Beyond Function: Teapot as Cultural Metaphor
January 13, 10am-5pm
Richard Wehrs’ extravagant, highly detailed teapots are explorations of flamboyance and excess, reminiscent of tropical flowers or the showy plumage exotic birds. Wehrs will demonstrate various techniques for constructing his pieces, including the creation of textures, underglaze application, and gold-leafing that gives his work its distinctive style. There will also be a slide talk showing his work, and important influences. See Wehrs’’s work in Identi-TEA, the 16th biennial teapot exhibition opening January 12, 2018.