Keel-Billed Toucan Round Cross-Section Reassembled Ring Teapot

16" tall x 8" wide x 5" deep

Photo by Jon Barber

I made my first reassembled ring teapot in 1995, and attached a Keel-Billed Toucan figure to the lid. Unfortunately by accident I backed over a box containing that teapot with the car while packing up work from an exhibition, and ruined it. I subsequently made this teapot to replace the first one, because I love the unusual shape of this endangered Central American bird’s bill, and I wanted to challenge my skills in modeling, then glazing this colorful animal. It took as long to make and complete the bird as to make the teapot! I think it is an improvement over the first broken Keel-Billed Toucan teapot, which I epoxy-glued together, to study and continue to learn from.

This teapot is held in a private collection in Aspen, Colorado.


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