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Friday, March 31, 2006

Celebrity Teapot Auction

LOCAL PERSONALITIES decorated and affixed their signatures to several one-of-a-kind teapots that were auctioned, along with several donated pieces of art, at Jamaica's first-ever 'Celebrity Teapot and Art Auction.'
It was held at the UWI Mona Visitors' Lodge on Sunday. First Global Bank, the Jamaica Cancer Society and the Pauline Brown Fund Committee staged the imaginative benefit to fund their efforts to provide financial aid for cancer survivors.
Among the 'celebrities' who decorated the teapots were the Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, international dancehall artistes 'Sean Paul' Henriques and Orville 'Shaggy' Burrel, the Most Hon. Sir Howard Cooke and Lady Cooke, Douglas Orane, Earl Jarret, The Most. Hon. Edward Seaga, Nancy McLean, radio personalities Alan Magnus and Dorraine Samuels, Security Minister Dr. Peter Phillips, Commissioner Lucius Thomas and businessman Kenny Benjamin, among others.
When the Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's teapot was up for bidding, Jones announced in jest that the pot is a hot commodity, as she will not have time to sign pots after being sworn into office. Following that comment, her pink teapot painted with yellow flowers, earned the highest bid among the pots, going for an impressive $26,000. International dancehall artiste Shaggy's fetched the next highest bid for his teapot, as two ladies engaged in an all-out bidding war, which climaxed at $17,000 for the right to take home a little piece of 'Mr. Lover Lover' himself. The teapot of outgoing Prime Minister the Most Hon. P. J. Patterson also went for $14,500, and Sean Paul's for $10,500.
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Here is the backstamp which appears to be two peaks with owls on top?

Can anyone help?

Can anyone help identify this teapot for Betty?

1930's Hall Tea-For-Two

1930's Hall Tea-For-Two 3 pc. Teapot Set.
Each teapot measures approximately 2 1/2" W by 4" L by 4 1/2" H (excluding the spouts and handles). They both sit on the matching Hall tray which measures 5 1/2" by 7".
Each of the teapots has "Hall Dec T 148" and the tray has "Hall T 148" on the underside. Sold on Ebay 31st March 2006 US $455.00 [£262.16]

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Teapot Festival brews for a month

In April, the new Atlanta Teapot Festival will celebrate teapots, tea ceremony, and related objects. Concurrent gallery exhibitions will open on April 15th at three fine craft galleries: MudFire Gallery, The Seen Gallery, and The Signature Shop and Gallery. These exhibitions will present a huge variety of teapots and related works by well known clay artists from all over the country as well as regional and local artists.
The Signature Shop & Gallery in Roswell will host "100 Teapots" from April 15th to May 8th. Opening reception will be April 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. "Tea Time" at The Seen Gallery in Oakhurst will run from April 15th to May 14th. A reception will be held April 15th from 6 to 11 p.m. "Teapots A-Go-Go 2006" will be at MudFire Gallery in Decatur April 15th to May 8th. Opening reception will be from 5 to 10 p.m. on April 15th.

MudFire Clayworks will also host a series of educational events. Mark Shapiro, a nationally-recognized studio potter and teapot master, will give a lecture on teapots on April 14th at 7 p.m. He will also lead a workshop demonstrating the construction of teapots and tea ware on April 15th and 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kathy King, ceramics professor at Georgia State University, will present a slide lecture on "The Teapot Through Time" April 29th at 7 p.m. While the lectures are free, the workshop has a $125 fee. For more information, visit and the galleries' web sites.

Clarice Cliff House and Bridge

Beautiful Clarice Cliff large conical teapot in the House and Bridge pattern sold on Ebay 29th March 2006 for £1,420.00

Who Made It?

Can you help? This teapot was found in Troy Gregory's grandparents attic and he would like to know more about it.
Any ideas?
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From Teapot To Table Top

Ten chefs have contributed a recipe that includes tea as an ingredient to the free collection "From Teapot To Table Top." The booklet also includes details about types of teas - black, green, chai or white - as well as about heart health and tips for using tea.
The 10 recipes - such as Moroccan Spiced Apricot Chicken, created by Lisa Schroeder of Mother's Bistro & Bar in Portland, Ore., and Red Dress Vanilla Rose Pound Cake from Emily Luchetti of San Francisco's Farallon Restaurant - are in a study, ring-bound booklet.
Celestial Seasonings, which is offering the booklet, says it has made a donation to WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, in honour of each chef who pitched in. If you are in the USA, call toll-free: 1-866-211-0374 To get a booklet.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Crocheted lace

Crocheted lace teapot cover with teapot design on Ebay at the moment.

