Unfortunately, I haven't met Yury Tarler in person, but I know him virtually as a member of Russian team on Etsy.
Looking at Yury's art works in his Etsy shop, I always knew he is a talented artist. But I was impressed after reading this article on Russian team blog. Yury had painted many portraits of famous people like Pope John Paul II, Nelson Rockefeller, and others.
Also, Yury took part in some famous architecture projects like Museum of General Motors in Detroit, RocCity in New York, and many more. Yury's art works have been displayed in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis and Moscow. In recognition of his work he won several awards. Well... honestly, this is very impressive!
But today, I'd like to write about... dishes that he creates. Honestly (sorry, Yury :) ), I'm not a big fun of hanging art on walls. I'm photographer myself, and I don't have any of my photographs on my walls. I'm more practical person. That's why I adore his tea pot sets. They all are pieces of art by themselves. Moreover, they are usable pieces of art. :) And every one has it's own theme and story behind.
This one like a great music house. You even can hear faded violins while drinking tea, and if you would close your eyes, you can imagine yourself dancing in a huge ballroom hall.
This tea set will bring you to a dreamy town of Venice. In a cold winter day, pour hot tea in a cap, hold it tight with both hands, close your eyes, and let your imagination bring you to Venice - the capital of carnivals where you can meet so many people dressed up in gorgeous Renaissance inspired costumes.
This tea set, I would say, is my favorite one. Why? Because I like rainy days. I know it sounds weird... but here in California, rain is pretty much rare in summer time, and I'm from the country where rain is not so unusual. Yes, I miss rain sometimes. :) That's why looking at this tea set, I can feel and hear faded rain drops are falling down. I can dream about walking on rainy night streets in an old small European town. The streets are silent, and I'm slowly walking alone under big umbrella listening the silence and bickering rain drops. Wow... I need to wake up... and go back to reality :)
As many people would say: "Hey, come on! They are just tea sets!" But seriously, just try to close your eyes and unleash your imagination. You definitely may see this huge, beautiful, and strange world behind the Yury's paintings.