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.