The 'Trompe L'oeil' Teapots Simulate Living Trees Using Ceramic

 - Aug 23, 2013
References: ericserritella & mymodernmet
The 'Trompe L'oeil' teapots by Eric Serritella simulate authentic weathered trees. Serritella's teapots were created in an effort to raise awareness around environmental issues. The functional teapots allow you to pour tea with flair while keeping the natural world in mind. While the pots may not initially look like tea containers, you can see the spout upon closer inspection.

Each intricately crafted teapot looks exactly like a real tree. However, the pots are made entirely from ceramics. Serritella created the pots using intricate patterns and detailed paint in order to simulate the bark of a tree. Every part of the amazing teapots work to evoke images of nature. According to the artist, the project symbolize the environment since it is "easily damaged if disrespected and yet invincible in its inherent beauty."