Ever see something that you love so much it causes you to make one of those “silly faces?” The type of face you hope and pray no one else sees you making? That’s just what happened to me when I first laid eyes on these Idle Riche Dancer Teapots.
Oh, who am I kidding, it happens ever single time I look at them. They speak to me in the whimsical, fun, off-beat language that I live for. As I often preach from my soapbox pulpit, I think everyone should surround themselves with things that make them smile. Whether these things are living or not! It’s one of my secrets of happiness, actually. The more reasons you give yourself to smile, the more smiling you’ll do.
And if you’re anything like me, these Idle Riche Dancer Teapots will make your face light up like a Christmas tree.
About the artist, Steven McGovney:
“If it doesn’t make you smile, why bother?”
The work is influenced by a sense of humor about the human condition, with a touch of the absurd.
Steven McGovney sculpts the original piece, makes molds from the sculpture, slip casts and hand builds. After the first firing, underglaze colors and delicately scribed highlights are added. Fired again, the piece is dipped in clear glaze and sent to the kiln one last time.
Otis Art Institute BFA MFA, and 35 years in the studio, learning by trial and error, mostly error.
“If it doesn’t make you smile, why bother..” My kind of artist! Click through the image or the link for a closer look at these beauties.