NTSX154-2  Carol Gentithes Stump the Trump Teapot

Stump the Trump
NTSX154-2     $700 NA
Carol Gentithes
North Carolina

American Standard Clay.

"This teapot is based on the trunk of Yew tree.  While the center of a yew is rotting a branch may put down a root into the decaying material, so that in decay new life is being provided for.  This phenomenon can be seen in many yews and is variously described as internal roots or stems. Becoming hollow can be advantageous in giving the tree greater flexibility, especially in windy conditions. 
The Yew is the genus of taxus."  ~  Carol

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan