Sculptured Paper Teapot by Brian Jewett

Sculpture artist Brian Jewett is drawn to alternative uses of ordinary materials. He created this whimsical paper teapot by shaping and sealing multiple rolls of those ubiquitous tickets we've all seen a million times.

Sculptured Paper Ticket Roll Teapot

See additional beautifully sculpted pieces in Brian's Admit One repurposed ticket series... there are interesting jars, bowls, and vases. He has also created lamps and baskets using unique items...cable ties, garden hoses, and vinyl tubes for example, along with a series of very cool film bowls. As you might have guessed, Brian has a manufacturing background - machinist, tool maker, and mechanical designer.

Ticket Roll Teapot - detail

Brian was commissioned to create the Admit One teapot by Sonny & Gloria Kamm who have amassed an extraordinary collection of teapots since 1985. You might enjoy this Los Angeles Times article, Sculpture with a Spout, that describes the origin of the collection.

Ticket Roll Teapot - detail

I was struck by Brian's creative process explanation: Even when I spend months working out a design I am happy with, I want the results to be simple and obvious. When someone sees my work for the first time I hope their reaction will be one of surprise and an instant understanding of the materials and process, something along the lines of: “Wow, of course, why didn’t I think of that?”

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