From characters of the outback to the deep mysterious jungle, this collection has many stories to tell to those who take the time to discover them! Fine bone china, hand-painted gold detailing and crafted stories written by our inhouse creative team make this range one that’s brimming with adventure and legend!
Say hey to Bronnie, our very own in-house illustrator, artist and graphic designer. Bronnie’s the creative force behind many of the cups and teapots on your tea shelf, responsible for dreaming up many of our patterns and illustrations.
While sipping on her fave combo of Liquorice Legs & Just Rose, you’ll find Bronnie lending her hand to a mix of different mediums to create her pieces and bring T2’s teawares to life.
Can you tell us about the inspiration behind these designs? I was firstly inspired by the Tall Tale stories and this was the basis for each design. I wanted to make sure each design was unique and captured the essence of the story. I tried to make sure they were individual by using different mediums such as watercolour, acrylic, texter and vector. I do look to current trends but also have travelled a little and my recent travels before working on this range opened up my inspiration more. Particularly South America and their love for bold design and bright colour, it resonated with me so much. Over the years of working for T2 I have started to tap into my favourite styles of art, so I incorporated all of them into one range which was fun! How did you manage to make the range so cohesive when each story and design is so different? I naturally create art that is my own unique style and I am always inspired by nature so this reflects in the illustrations I create. My style generally has an organic feel with bright colours and is a little bit playful. Do you have a favourite piece in the collection? It would have to be the Australian design hands down, I have been dreaming of creating teawares based on this unique country and all the beautiful wildlife for a little while. I added koalas to this which was based on a photo I came across from the bushfires, where the mum was carrying her joey and there was smoke all behind her. Our country has been through a lot with the bushfires, so I am passionate about this one and wanted to bring some joy in a small way to people through this.