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Teapots are a fusion of elements in balance. What intrigues me in making teapots is combining the parts, vessel, spout, lid and handle, into an aesthetically pleasing whole that says something beyond tea. Organic forms, the complexity of nature and the artistry in the natural world inspire my work. Ripe fruit and vegetables, bursting with sweetness and nutrition, are images understood universally as valuable. The necessity to eat connects all people on the planet. Organic life faithfully reproducing from seed to fruit to seed to fruit acts as a metaphor for human growth and evolution. Ripeness. The temporary nature of life. The elegance of the cycle of life. I try to infuse my work with internal energy. The pieces suggest the harvest of nature’s bounty.