Mr Monkey inspected some mugs and teapots made by Lucy Whiting. He was impressed by their darkness and the contrast between the rough outside and the shiny inside, but was a little perplexed to see that the teapots wouldn't stand up straight. Then he realised the wobbliness was a variant of her rocking teapot design which won a Help The Aged Award for Independent Living because the judges thought it "uses craft skills to solve a perennial problem without making a special case out of it".
You can read about the rocking teapot at the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre website and email the artist from lucywhiting.com.
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