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   DOGGIE BAG II, A CERAMIC TEAPOT

   

Teabag in form of take-out container with Chihuahua emerging from noodles within.

  • This ceramic teapot is an advance on the original Doggie Bag, with several modifications to improve its artistry and structural integrity and stability.
  • The take-out box and almost all of its components are made of stoneware paperclay. Only the head of the Chihuahua is sculpted of stoneware clay. The noodles and the handles are of extruded clay; the fortune cookie teapot lid is formed from a thin clay slab.
  • Coloration has been modified from the original by use of enamels and acrylic paints. Beading is changed as well.
  • Construction sequence: First fired to cone 06. Detailed underglazes hand-painted for the puppy and air-brushed for the take-out box. Lettered fortune strip was also hand-painted with black underglazes. Clear glaze was applied to the handles. Refired to cone 6. Silver luster applied to give the handles a metallic sheen. Fired again to cone 016. Enamel and acrylic paint cold finishes applied.
  • Size: 10.25" x 8.0" x 6.5".
  • Date: 2007.
  • Displayed at North Meets South exhibit, Portland, ME.
  • Sold.

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