Dragonwell

Relax with a cup of dragonwell tea, observe the serpentine forms of steam, and enjoy these selections of dragons in their ancient and contemporary incarnations. 

• Sayaka Ganz’s Fortune is a dynamic dragon made entirely out of recycled plastic objects like forks, knives, and other kitchen tools. Her work gives new life to discarded materials by creating various animals out of recycled plastics and metals, and reflects the Japanese Shinto belief that all objects have their own spirit.

• This Lacquer Box dates back to the Southern Song Dynasty and is carved with dragons so elegant that they seem almost indistinguishable from the wispy clouds. Dragons were thought of as creatures who spent the winter in rivers and flew into the clouds to bring spring showers.

• This Jade Pendant dates back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty and perfectly illustrates both the strength and serpentine quality of mythological dragon.

• Belle Forge’s Door Knocker is hand-forged from silver in the shape of a dragon’s head.

• Kazem Arshi’s Teapot has a berry-colored glaze dripping over its deep brown unglazed surface.

• Diana Taylor’s Bracelet forms a dragon from an intricate network of linking wires that resemble chain mail.

• Melissa’s Pendant is a sleek interpretation of the ouroboros, the ancient symbol  of infinity depicted by a dragon eating its own tail.

• Julia’s Teapot is made of low-fired raku clay with a dragon for its handle.

• Chris Mueller’s Ouroboros is another example of the timeless symbol cast in the lost wax process.

• Simon Kemp’s Necklace intersects three dragons at their heads, while two of the tails extend to join the chain.

• Nancy Adams’ Teapot has a black dragon carved on its surface and a twisting tail for a handle.