Tea Infuser

This sketch is just for the basic form and functionality of the object- The actual design is based on Cambodian Buddhist architecture. When considering possible designs, I started thinking about green tea and its Asian tradition, which made me start looking at ceremony, which made me look at temples, and I liked Cambodian the best.

The dish and lip are sterling silver. The dish is hand forged out of a flat sheet. The lid is zebra wood from Africa, and the handle is walnut. It'll all be sealed to be food safe.

You wanna lock me out of the studio for a whole weekend?? I'll bring it home. Yeah, that's a jeweler's bench pin drilled onto my desk. Hello, 4am

Soooo many hours of work in this little thing. Not having a camera (besides my cellphone) is really starting to suck.