Joel Hunnicutt- Aquamarine Teapot
10.5"w x7"d x 13"h
About the Teapot
This teapot is constructed of many pieces of wood that are precisely cut and placed to create the form. I drew inspiration from my body of work and modern pieces of furniture and kitchen goods.
I signed up for a furniture-making class at a community college approximately twenty years ago. The idea was to learn how to make furniture for my home. I was hooked as soon as I turned the pedestal for the table I was creating. Not on furniture making but on using the lathe. I instinctively knew what to do. It felt right.
Over the years, I realized that I wanted to take my love of wood and give it the luminosity of glass while using ancient pottery forms. This led me to segmented wood turning. I cut many small segments of wood, assemble the pieces into a rough form and then turn it into the final shape. Through an additive process, I reinterpret the ancient and classical forms and couple these forms with 21st-century surface treatments. These forms are made new again with vibrant colors not normally associated with wood.
I love the solitude of my work; it is what often feeds my creativity. My work is displayed in public and private collections throughout the United States, China, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Syria, Canada, Switzerland, Turkey, and the Maldives.
*Teapots that are sold must remain on display in the gallery as part of the exhibit until the show closes on September 10, 2020. After the show closes, teapots will be carefully packed and shipped by September 26 or available for pick-up at the gallery.
About National Teapot Show XII
May 20 - September 10, 2023
Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show XII is an invitational event featuring teapots crafted by artists from across North America. More than 200 hand-crafted teapots created using a broad range of materials - including pottery, glass, wood, fiber, and mixed media.
Teapots in the show come in all shapes and sizes! Some are functional - just right for your daily cup of tea, while others are created as sculptural teapots.
Every teapot in the show is available for purchase.