During my trip to Yellowstone National Park, I was fascinated by the naturally-formed layers of travertine terrace. The irregularity of the layers reminded me of the pulling action that occurred when hot glass was being formed. I used photos from these experiences as my inspiration for this tea set. However, my friend, knowing my love for birds, also reminded me that the set appeared to be bird-like. The set is quiet, but alive at the same time.