CONNECT TO THE MOMENT WITH SECRET TEATIME
At Secret Teatime, we make small things, handmade and meant to be used, combining utility and beauty in recognition of the multi-sensory nature of tea.
Website is under construction. Secret Teatime is going through a transition. The studio will be open for appointments and Open Studio members only. Workshops are in the planning stage. Pandemic rules and regulations will apply to visitors and staff of the studio.
Follow us on Instagram for upcoming events and news. The Online Shop is temporarily offline until future notice.
Our next events and projects are:
Anime North 2022 (July 15 to 17, 2022)
Nuit Blanche 2022 (Oct 1 to 2, 2022)
New Year's Lucky Box: Rabbit/Hare Edition (Jan 7, 2023 launch)
Oshogatsukai (New Year's Festival) at the JCCC (Jan 22, 2023)
Toronto Tea Festival (Jan 28-29 2023)
Please check our Instagram page for updates
Secret Teatime is a ceramics studio and maker space located in the GTA in an charming industrial area where plants grow wild, bunnies run free, and on any given day, you see at least 3 types of birds visit the front lawn.
Founders, Sorlie Madox and Helen Kong are both OCAD alumni who also lived and worked in Japan. While being in Japan they became devoted students of the Japanese Way of Tea. The principles and philosophies of Chado/Sado heavily inspires and guides them in their ceramic creations and how they connect with people.
"In Chado, we seek a genuine connection with the world through care, sensitivity and mutual empathy. We also look for the "once in a lifetime opportunity" ("ichigo-ichie") that each moment offers when applied to craft, adding a depth to our lives that makes the prospect of a lifetime spent creating art something to look forward to."
~ Sorlie Madox & Helen Kong