Tandem Teapot Diptych | Anne Hirondelle

Tandem Teapot Diptych

1993
stoneware clay; wheel-thrown,
24 x 36 x 20 cm; 20 x 36 x 21 cm (10 x 14 x 8 in.; 8 x 14 x 8 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

White House Tour (Diplomatic Reception Room)
These subtly colored, raku-fired teapots reflect Hirondelle's strong architectonic sense of design. The flowing, contoured shapes of the lids, handles, and spouts on the two teapots relate to each other as formal devices, demonstrating the artist's fondness for conceiving and arranging complementary pairs.

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Tandem Teapot Diptych (Detail)

Sunlight Teapot