This unusual teapot was made by David Taylor (died 2011) who had a studio in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The studio backed on the LaHavre River. David trained as a painter and he applied this training to his pottery using a palette of slips and glazes to build depth and colour on the surfaces. This teapot appears to be made in a two part mould with some hand finishing. Notice the line inside the lid which seems to divide the two parts. It dates to 2005. There are several pieces (a few quite large) in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery Of Burlington.