This coffee pot is from the "Mad Hatter" series. The percolator summoned the image of the old lone hiker and the coffee pot he used in his cabin on the mountain top. The shards are from his "dishes" and memorabilia of the period. I began making these pieces with the intention of creating non-functional objects. Some are serene, comforting while others are humorous. In either case, the found materials are ironic since many of the ceramic shards were actually former tea pots or cups, and the bases actual tea or coffee pots, some broken others intact. I enjoy resurrecting the spirit and memory of tea and coffee drinking.