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  JUST(ICE) IN CASE, A CERAMIC TEAPOT


Just(ice) in Case is a ceramic teapot in the form of a suitcase decorated with #MeToo themed decals.
  • This work, entitled Just(ice) in Case, represents a further evolution of my #MeToo series. It is a ceramic teapot made in the form of a piece of luggage prepared in advance for a victim of spousal abuse who is considering fleeing from an unbearable situation.
  • I anticipate using decorative elements consisting of original decals depicting variations of Rosie the Riveter with her fist held high in defiance. The models for these images will be more all-encompassing than those in my prior works in this theme, Me Too Tea (a ceramic art work) and You-knit-tea (a fiber art work), including women of color and other minority ethnicities, some dressed in hijab and others wearing the now famously symbolic "pink pussy" hats. The handle is extruded.
  • The teapot/suitcase is formed by slab construction from stoneware clay. The spout ismade of thrown clay and altered. The lid is created from an original slip cast mold. Handle is made of extruded clay.. Surface hardware, cording and legs are sculpted and permanently affixed by the score and slip method.
  • The work is allowed to air dry thoroughly to its leather-hard state before firing to cone 04.
  • Decorative additions and coloration is then begun.
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  • Construction details:   
    • Slab construction for the body of the suitcase; extruded handle, wheel thrown and altered spout, sculpted hardware.
    • Air dried to leather-hard state.
    • Kiln fired to cone 04.
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    • Date: 2018.
    • Size: 15.5” x 14.0” x 6.0”. [Final measurements to be inserted]
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Early phase with completed construction.

 

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