ARTIST / MAKER: Sarah Hutchison (maker)
DATE: 2016 (made)
PLACE: Scotland (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Parcel-gilt silver with applied diamonds

This teapot is a contemporary commission made by the Edinburgh silversmith and jeweller Sarah Hutchison. Hutchison designed the teapot for the ‘Silver of the Stars’ exhibition in 2007, which was created by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths in Edinburgh. The exhibition paired ten contemporary silversmiths in Scotland with Scottish celebrities and included works designed for Sean Connery, Billy Connolly and Ewan McGregor. The design of this teapot is inspired by the essence of Sharleen Spiteri – the frontwoman of the band Texas. An intricate and complex piece to create, each strand of the outer skin has been hammered and pierced by hand and embellished with diamonds.