Ron Layport
Goat’s Head Tea

Ron Layport (American, b. 1942)
Goat’s Head Tea 2011
Maple, pigment; turned, reconfigured, sculpted, pigmented.
8 x 13.5 x 3.25″
Kamm Collection 2011.30.25
Photos: Mark May, courtesy of the artist.

Artist and woodworker Ron Layport creates bowls, vessels, and sculpture that feature animal and plant designs. The Goat’s Head Tea was a new challenge, as he states:

“The idea for this piece came within seconds of being asked to make my very first teapot. The turning took a couple of hours. Engineering was reminiscent of building a tree house, and the construction took me back to furniture-making days. It makes me smile when I see it!”