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Teapot Tuesday 10.14.2014

Teapot Tuesday with Christa Assad 

 " Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, I was strongly influenced by the Steel City’s dying industry and the grit of these oft-abandoned sites. Tagged with graffiti and other remnants of trespassers and squatters, the physical remains of these sites serve as archaeological artifacts in the study of human behavior and societal evolution.”     - Christa Assad

We love the architectural quality of this teapot by California based ceramic artist Christa Assad.  She throws the individual parts of the teapot, then alters, and assembles the different parts of the teapot - in a sense building it. Though much of her work is cone 6 porcelain or redware, this piece is fired extremely high - cone 12 and wood fired for a fantastic atmospheric surface. 

To see more of her work, visit Christa Assad's website at www.christaassad.com.

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