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This 'zookini' creature teapot is in wonderful condition with no damage or repairs. Please view the photographs as they form part of the description.


This particular piece weighs 1.816 kg, measures 45 cm high, 40 cm long and 19 cm wide. Great care is taken when packaging and shipping fragile items.


This is a very unusual piece for the discerning buyer. Jenny Orchard - (1951- ) was born in Turkey, grew up in Zimbabwe, and spent time in London, before emigrating to Australia in 1975. She obtained a degree from the University of NSW College of Fine Arts in 1979 and has held a range of higher education teaching positions in Sydney. In 2006, she completed a Masters degree at the College of Fine Arts. Orchard uses slipcast and handbuilding techniques, bright colours and patterned surfaces to create forms that play games with functionalism and non-functionalism and that explore issues of culture and gender. Her works are usually signed with her full name. To look at Jenny Orchards clay art is to traverse a world of unbridled imagination, populated with adorably mutated sculpture figures which are a zany fusion of animal, botanical and human configurations. They are all imbued with such individuality and spirit that they transcend their abstract hybrid forms to appear almost normal and tangible. Jenny has resided in many countries and her sculptures reflect her fascination and acceptance of diversified cultures. Jenny claims that her creatures are all multispecies that embody a multiplicity of forms without implication of hierarchy. Her multi chromatic glazed sculptures are vividly infused with an exotic presence that reinforces her influences from living in Zimbabwe during her early years.

She likes to call them Zookini’s and her description of her sublime and bizarre creatures is fitting – “My Plant Animals, Plant People and Soul Flowers are an irreligious, non prophet disorganization of recently departed extinct species and genetic laboratory misfits who now reside in a place called Metempsychosia. From this place they now pursue their cause of Multispecies Empathy and Universal Compassion.” The functionable feature is that the piece is a teapot. This 'zookini' is in wonderful condition with no damage or repairs. Please view the photographs as they form part of the description. This particular piece weighs 1.816 kg, measures 45 cm high, 40 cm long and 19 cm wide. Great care is taken when packaging and shipping fragile items. This is a very unusual piece for the discerning buyer.

Dimensions

19.0W x 40.0D x 45.0H

Condition

Good

Color

Green

Material

Other