Diary of a Teapot Collector

The latest Diary of a Teapot Collector, by Sue Blazye

Leeds circa 1770-80

This beautiful creamware teapot was made at Leeds circa 1770-80 It stands 5" high and measures 8" from the spout to the handle. It is in very good condition with just some very minor small nibbles around the cover. There are no cracks or any restoration. Sold on Ebay for £450.00

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Tim Mitchinson

Topor ware [Tim Mitchinson] Buddha teapot sold on Ebay for £40.99

Sadler Tank Teapot

Sadler Tank Tea Pot sold on Ebay for £72.00

Old Salem

Originally uploaded by Flasshe.

Giant teapot in Old Salem, North Carolina.


Originally uploaded by fen_snapz.

Interesting teapot collection in a tree in Cornwall!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Swan teapot

Sunshine Ceramics [Paul Cardew] Swan Teapot.
Sold on Ebay for £41.00

Boiled Egg

South-West Ceramics Ltd [Paul Cardew]~ 1990 ~ Made in England
Sold on Ebay for £16.59

Sunday, March 26, 2006


A Measham Teapot.
Just sold on Ebay for £520.00

Saturday, March 25, 2006

New Walking Ware Teaset

The first New Walking Ware teapot has been cast and is ready to be decorated. This will comprise the main part of a complete teaset, the cup/milk jug/sugar bowl. It can be bought as a set or individually.
This is only the cast, undecorated model [above] and the completed items will become available in around a week. If you would like to reserve a teapot please email Julia or Roger at
They have been costed at around £100 each with a one third off for client listed customers.
The tea sets will be made in limited editions of 100,they are studio versions made and decorated by Roger Michell.
The new Walking Ware trademark/logo will be printed on the surface with the artists signature and edition number and glazed to avoid rubbing.
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Mr Blobby

Failed to get any bids with a start price of £5 on Ebay
a [ghastly!] Mr Blobby teapot...

South West Ceramics

Desk teapot by South West Ceramics Ltd. [Paul Cardew]
Sold for £10 on Ebay [someone got a bargain!]
Designed and made in 1990 for the Tea Council collection.

mottled blue racing car

Sadler racing car teapot in a mottled blue with no lustre trim.
Sold on Ebay for £67

Anomoly cow

From the Patterns of Proliferation Series: Anomoly cow teapot by Rebecca Harvey
Porcelain 1998


I just had to have it
Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Celebrity Teapot and Art Auction

A 'Celebrity Teapot and Art Auction' will be staged by the Pauline Brown Committee, in collaboration with the Jamaica Cancer Society, next Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Mona Visitors' Lodge, University of the West Indies.
The event is a new fund-raising initiative to provide financial assistance forpersons affected by cancer - breast cancer in particular.
As a novel attraction, well-known persons from all sectors of society have been asked to decorate and autograph teapots, which will be auctioned at this event.
Among the local personalities who have decorated pots are: the Prime Minister-designate Portia Simpson Miller, Sean Paul, Shaggy, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, Oliver Clarke, O.J., and Herb McKenley, O.M.
Proceeds from this event will provide financial aid for cancer survivors through the Pauline Brown Fund, which was started in June in honour of the late Pauline Brown, who was a breast cancer survivor and a very active member of the Jamaica Cancer Society and Jamaica Reach to Recovery.
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Turquoise Sadler teapot

Lovely deep turquoise Sadler racing car teapot with full trim recently sold on Ebay for £335

Teapots on the mantle

Teapots on the mantle
Originally uploaded by *jenny b.

Collection of teapots on Jenny B's bedroom mantle.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Diffa's Tabletop Ideas

Here is one of the settings at Diffa's Dining by Design benefit.
Gary Warren, the visual director of Missoni USA, designed a centerpiece using Missoni Home plates, flatware, and teapot which were stacked and glued together.
Diffa's Tabletop Ideas.
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teapot shadows

teapot shadows
Originally uploaded by kilgore.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Teapottery seconds

The Teapottery are now selling their factory seconds which have slight imperfections.
The toaster teapot is priced at £25.00
Teapottery seconds

Red Tree Stamford

Clarice Cliff applique red tree Stamford teapot C.1930
Fantastic decoration made stronger by the red and black spout, handle and lid. Sold recently on Ebay for £3,500.00

Cat fishing teapot!

Mood for Tea (experienced)

mood for Tea (experienced)
Originally uploaded by Iceler.

It started from the state of clay (earth surrounded by water/sea) and now container for tea (water). Eventually it will return to the earth state, and be surrounded again by water.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Iced Tea

Iced Tea
Originally uploaded by code poet.

Recipe from code poet...
For one gallon of Iced Tea:
Our kettle holds about 12 cups (2-1/2 liters) of water, our tea pot holds about half as much. So boil the water in the kettle and add five tea bags to the tea pot.
When the water boils, fill the tea pot and steep for five minutes (no more).
Pour the tea into the tea pitcher and refill the tea pot with water (same bags) and steep for ten minutes.
Add this tea to the pitcher, top it off with cold water or ice, and sweeten (we use 1-1/3 cup sugar
Enjoy cold over ice.

