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Teapot: If You Drink Any More Tea, You’ll Turn Into a Fish!

Design and beadwork by Leslie B. Grigsby

Woodwork and assembly assistance by Lindsay Grigsby

Wood, glass and wooden beads, thread

H: 11 1/2; L: 16″; W: 8 1/2″

Exhibited (kindly lent by the owner): Loan exhibition. Private Thoughts: Beadwork Sculpture by Leslie Grigsby for the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, NYC (January 18 [preview] through 22, 2017).

The Kamm Teapot Foundation Collection (2009 commission), Statesville, NC.  The Kamm Teapot Foundation circulated the respected The Artful Teapot exhibition and catalogue.

Sculpture published: Suzanne Golden Presents: 35 Artists Innovate with Beads by Lark Books (Sterling Publishing, NYC), April 2013, p. 95; Mary Douglas, “Fiber Finds from the Kamm Teapot Collection” for online Fiberarts magazine (September/October 2010 issue).  See http://fiberarts.com/artist-highlight/sept-oct-2010/kamm-teapot-collection.aspNew York Ceramics & Glass Fair loan exhibition and Teapot: If You Drink Any More Tea, You’ll Turn Into a Fish! published in Lita Solis Cohen, “The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair,” Maine Antiques Digest, April 2017, pp. 22-D to 25-D (see 22-D and 23-D).

Fish in this sculpture include a Queen Triggerfish (blue/green), Clown Triggerfish (black/white), Dwarf Angelfish (yellow/orange with stripes) and a Blue-Girdled Angelfish (yellow/blue-black).

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Koi Bowl (Burled)

Design and beadwork by Leslie B. Grigsby

Wood turning by Lindsay Grigsby

Maple burl, glass beads, thread

H.: 2 5/16”; Diam.: 5 7/16”

Exhibited: (2007) Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia PA; (2007) SOFA (NY)

Private collection

Koi and Water Plants

Design and beadwork by Leslie B. Grigsby

Woodworking and assembly assistance by Lindsay Grigsby

Glass beads, glass bottle, thread, wood

H.: 12 1/2″

Exhibited: Loan exhibition. Private Thoughts: Beadwork Sculpture by Leslie Grigsby for the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, NYC (January 18 [preview] through 22, 2017).

Private collection, Palm Beach, Florida

Coy bowl (Side 4)

Coy bowl (highish)

Koi Bowl 

Design and beadwork by Leslie B. Grigsby

Wood turning by Lindsay Grigsby

Wood, glass beads, thread

H.: 3”; Diam.: 3 3/8”

Private collection, Melbourne, Australia


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