Home Grown Tomato Teapot

Fantastic Hand sculpted, hand painted, garden themed teapot. The teapot itself, is wheel thrown and shaped into the form of a large tomato. Glazed a velvety Satin Red, the stem, tendrils & leaves of the vine wrap around the tomato to form the spout and handle and are glazed green. The tomato rests on the backs of three smiling and expressive, bright green & yellow spotted caterpillars. On top of the tomato is a bucolic garden scene. With her Silver plated garden utensils and gardening gloves beside her, a lovely woman gardener, sporting a flower adorned, broad brimmed straw hat & rose colored jumper, sits enjoying a cup of tea. Next to her sits a cotton-tailed bunny, munching on a carrot. Behind the Gardener is a cheery, floppy hatted scarecrow. Wearing a plaid flannel shirt and blue coveralls, there are tufts of straw sticking out of the pant legs, sleeves, and collar, while a tiny Field mouse peeks out from the front chest pocket. A brown wicker basket, filled with freshly harvested tomato, carrots, cucumber, and cauliflower serves as the handle & lid on the teapot. Each teapot is created one at a time and subject to minor variations. Earthenware clay and Food Safe glaze. Each teapot is signed by the artist, on the inside of the teapot lid.

I have followed Doug’s sculpting for many years. I have many of his ceramic pieces in my home, including cookie jars, vases, his “Calypso” teapot and a treasured “Law & Order” chess set. I have purchased his creative and humorous work as gifts for friends and family. I would highly recommend his ceramic sculptures without reservation.

~Candy B. (Aptos, Ca.)

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 13H x 10W x 8D in


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