I’ve dusted off the moulds and rustled up just a couple of these old ‘Time for Tea’ favourites in aid of the Artists Support Pledge happening over on Instagram. The first batch sold out straight away so I have added another small batch for pre-order. Because of this that and the other, orders placed now will be will be made to order and ready to ship in around three weeks.
#artistsupportpledge is a movement to support artists and makers during Covid-19. Artists post pictures of their works for sale for no more than £200 (200 USD/ 200 Euro/ 20,000 JPY plus postage). Every time an artist makes £1,000 ($1,000) in sales they commit 20% on purchasing the work of another artist using the hashtag. There are no enforcements, it is a system based on trust where everyone, at every level can contribute in supporting artists and makers.
The author Henry James once said “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”. But why wait till the afternoon? Slipcast in decadent parian porcelain with accents of gold lustre, this wall clock makes any time ‘Time For Tea’. All the great British classics are there; malted milk with its little gold cows, the childhood classic pink wafer, the good old digestive (plain and chocolate), bourbon cream (my personal favourite).
“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog.
– Slipcast parian porcelain, gold lustre, quartz clock movement with brass hands.
– Dimensions pictured 55cm x 55cm.
– The clock can be made larger or smaller to suit your space by spacing the biscuits further apart or closer together.
– Easy to hang with simple panel pins, template provided.