A competition and an exhibition of teaware have highlighted the creativity of Hong Kong's new generation of ceramic artists. The Teaware by Hong Kong Potters 2000 competition attracted 252 entries, out of which 124 items were selected for their outstanding qualities. The artistic creations are on display at the Flagstaff House of Tea Ware until June 24. The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The competition's panel of judges included renowned ce ramic artists Anissa Fung Siu- han, Lau Wai-ki, Terence Lee Tze-leung and Wong May-lee. They said potters have to consider both aesthetic aspects and practical functions when making teaware. The shape of a teapot should facilitate easy handling. It should not be too heavy. A set of teaware is like a family. Each 'member' of the family should be in harmony with the others and share some common features. So the teapot has to be large enough to hold enough tea to fill its family of teacups. The judges said all the selected works from the competition had passed the test of water pouring. Tsang Cheung-shing's Shell, Helen Kwong Chen-mee's A snail on the shell and Dennis Lai Seen-houng's Night Chat were chosen as the first, second and third prize winners respectively. The Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware is located at 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong. The museum opens from 10 am to 5 pm daily except on Mondays. Admission is free. For inquiries, call 2869-0690.