Lynne Turner
Tea Service

Lynne Turner (American, b. 1943)
Tea Service IV-4 1982
slip-cast porcelain, airbrushed color, glaze, painted wood
9.5 x 18.25 x 13.25″
Kamm Collection 1995.31.1
Photo: Tony Cunha

This porcelain tea set by Lynne Turner includes a teapot, sugar bowl with spoon, two cups, two small creamers, and a tray. Its parts are shaped as squashes, garlic bulbs and bamboo through the process of slip casting. This fanciful mixture of forms is enhanced by the soft texture and atmospheric colors of the porcelain. The lacquered wood tray has porcelain feet modeled as garlic bulbs.