Turned wood teapot, to be included in an upcoming show at the Fuller Craft Museum Part 2

My last entry focused on the fortuitous way I found the raw material and tracked the design process. This time I will show how I created the teapot.

First, I glued together the remains of the shattered wood bowl with black epoxy.  I followed a similar  technique that archeologists utilize to reassemble historic ceramic objects.

Second, I made the teapot arm-base from laminated walnut. I asked my friend and frequent collaborator, metal-artist Leslie Hartwell, to create the copper & brass arm girder.

After all the pieces were assembled I hung the sugar lid by the arm and took a picture of the piece. 

I put the teapot in a box and took it to the gallery. What followed was a unique chain of events that I could have not anticipated. 

Read about what happened next in my third and final blog entry about the flash teapot to be posted in the next few days. 




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About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.