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Post by climberg64 on April 11th 2013, 4:10 pm




35cm earthenware fantasy teapot made by Angus Suttie circa 1987. Marked 'Suttie' to the base.

It clearly had a lid which has been lost. The current lid was kindly made by Julia Roxburgh, ceramic artist, Newcastle, UK.
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Re: Angus Suttie Fantasy Teapot (with lid by Julia Roxburgh)

Post by climberg64 on April 11th 2013, 4:14 pm



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Post by studio-pots on April 11th 2013, 4:34 pm

Now the first question to ask about a teapot is does it pour well? Cheeky

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Post by big ed on April 11th 2013, 6:44 pm

I love it , Most Excellent I think it probably does pour , not sure about the lid though , it seems so different .

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Post by climberg64 on April 11th 2013, 7:20 pm

It was an interesting project, the lid. It'll grow on you.

Needless to say, I love it with the lid. Remove it and there's definitely something missing. It had to be bold to hold its own against the menacing weirdness of Suttie's imagination. It lightens the piece and gives it a smile.
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Post by big ed on April 11th 2013, 7:29 pm

I saw this at auction last year , sold as probably having a lid , which we agree was probably the case , sorry Guy , I love the pot but the lid won't grow on me , I'd rather it without , but only my opinion , anywho , great to see a refreshingly different style on the forum .

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Post by skipposal on April 11th 2013, 7:50 pm

I like the lid - I think it's a great idea to get another potter to replace a missing part like that - it's like a great architect adding a new wing to a fine building
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Post by dantheman on April 11th 2013, 8:09 pm

collaboration pottery....interesting Pondering

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Post by Potty on April 11th 2013, 8:12 pm

I actually think it lid suits it quite well.

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Post by big ed on April 11th 2013, 8:16 pm

It's still a marriage no matter how you look at it and it looks bit to blingy for the main piece, colours are all wrong as well imo.

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Post by Potty on April 11th 2013, 8:24 pm

It is a marriage and does not match, but I think that is all part of the charm personally. I think I'd rather that than a lid made to only vaguely match to be honest. Thought I do imagine it would look good without a lid at all too.


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Post by big ed on April 11th 2013, 8:36 pm

Nothing against Julias work , but it would be a bit like asking Rolf Harris to touch up your Picasso Nuh-huh

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Post by climberg64 on April 11th 2013, 9:33 pm

We had no idea what the original lid looked like so the thinking was not to reproduce what Suttie did nor to make something that matched but to create a complementary part by a proper potter in their own style.

It's interesting to think what other potters would have done.
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Post by Potty on April 11th 2013, 9:38 pm

climberg64 wrote:We had no idea what the original lid looked like so the thinking was not to reproduce what Suttie did nor to make something that matched but to create a complementary part by a proper potter in their own style.

I think it works, but it's all down to personal preference. Happy

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Re: Angus Suttie Fantasy Teapot (with lid by Julia Roxburgh)

Post by philpot on April 13th 2013, 10:03 pm

This one in the Crafts Council collection.

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