Creative Inspiration Workshop: The Craft of Tea at the Chitra Collection

06 Jun 2024 · 2:00PM - 4:00PM
2pm – 4pm, £20 (8 places)
The Chitra Collection, London
Programme type
Workshops, Exhibitions and Showcases
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Join this Creative Inspiration Workshop to explore an extraordinary collection of historic teawares, ranging from Chinese tea bowls and examples of early English silver, to Russian enamel pieces and 21st century jewelled teapots.

You will be taken on a tour of the Chitra Collection, which contains over 3,000 tea-related objects by curators Evelyn Earl and Grace Fannon. These exquisite items are a testimony to the significance of tea and the rich culture that it has inspired. There will be the opportunity to handle, study and draw a number of the objects.

The workshop coincides with the exhibition at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, The Craft of Tea: 1660 – 2024 which explores the material history of teaware and features a number of items from the Chitra Collection.

What is the Chitra Collection?

The Chitra Collection is an extraordinary private museum of historic teawares. In 2011 Nirmal Sethia, the Chairman of the luxury tea company, Newby Teas, set himself the task of acquiring the world’s greatest collection of teawares to record and preserve tea cultures of the past.