home. Coral calms emotions and restores harmony. And citrine gives emotional control.”