Radiant Energy: Teapot Jewelry

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Leah Meleski (American, b. 1985) Radiant Energy: Teapot 2011 oxidized sterling silver, brass, vellum 3.125 x 6.5 x 3.5″ Photo: Leah Meleski. 2011.79.9

This small sculpture by contemporary jeweler Leah Meleski is a clever use of the teapot form as wearable art. The sculpture is actually composed of a set of jewelry. It disassembles into two bracelets from the teapot handle and body, an earring from the spout, a brooch from the lid, and a pendant from the base. Additional pieces such as the brooch fastener and necklace chain are stored inside a vellum teabag alongside the teapot.

Leah Meleski (American, b. 1985) "Radiant Energy: Teapot" 2011 oxidized sterling silver, brass, vellum 3.125 x 6.5 x 3.5" Photo: Leah Meleski. 2011.79.9

Disassembled view. Clockwise from top left: heart-shaped bracelet, cylindrical bracelet, pendant necklace, brooch, earring. Photo: Leah Meleski. 2011.79.9

Like many of Meleski’s jewelry designs, this sculpture and jewelry set incorporates both clean, geometric lines and figurative imagery into an inventive form. Meleski currently lives and works as a studio artist and an art teacher in Jamaica Plain, MA, USA.

–Nora H. Weston

Detail: Earring (teapot spout). Photo: Gretjen Helene.

Detail. Earring (teapot spout). Photo: Gretjen Helene.

Further Reading

Leah Meleski’s official website.

“Radiant Energy: Teapot” shown on model on Leah Meleski’s online portfolio. 

Leah Meleski. Jewel of the Day Blog.

Leah Meleski on Etsy.

 

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