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 The teatem pole

I never liked the sight of the washing line post in my garden. In spring 2000 I turned it into a ceramic totem sculpture with salvaged and scavenged crockery. It looks precarious, but actually the original metal pole runs up the middle, with the pieces threaded over the top and bonded with coloured mortar.

teatem pole in snowThe washing line just loops over the top of the pole when needed.

The name was thought up by my neighbour Lynn, on account of all the teapots and mugs included in it. It never fails to get a comment and an opinion from anyone who sees it!

see the next generation of teatem pole

The teatem pole has a junior cousin -
the teatem bird table



 teatem pole close up

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