I was told by traditionalists that “you’re not a real silversmith until you have made a teapot.” My response was to take an unwanted antique, chop it up and stuff it with lead. Shifting it from recognisably traditional and functional to dysfunctional and highly poisonous. Most of these classical pieces are rarely used and often don’t even pour properly – they just dribble.
Material Silver Plate, Lead
Dimensions 27 x 15 x 36cm
Location Public Collection Dallas Museum of Art USA