Blinky Bill was the initial inspiration for this series. My grandfather (Pa-pa) Leo Baxter read, The Adventures of Blinky Bill during his visits.
I first began making the Koala Teapot series at my mother’s ceramic factory, Auntie Mame’s Ceramic Art Studio in South Tweed Heads in 1985. I have made and sold many over the years. One of this series “Time Peace 1991” is in the permanent collection of the Queensland Art Gallery (GOMA) in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
All of my teapots are fully functional as teapots as well as sculptural artworks.