Great Blue Heron Wading Reassembled Ring
17" tall x 11" wide x 7" deep
I often review and contemplate sculptural ideas I have addressed
in previous teapot compositions, and with this teapot I was thinking
of my earlier “Grasshopper Leaping Reassembled Hollow Ring
Teapot,” which has its 5 arc segments woven together to make
two “see-throughs.” Here I made a triangular cross-section
ring with long flaring “fins” on two points of the triangle.
I tied the two largest arc segments together at both ends, making
an elongated oval “see-through” at the bottom of the
assembly, and added the other two arc segments above these arcs.
I then composed a flared lid finial reminiscent of the headfeathers
of the great blue heron, placed the spout where the heron’s
beak would be, and glazed the completed teapot in the blue-gray
colors of this large wading bird. I think the completed teapot exhibits
the same slow, stately movements of this wonderful wild fish-eating
summer visitor to our rural Vermont ponds and streams.
This teapot is not currently for sale.
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