creativiTEA: stacy polson’s wild and wooly teapots

“If Ducks Joined the Circus”

Today’s spot of creativiTEA is brought to you by San Francisco-based artist Stacy Polson.

She created these needle-felted teapot sculptures for an exhibition at the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA. She chose “If Ducks Ran the Circus” as her theme for these beautiful and whimsical pieces.

“If Ducks Joined the Circus”

“The Extraterrestrial Way of Tea”
“The Catch of the Day”
“The Catch of the Day”

She initially got into needle felting while trying to re-create 17th century Japanese woodcuts in wool. I love the gorgeous colors and quirky details of her wool paintings. Isn’t it simply amazing what can be done with a needle, some wool, “a little determination,” and lots of imagination?

“The Parrots”
“Nikko and the Rooster”
“Yoki Goes Fishing”
“Falling Tomatoes”
“Mary and the Ducklings”
“Three Sisters” is available for purchase via RiverSea Gallery (click for info).

Stacy is self-taught and tells me she’ll be making more teapots, which makes me very happy indeed. 🙂

Peruse her website gallery and flickr photostream for more of her stunning work. Truly a feast for the eyes!


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18 thoughts on “creativiTEA: stacy polson’s wild and wooly teapots

  1. Love her inventiveness and humor! I’m a little nervous for the duck on the tight rope…

    My favorites are Falling Tomatoes, The Parrots, and Nikko and the Rooster. Thanks for sharing these!


    1. I know what you mean about that daring duck! Fierce lion awaits below . . . I don’t think I can pick a favorite from among these pieces. I do especially love the colors and textures in “Three Sisters” though. 🙂


  2. I have a friend who is an instructor at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and she’s the only person whom I’d ever seen do vessels out of wool. I HAVE TO show her this – l am in awe.


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