George Worthington
Teapot Purse

George Worthington (American, b. 1957)
Denise Nielsen (American, 1956-2021)
Teapot/Purse T-5  2008
satinwood, bloodwood, walnut
8 x 10.25 x 4.75″
Kamm Collection 2011.23.7
Photo: courtesy of the artist.

The wood sculptures of George Worthington and Denise Nielsen are both realistic and fanciful — taking the shape of a woman’s high heel shoe or leaves or a painter’s palette. This one is modeled as both a purse and a teapot. Its main body is made of satinwood. Accent colors are created with bloodwood and walnut in the teapot spout and handle respectively.

See more of their wood creations at the artists’ website.