The original idea for "Wonky Ware" was the "Tantrum Teapots" which then expanded into all aspects of a tea set.
This is a very simple idea which came to me as I began to master the art of throwing on the potter's wheel.
When learning how to make new shapes, the clay would often do the opposite of what I wanted it to do! I described this as the clay "throwing a tantrum" which I feel is a very appropriate term! But through these mistakes I began to see wondrous beauty and potential.
As I began to gain more and more control over the clay I was able to push shapes to the point of almost collapsing. Capturing these fluid forms and making them solid.
I chose teapots for this idea as they are a very complex piece of traditional pottery to create, the many aspects gave me more room to play with the shapes.