For the seventeenth edition of its teapot biennial, the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.craftalliance.org
) has added a second form. Tea and Cookies
challenged ceramicists to create a paired dynamic in the form a teapot and cookie jar. Stephen Heywood linked his entry physically through a purpose-crafted base to hold both vessels. Jill Foote Hutton's laughing-being-shaped teapot holds the demonic dog cookie jar on a chain, while Joy Jones entered a set suitable for matching or mixing with a pot and jar in blue and another in green. Tea and Cookies
opens with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 10. The work remains on display through February 23.