The Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design opened its 17th biennial Teapot Exhibition on Jan. 10. The exhibition, which remains open through Feb. 23,  explores the cultural implications of something as simple as tea and cookies, stirring conversation around what the items mean in different cultures. For instance, questions like, "What is the difference in a setting of tea and cookies in Britain and the U.S.?" and "What are the socioeconomic differences between the two?" come up. Craft Alliance has hosted the biennial teapot show for over two decades and continues to instill a sense of wonderment and delight with warm memories of moments with tea and cookies. For more information, visit