Cube Skull Teapot
Richard Notkin b.1948
Notkin’s ceramic style is strongly inspired by Yixing clay teapots of the Qing dynasty of China.
While Yixing teapots incorporated the natural form such as bamboo leaf or bamboo shoot into the shape of a teapot, Notkin adopts some disturbing motifs such as nuclear cloud, skull, heart or brain into an extremely crafted form of teapot elaborated with every minute details, by which the artist intends to imply numerous issues that our modern society faces, including wars and climate change to name a few. In recent years, he is also engaged in producing some large-scale wall panels charged with political messages. He is highly acclaimed as one of the most important ceramic artists in the trajectory of contemporary American ceramic history. He regularly shows his work in the major ceramic galleries and museums across the United States and internationally over the last 40 years.
Stacked Crates and Skull Teapot
Dice Tea Bowl