Tea Cans

Here’s a playful exploration of vintage industrial forms which expands our understanding of the classic teapot into that of a Tea Can. When you think of it, all the teapot components are in play: body, spout, lid and handle. They represent well, lose a certain predictability and move directly into another take on shape, visual surfaces and function. How does clay resemble aged metal? How do those most un-ceramic components (thinned handles, wires, rivets and impossibly extended appendages) succeed? Very carefully! Each full-size Tea Can is hand-formed and decorated and is fully functional. While the earlier works in this category explored pure rustiness and aging, the later ones added interesting imaginary and sometimes ironic graphic design labels. All push artistic boundaries in such fun ways.

 

Comments are closed.