The Island Gallery
teabowls

Every summer, Bainbridge Island welcomes an influx of die-hard flora aficionados who flock from all over the globe to attend one of the gardening world’s premiere events: Bainbridge in Bloom. This two-day celebration includes garden tours, lectures, a bicycle tour, shuttle, and a Festival area featuring an art fair, plant sale, and food vendors. The event itself, however, is only the tip of Bainbridge Island’s summer gardening iceberg: Our growing season is long and the island is overflowing with avid gardeners, most of whom consume rather a lot of tea!

In homage to our island of blooms, teadrinkers, and the artists who enrich us, The Island Gallery presents Tea Bowls Abloom: Ancient Themes, Contemporary Forms, a collection of wood-fired ceramic tea and flower vessels from 31 international, national and Northwest clay artists, including these local favorites, whose functional and sculptural works grace many Bainbridge Island and Washington State homes.