When Bernard Leach created his ceramics he thought about what they would be used for as well as what they looked like. His decorations of fish, deer, birds and natural forms often tell a story. He was inspired by Japan and their traditional tea ceremonies.
Now imagine you are at a tea party. Can you describe the party? What games are you playing? Is there any music and dancing? What party food is laid out on the table? Maybe the plates, cups and jugs have special designs on them. What could they be?