September 14th, 2010 17:59 EST
Katie Roberton's Original And Unusual Ceramic Works Of Art
Recently Lady Gaga posted a picture of herself on Twitter, holding a tea cup with the word "Whore" emblazoned on it.
The cup was obviously of fine craftsmanship, and the incongruity of a delicate work of act with a vulgar message written on it captured my attention.
I was drawn to the tea cup and its creator, not to Lady Gaga. I`m used to Lady Gaga`s shenanigans, and I certainly wouldn`t expect her to be photographed holding a tea cup with an understated floral design.
Lady Gaga has yet to by any of Katie`s works of art, but she has offered to design and make some tea cups for the pop diva.
Who is the creator of this marvelous tea cup, I wondered?
Katie Roberton is the creator of this unique teacup.
From Katie`s Web site:
"I produce items that reflect my personality and arouse emotions, through shock or humour. The latest creations focus on a risquÃ© theme, which provoke interesting reactions. I work mainly with porcelain and stoneware: You can view Katie`s work of arts and place an order at her Web site: http://outlandishcreations.com/site/page.php?8
More recently I have been working with stoneware to produce more functional pieces for clients following the risquÃ© theme. All my pieces highlight my belief in promoting the beauty of an object, with fine sculpting and curves."
I don`t expect the Queen of England to be sipping tea with her pinkie in the air, from one of Katie`s teacups that have messages like "Whore`s Cup" or "Slut". But I wouldn`t be surprised to discover that many art lovers have bought Katie`s teacups.
Katie would very much like to see her pieces in a museum or gallery, but you can exhibit them in your home.
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