Netherlands-based artist Sahasa creates whimsical octopus teacups that look like they shelters for marine animals. She affixes polymer clay sculptures of octopuses onto vintage teacups, saucers, and found shells with epoxy resin, merging materials and themes.

As Sahasa said “My octopus sculptures are an affectionate tribute to a wonderful and varied creature, offering a balanced blend of harmony and playfulness.” When asked why Octopus, Sahasa replied “Octopuses are fascinating, diverse creatures that come in about 300 different species. They are known for being highly intelligent, exhibit play, and are capable of using tools.” Sahasa has been inspired by octopuses for several years. And recently, she combined her inspiration into teacup series and her artworks have been featured in many places. Since then, Sahasa has expanded her vintage teacup collection and continued her research of octopuses to produce more creative combinations of ceramics and sculpture.

You can purchase available octopus teacups via Sahasa’s Etsy shop, and keep up to date with her latest creations by following her on Instagram.

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