1. The first is the Tipton Tea Series. Inspired by both the innovative work of Alberta ceramic artist Barbara Tipton and the Newfoundland and Labrador love for tea. Here are a look at the first 3 in what we hope will be a long running series. (Those familiar with Ms Tipton will immediately see we are going in a decidedly different teacup direction from her very fine work.)
Tipton Teacup: inspired by antique Lipton teacup from the 1950's
and some very early 1980's work of Ms Tipton.
Fish Teacup: Newfoundlanders used to be called Fish and fish only refers to cod.
For us it is a bitter sweet cup as the NL fish were nearly destroyed by overfishing.
Beothuk Teacup: the Beothuk were race of people that
used to live here in NL that are now very sadly extinct.
Inside the teacup is a view of 2 beothuks paddling a canoe.
Beothuk patterns made with real red ochre paint.
2. The second is called the Ballistic Shot Glass Series. Made with the use of a 12 gauge shot gun to decorate the cups. Inspired by the creation of the earth's moon and its highly textured surface.
3. The third is the carved deep blue sea & land series. It features fish, crabs and other land & sea life.