JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Enamel teapot

This blue teapot originates from the flea market. “There are no holes in it?”, “No, it is in perfect condition”. It turned out to be a false statement and it is indeed leaking. Now the enamel teapot is decorating my garden. The good thing with artifacts to use for still-life is that they can be dysfunctional but in the painting they can work very well.

Behind the enamel teapot is a chromium teapot. It is not leaking. It is really cool to paint because it can be polished to a perfectly reflective surface. It is useless because the handle becomes so hot when there is tea in the teapot that you need to have a potholder but with a potholder of cloth you are losing the grip so it is not working.

From this perspective it is clear that a nice aesthetic aspect of an object can extend the objects lifetime considerably. It never stops to surprise me how many teapots, cans etcetera are dripping. If we can send man to the moon, why can’t we…? Make a teapot that is not dripping?

I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.