Stephen Hatcher
June Dawn

Stephen Hatcher (American, b. 1953)
June Dawn 2007
Maple, ebony, mineral crystals
5.5 x 7.25 x 3.25″
Kamm Collection 2007.42.1
Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Stephen Hatcher uses woodturning and stone inlay to create sculptural works. This teapot is tinted with a pink metal-acid dye wash. Its flowering vine decoration is made of mineral crystals.  Hatcher writes about this process:

“Stone (or more specifically, minerals) can add breathtaking imagery to already beautiful wood. I prefer to use
translucent crystals inlaid into big leaf maple. My preference for maple is founded in its exceptional figure, color variation, and abundance here in western Washington State.”

See more of Hatcher’s work at his website.