Teapot: From spout to handle 25 cm (9.85 in), height 18 cm (7.08 in).
Cups : Diameter 7 cm (2.75 in), height 10.5 cm (4.13 in).
Five piece tea set in a pale green and gold colour scheme with leaf designs wrapping around the bodies of the teapot and cups. There are slight variations within the designs decorating the teacups.
Wayne has been a full time professional potter for over 50 years. Receiving his MFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, his student work tended toward non-functional vessels. With maturity came a greater interest in function and for the major part of his career Wayne has been known as a staunchly functional potter. About 6 years ago a minor accident forced him to work differently. Not able to throw on the potter’s wheel and still wanting to work, Wayne started making highly textured slab trays. As the injury healed, he began combining thrown elements with textured slabs and the new work came full circle with his student work. A whole new way of working and thinking emerged. Wayne has also regularly taught ceramics, finding that taking a little time away from the studio keeps ideas fresh.