Favourite teapots of mine

Sitting room Lavender Cottage

topiary teapot

Pixie sent me this photo of a topiary teapot that lives and grows in Jacksonport, Wisconsin. (Door County.) She photographed it while on her yearly visit there.Thank you Pixie!

The Girl Fountain

The Girl Fountain
20x15x5, white slip, 2000
Gala Sorkina

Fokus's favourite

Originally uploaded by fokus_.

This is Fokus's favourite teapot to drink Ti Kuan Yin tea from.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: TEA

Linzie Hunter has a broad arts background, having studied
Theatre/ Art History at The University of Glasgow,
Scotland and Illustration at The Chelsea College
of Art & Design, London.
Linzie's illustrations appear in Children's
Books, Magazines and Advertising.
All work is created digitally and can be delivered
worldwide by email or on CD

Western Stoneware closes

Western Stoneware Monmouth, Illinois USA., located on U.S. 67 about a 45-minute drive south of the Quad-Cities.
Production will end this Friday at the plant, where competition from foreign pottery makers has become too much to bear, said co-owner Jim Hutchins of Monmouth, who has owned the plant since 1990 with Steven Schwab of Chicago.
“It’s very sad,” Hutchins said. “We’ve been trying to fight it off, but we’ve just had a steady erosion of business over the past several years, and it’s a result of the imported product. We just can’t compete with it.”

Cone Box Show

Tea pot, by Cathi Jefferson, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The 184 entries selected for the Cone Box Show are made of at least 50 percent fired clay and fit in a 3" by 3" by 6" box used to hold an Orton Standard Pyrometric Cone, which is used to measure the temperature inside a kiln. The show includes a variety of sculptures, teapots, sake sets, perfume bottles, vases and even whistles.
The show is on until April 21st at Holt-Russell Gallery, Parmenter Hall, Baker University, Baldwin Kansas USA
Hours: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Caroline St.Angel

Tea for Me
Originally uploaded by MsPixie.

Teapot by Caroline St.Angel [what a beautiful name!]

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Pat Scull

Growing up outside of Washington, Pat Scull provided entertainment for her two younger sisters by drawing people and scenes and telling stories about them. She studied painting in college and painted for several years before going into printmaking, woodworking, then ceramics. Regardless of the medium, the 53-year-old Raleigh artist's work has included mixed-media and three-dimensional aspects. In Scull's ceramic pieces, which include a series of textures and glazes, one might find jewelry, hardware and other found objects along with architectural salvage.

Teapot project

Teapot project by Year 6 pupils of Town Field Primary School, Thorne Road, Doncaster, UK.
This drawing is by Alex.

Peabody Museum

Originally uploaded by redjar.

This teapot was designed to withstand earthquakes!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Wedgwood Damask-Red teapot

Jeanine asked for info about this teapot...
# Pattern: Wedgwood Damask-Red
# Pattern Description: Red Flowers On Rim
# Height: 4 Inches
# Manufacturing History: From 1969 To 1972
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Teapot Parade float

Teapot Parade float Sue Choate and Jonathan Halsey stand next to a parade float that is part of the Kamm teapot collection. It will be featured in Sparta’s holiday parades.


Mary Douglas loads boxes of teapots onto a hand truck inside a tractor-trailer that arrived in Sparta recently from California.
“We’re trying to keep them organized as we unload them,” said Jonathan Halsey, the Sparta Teapot Museum project manager,as he helped hoist boxes into stacks.“My biggest fear is that one of these will topple over as we’re unloading them,” he said, half joking and half in fear that it may really happen.But it didn’t.
The boxes of teapots, were all unloaded without incident by a half dozen people.“We now have about 75 percent of the collection in Sparta.
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useless facts...

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

An average of 4000 people are injured by teapots every year!

More people are killed by coconuts falling on their heads then sharks attacks and more people are killed by cows than coconuts every year.
many more...

Thoun pottery teapot

Christies Auction South Kensington London Sale Date April 7th 2006
Lot Number 345 Sale Number 4018
Lot Title An Iznik style teapot and cover, Thoun pottery, Swiss, 20th century 4½in. (11.5cm) high.
Estimate £250 - £350 British pounds

Heart shaped teapot

Sold for £30 on Ebay recently.

Still life

Originally uploaded by S.e.v.e.n.

collage no.1

collage no.1
Originally uploaded by bonesinabox.

Police Box teapot

Police Box teapot
Originally uploaded by Joe McIntyre.

Don't know who made this? Great Tardis teapot!