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My home studio windows allow me a panoramic view of nature. A lush landscape of water, trees, migrating birds, insects and vegetation entertain me year round. The birds that visit were the inspiration for this series of non-functional teapots. The first of this series won the NICHE 2014 Award.
Black Bird Teapot began life as several wheel thrown porcelain components. I stacked and altered the form adding hand built elements. The green ware bird was then coated with a black matte under glaze which I then treated with a ceramic technique called sgraffito revealing the crisp white clay beneath.
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