Teapots and Accessories

By using a synthesis of imagery taken from the history of female fashion and fetishism, my influences for this collections are as diverse as Victorian corsetry, high street fashion and haute couture. The delicate balance between form and function in these pieces is echoed in the sexy, confident attitude of fashion victims observed on the streets and in the clubs of Cardiff.

Each teapot and poodle jug are hand-built from paper clay using a variety of slab, pinch and coil techniques. The handbag teapots are thrown on the potters wheel. The pieces are then painted with underglazes and fired to cone 1. A transparent glaze is  added and sometimes transfers and metallic lustre's. Finally, Swarovski rhinestones, various beads and natural and or dyed feathers complete each piece.

Black and white polka dot dress
Black and white polka dot dress

figurative teapot with poodle jug 60cm ht handbuilt earthenware paperclay. Underglazes, ceramic transfers. Mixed media

Leopard print skirt and dress
Leopard print skirt and dress

leopard print figurative teapots 60 cm ht handbuilt earthenware paperclay. Underglazes, ceramic transfers. Mixed media

Zebra print dress w/ handbag teapot
Zebra print dress w/ handbag teapot

60cm ht. paper clay figurative teapot, thrown handbag teapot. Underglazes, ceramic transfers. Mixed media

Two black and white spotty dresses
Two black and white spotty dresses

figurative teapots. 60 cm ht handbuilt earthenware paperclay. Underglazes, ceramic transfers. Mixed media