North American Mountain Goats Square Cross-Section Reassembled Ring Teapot

17" tall x 10" wide x 6" deep, cone 5 oxidation firing

Photo by Jon Barber

During my creative transition from making upright hollow ring teapots with hand-sculpted animal figures attached, to concentrating on abstract reassembled ring teapots, I experimented with using the teapot form to suggest the environment of the animal I had chosen to model. In this composition, I made the teapot composition suggest the craggy rocks that North American Mountain Goats prefer, and chose glaze colors in muted rocky shades of gray, green, brown, and black. I consider this piece one of my most successful efforts in my animal figure teapot series.

This teapot is held in a private collection in South Londonderry, Vermont.


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