Method Acting is a limited edition sculpture by international contemporary artist Toby Ziegler. The piece is made up of two Newell teapots originally created by a 3d printer using a plastic polymer. Ziegler has moulded one of the teapots, using hot water to melt the piece, highlighting the incongruity of the material and exploring his interest in the reproduction of objects and images.
The teapots are presented in a handmade presentation box, made at the artist's studio and signed and numbered by the artist.
The teapots and 3d printer were an integral part of Ziegler's installation No Man's Land, commissioned by The Hepworth Wakefield. The 3d printer acted as a base for an aluminium structure literally holding all the elements of the exhibition together.
3d printed polymer, cardboard and fabric tape