Mikey McGhee sculpts asymmetrical, gravity-defying teapots out of clay. In the process, she pushes her medium to its limits, and the juxtaposition between the viewer’s mental image of a teapot and her offbeat vision results in delicate, whimsical, graceful works of art. “The first teapot was barely off center; however, the last ones push past the line of weight distribution, defying physics,” she explains. “My goal, my hope is to show them to create awareness of what can be accomplished… to create, and constantly push the boundaries until I have found the plateau.” McGhee’s sculptures are incredible simply for the fact that they can balance and withstand their own weight; when one adds in her ability to play with negative and positive space, and the visual power of her sinuous use of line, one can appreciate that viewers are treated to something truly extraordinary.
McGhee was born and raised in Alaska, and moved to the Midwest with her family in 2002, where she developed her artistic career. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions.