Michelle Stitzlein
Rust Tea Pot

Michelle Stitzlein (American)
Rust Tea Pot 2005
Mixed media, found objects
42 x 43 x 21″
Kamm Collection. 2005.58.21
Photo: courtesy of the artist.

This large sculpture is comprised of a teapot and lid placed on a “doily” with a “steam cloud” coming from the teapot spout. Some components are found objects, such as the rubber tire handle and the ceramic shaker apple finial. Others are fabricated by the artist of found materials. The steam cloud is a wire armature holding shards of glass. The doily is made of printed sheet metal that is cut and pieced together, with a lacy trim of metal chain and bottle caps.

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