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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Where is the Symbolism... what? No Symbolism??

Not every piece of art deserves interpretation or analysis. First, it's boring to blah,blah,blah it to death. Secondly, the best work is sometimes visceral. It has no intellectual component which you can discern.
So I laugh when some buyer insists on a story. I have none for this piece. It is a sculptural, whimsical non-functioning version of a teapot.(Which by the way, is the most complicated pot a ceramist can construct (or create if you are being snobbish).
So that's it for this piece... it's gone to a lovely home- the most spiritual woman (Pilates Instructor) bought to display  and enjoy. Sorry for the lack of blah, blah, blah today. Hope you enjoyed looking at the piece.


  1. Tell them that this teapot was being made for Admiral Lord Nelson, as he was quite thirsty while sailing out to the Battle of Trafalgar and had an on-ship potter construct it for him - having left his regular teapot at home.

    Mid-crafting, the teapot was hit by a French cannonball... but Nelson was becoming so thirsty that the potter didn't have time to begin again, and simply smoothed the edges of the hole, to form the shape the teapot is currently in.

    Sadly, during the firing process, Nelson suffered a severe tea-withdrawal reaction and died. :-(

  2. I saw a teapot too. "I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle, here is my spout..."

    :-) Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
    bestselling author (words are my art)

  3. Great story Les... and Great poem Cheryl... thank you for reading the blog!