Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Teapot Tuesday: Featured Teapot Racer: Sir FrankenKasket
This week's featured teapot racer is "Sir FrankenKasket," built and operated by Harry Morris.
Steampunk art is full of found objects, recycled and put to new uses. Artist Harry Morris, also known as Harry 8TRX, has a truly unique and creative way of doing this. He is an artist who creates the majority of his work using stretched 8 track tape, which he then paints in vibrant colors.
"Sir KrankenKasket" never made it to the finish line, but it was fun to watch. The audience enjoyed the tension created by the racer repeatedly bumping into what looked like a poorly balanced teacup on a candlestick.
Photo by Harry Morris
We all learned an important lesson after the race, which is to make sure that all the racers have their power switched off before they are placed on the table for display. My son started playing with his teapot racer, which turned out to be on the same frequency as Harry's racer, and "Sir FrankenKasket" raced forward off the table and onto the hard pavement, smashing the nixie tube on the front.
Harry sells his art at festivals and arts shows. If you would like to see more of his work, here is a link to his Pinterest board: