"The Strong Woman" teapot
"The Strong Woman" teapot made by Sandra Zeiset Richardson
11" x 18" x 6"
Sandra Zeiset Richardson
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This geometrically-styled teapot is styled to look like the Shuangxi character, known as "Double Happiness," a common symbol for weddings. It is depicted in red, the color for all happy occasions in China. This symbol will be found on the clothing of the bride and groom, on the wall, in the bridal chamber, and on the cakes and all wedding paraphernalia. The Shuangxi image has been used in almost every Chinese household for thousands of years, and is also known as "together forever," making it a traditional wedding gift. more details
Mike Lambert competed in a 3D Modelling tournament. The tournament consisted of 5 rounds. Each round would have a new theme for an image and competitors would be paired up with the winner moving on. Mike managed to go through all 5 rounds and win first place. His work was also chosen as the best of each round by the judges and forum members.
A cracked Victorian Minton teapot made in 1876 that cost £2 at a car boot sale sold for £32,240 at Christie's in London. The 7 inch antique, which was bought anonymously was discovered by Leslie hyde and his wife Wendy near their home in Tamworth Staffordshire.
The Sky Kingdom is an inter-faith sect which claims to promote harmony between all of Malaysia's religious groups.
Known as much for building a giant teapot structure as for its teachings, the group has often been criticised for luring adherents away from Islam.
Members have been jailed in the past for attempting to renounce Islam, and the group's bizarre constructions have been deemed to be against local regulations.
The group's controversial structures - which given it the nickname "teapot cult" - are said to combine architectural elements from Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism.
The teapot is thought to signify the purity of water, while the umbrella signifies God, who shelters everyone in the world.