Susan Ewing
Band Saw Teapot

Susan Ewing (American, b. 1955)
Ex voto to St. Eligius: Band Saw Teapot 1993
Sterling silver, patina, oil pastel
10 x 8.5 x 4.75″
Kamm Collection 2001.4.1

This remarkable sculpture is sawn, formed and fabricated from sterling silver sheet to look like coiled and wrapped band saw blades.

Ex Voto to St. Eligius (1985; 1991-1995) is a series that emerged after an accident in the artist’s studio in 1981 which nearly cost Ewing the use of her hand. In 1985, after microsurgery to correct the injury, she made her first Ex Voto to St. Eligius, patron saint of goldsmiths.”  — Elizabeth Scheurer in the 1995 exhibition catalog Aggressive Solutions: Contemporary Works in Metal by Susan Ewing.