Each exotic animal sculpture is hand-built, not molded, and hand painted by me. Therefore the size, position, expression, and the colour of their ‘skin’ (surface) varies, just as the characteristics of real animals vary within their own species.
A teapot show is a perennial favorite for galleries. What’s not to love? A beautiful form created from the sometimes fanciful imagination of the artist but concealed in the form of a functional vessel, that if you wanted you COULD make tea. I like a design exercise with preset parameters, which forces me to design the form around function. I always love to make these sculptured teapots and they might be the most fun I have in the studio.
Sculpting teapots is a labour of love. I feel quite serene and creative when I am designing a new exotic animal teapot sculpture. I always try to imagine how I would feel making tea in my glorious creation.
Exotic Animal in a Tub
My exotic animals in a tub design flows entirely from my imagination. They are my ‘what is going on’ moment, from conception to the final firing.
They are designed to be 100% fun, for me as well as the buyer.