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Meryl Ruth

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.

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