Dysfunctional Par-Tea, A Ceramic Teapot
Handbuilt and wheel thrown stoneware, hand carved lid/head, feet and tail of the rabbit, ceramic slip lace-draping for Edwardian collar, silk-screened face of the clock and ceramic tile base and flag, multiple firings, oxidation glazes, lusters, polymer clay flag and bow
9 x 10 x 6
This is one of a series that grew from a commission to create an Alice in Wonderland teapot. I was drawn by the challenge of blending so many disparate motifs by way of incorporating a variety of materials and techniques. The rabbit, the queen of hearts, trumpets, and pocket watches conspired for a painstaking flight of fancy.