Drink Tea In Style This Holiday Season

With tea-weather full-on and Christmas around the corner, your tea set could use a little upgrade. Ceramic artist Erica Lynn Hood has got your back this holiday season. Her ceramic sets, decorated with black and white illustrations of animals and plants, seem to balance perfectly as both art and function.


Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014 with a BFA in ceramics, Hood sells her own unique designs online and in-person at markets and open studios. According to her website, her surface design is very much inspired by animals, wallpaper, nature, and ink wash paintings.

“Nature is such an important part of her life and her artwork,” reads her website, with her pieces also providing careful reminders of the cost of modern living, while portraying threatened and endangered species of animals.

And when it comes to the work itself, she follows her advice to other aspiring artists: doing her absolute best. “Everyone wants to learn from/employ the best of the best,” she told the Boston Voyager, “so strive to be the best at what you’re passionate about and everything should fall into place. Pick up any job you can, no matter how small and insignificant because you can learn a lot from any experience and that will help you in the future.”

Here are some of our favorite pieces by her.