This is a whimsical handmade ceramic fish teapot with markings based on the Goldbar Wrasse. If you're looking for a special gift for someone that collects teapots, or loves fishes, or has a special place in their heart for absolute whimsy, here's your gift. Or if you answer yes to all of those questions, this may be a great special gift to give yourself. I have a habit of making my last teapot my very favorite. This girl is no exception. I love this piece with a capital L. I have a fish book that my dear husband gave me years ago. And the very first time that I thumbed through the book I stopped cold on the page that this fish was on. I couldn't believe that such a wonderfully artsy fish existed.
My versions of the Goldbar Wrasse have changed through the years but I love revisiting it and adding new twists. The big twists for this version are the addition of red rhinestones inlaid on her body, my attempt to add more movement to the fish so that you almost get the feel that she's trying to jump out of the water, twisting and turning, and the incorporation of another Etsy seller's wonderful sea glass. Go visit aquablueseaglass for some fabulous sea glass:
Made to order and will take 4-6 weeks to complete.
Made from soft stoneware clay, I throw the ring and base on the potter's wheel and then go to work adding handbuilt embellishments that bring her to life. To add a bit of fantasy to this gal I've added long flirtatious eyelashes, her lips have been plumped and rouged, she's wearing coordinated earrings... or finrings and her dorsal fins are accessoriesed with color coordinated glass beads with copper wire. As with all of my decorative teapots, this girl isn't practical to actually use. Because of her plump lips, she's a bit of a drooler. But if you want to spoof your friends at your next tea party, bring her out!
Dimensions are 10" wide by 11" high (inculudes wire) by 7" deep.
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International shipping? Yes, most listings are available for international shipping. Larger items are excluded due to the high cost.
My goal is to make my customers happy. If you are not 100% thrilled with your purchase - do not hesitate to contact me. Not a problem returning the item. Just send me an Etsy Conversation first. Time-frame for returns is 14 days from the date that you received the item. You will be refunded the cost of the piece not to include shipping charges, minus a 10% restocking fee. Your refund will be in the same form of payment used to place your order. Please be sure to insure the shipment. And, yes, you are also responsible for paying shipping charges to return the item. Unfortunately I cannot refund if the item arrives broken and is not insured. If you'd prefer to exchange for another piece, not a problem, just let me know.
Gifts- if you received item(s) as a gift, I understand that the 14 day rule for returns may be difficult, for that reason I will accept gift returns within a reasonable number of days. Please send me an Etsy Conversation. If a gift is returned you have two options: 1) You may receive a Gift Certificate or 2) You can elect to have the buyer be credited for the purchase price of the item, less the restocking fee.
Personalized items- if we collaborate on a personalized item, I will provide communications as well as photos along the way through the process. I will only proceed with your approval. Because great care is taken to ensure your approval, returns cannot be made on personalized items.