home & heART: A Seussian Addition

We'd be remiss if we didn't show off some of our personal collection. Sarah Teasley has been a mainstay artist for OTG since the beginning. Her always fanciful and often mischievous sculptural and functional pottery makes a Seussian addition to any collection. 

What drew you to this piece?
We have been collecting Sarah Teasley's work since we met her while she was attending the University of Mississippi for grad school in ceramics. We are always excited about each new body of her work and this piece screamed at us. As keepers of chickens, this piece seemed a natural to add to our collection.

What emotions or memories does it illicit?
There is a menacing quality to this piece, yet it is also whimsical. 

How do you choose where you put art in your home?
It depends on the size of the artwork. Large pieces need a designated spot but there is always a place for small pieces. Many people forget that outside spaces (like porches) can also be ideal for certain media. This piece happens to be in our dining room.

Why is collecting art important?
Collecting original art keeps artists working!
Art is reminiscent of time and place. Personally collected art can serve as markers for life events. We have already started collecting art for our granddaughter Wren.

What advice do you have for people looking to buy art for their homes?
You should love the piece for its unique qualities and how it moves you... as well as a possible concern for how it fits into your personal design aesthetic. 
 

Vivian and Walter found a narrow wall space in their dining room to display this piece by Sarah Teasley. Teasley's works include sculptural pieces like this, as well as more functional pottery like cups, bowls, and plates. 

Vivian and Walter found a narrow wall space in their dining room to display this piece by Sarah Teasley. Teasley's works include sculptural pieces like this, as well as more functional pottery like cups, bowls, and plates.