Ray Bub - Fired Clay Art

Catalog #: 35
Photo by Jon Barber

Great Blue Heron Wading Reassembled Ring Teapot

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.

In addition to my unique reassembled ring teapots, my partner Susan Nykiel and I also make a wide range of functional and elegant pottery pieces. Please visit our new online store at oakbluffspottery.etsy.com to see what we have to offer! This is an excellent place to shop for beautiful handmade pottery for your own home or for your gift-giving pleasure.

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