Madagascar Chameleons Upright Ring Teapot
15" tall x 14" wide x 4" deep
I started this teapot series by making upright ring teapots with
hand-sculpted animal figures attached. Later I began cutting apart
the rings and reassembling them. At the same time as I was experimenting
with upright ring teapots, I was making closed-form boxes with endangered-species
adult mother animal figures on the lid, and baby animal figures
inside the box. Madagascar chameleons were one of the most unusual
and fascinating endangered animals I explored, both in closed-form
boxes and upright ring teapots. This teapot has an adult Parson's
chameleon inside the ring, and an adult Oustalet's chameleon perched
on the lid. It took longer to make the chameleon figures than to
make the teapot!
This teapot is held in a private collection in Aspen, Colorado.
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.