southern ice porcelain, feeneys raku clay, glaze, stains
200 x 40 x 40cm
$11,682 (individual pricing on enquiry)
Teapot Menagerie presents a number of vessels that vary in their functionality - despite their industrial construction, the objects push their traditional templates away from functionality, and closer to a purely aesthetic ornamental object.
Teapot Menagerie‘s occupation of the space between function and beauty hints at Alterfact’s continuing investigation of the medium through which these vessels were made. For the studio, 3D printing with clay remains somewhere at the intersection of handmade and industrial processes. It follows that these teapots, brought to life through this medium, refuse to be relegated to the categories of either ‘functional design’ or ‘purely aesthetic object’. They ask how functional an object built for function needs to be, or if it can occupy this liminal space between design and art.
Photograph by Ben Landau