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Monday, July 31, 2006


Sold on Ebay for £41.00 recently one of my Citroen TEA42CV teapots made in 1992

Teapots By The Window

Teapots By The Window
Originally uploaded by Flipped Out.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Teapot and teacup dress

On Ebay at the moment.
See details here

Saturday, July 29, 2006

I'm a grandfather!!!

Lily Peach arrives!

Lily Peach Silver arrives!
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

My son Jago with my first grandchild Lily Peach!
Born at home on Wednesday the 26th July at 12.48 in the afternoon. Weighing in at a peachy 7 lb. 12 oz.

Fjörubordid restaurant

Originally uploaded by wili_hybrid.

Teapot at Fjörubordid restaurant in Stokkseyri, Iceland. July 2006.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Big Breakfast

An unusual prop apprently from the set of the now defunct The Big Breakfast TV programme, on channel 4, with Chris Evans. The base says "Planet 24/channel 4 arr euromark ltd england"
See the auction

Friday, July 21, 2006

Terri's favourite

This is Terri's favourite teapot...
It's a Homer Laughlin (maker of Fiesta) Oven Serve teapot in Pumpkin glaze, circa @1935
It is very rare, in fact he has yet to find a single person who claims to have another like it! One book reports the OS teapot as "reported, not confirmed", and another lists as extremely rare. No one seems to know if they were in regular production or whether the few found are prototypes.
If anyone has any more info on this teapot let me know.

Dartington Margaret Thatcher

A very rare stunning Dartington training workshop studio pottery prototype of the famouus Margaret Thatcher teapot glazed with mottled green/blue glaze and signed by Roger Law from Spitting Image.
Sold on Ebay for £82.06

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Teapot With An Attitude!

Here is Peggy and Michael's favourite teapot from 1984.
It was made by "Animals & Company" a group whose members lived and laboured on a farm in a village called La Clenega, just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jenny Lind designed the original pieces.
This is number 5 of 88 signed GS
Send me a photograph of your favourite teapot and I'll feature it here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Claude Bouchard

Originally uploaded by Hannah Fowler.

Teapot ("Tara") bought in Paris around 1998. Canadian designer: Claude Bouchard.

Teplitz dragon handle teapot

Teplitz dragon handle teapot
Teplitz porcelain 11" teapot, dragon form handle, hand painted floral & butterfly design...
More details of auction

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


This is a lovely little book called TEAPOTS in POTTERY AND PORCELAIN. Published in 1957 by the VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM,it's 28 pages long with a small amount of information and beautiful b/w photos of examples of teapots. Priced at 2 shillings when first printed. Just sold on Ebay for bargain price of £2.50

Monday, July 17, 2006

Rocker on a Motorbike

Rocker on a Motorbike made by Silver Crane Company founded in 1980 the designer was Les Rayner who modelled The Rocker on a Motorbike, the Dodgem Car, the Dragster, and the Hotrod Car, which were a set of 4 high quality teapots. Les Rayner left The Silver Crane Company in 1990 to produce novelty teapots for various other manufacturers including Cardew Design. The Silver Crane Company produced no more novelty teapots after this.
Made at the old Hop Kilns pottery in Suckley, Worcester.
Sold on Ebay for £36

Sunday, July 16, 2006

2006 Potter Olympic Games

Six Hocking College summer interns participated in the 2006 Potter Olympic Games. A small crowd of those passing through the museum stopped to watch the students create pieces of art under deadline.
Led by museum assistant Paul Daniel, students were given three tasks - while blind-folded, create a piece of pottery in less than four minutes, throw the tallest piece in 20 minutes and create the best teapot in less than 30 minutes. Daniel teaches the potters wheel class and a raku workshop at the museum.
More details

Saturday, July 15, 2006

michael graves

michael graves
Originally uploaded by judester1213.

Fabulous Michael Graves tea set at the Met New York City

Friday, July 14, 2006

3' diameter kettle!

From 1929
"There is an old saying that an Englishman can’t do without his tea. The manufacture of this huge kettle shown at left seems to bear this out, for it was made for the purpose of being able to brew large quantities of tea to accommodate the hundreds of persons who drop into a prominent tea room in London at any time of the day or night and demand a stimulant. A study in contrast is afforded in the photo in which a young woman is pouring tea from the immense kettle into an average sized tea pot. Ordinarily she would not be able to lift it so easily, but the kettle is nearly empty. It has a capacity of approximately 20 gallons and weighs 15 pounds."

Teapot Collection

They describe it as "The World's Largest Teapot Collection" {surely no longer accurate?] a permanent exhibit in the council chambers of the Trenton City Hall. Dr. Frederick C. Freed donated his collection of 525 fancy "porcelain Veilleuse-Theieres" teapots in 1955. These are rare, highly ornate porcelain pots, many in the shape of human figures or animals.
The town also holds an annual Teapot Festival in late April.
See them at Trenton City Hall 309 College Street, Trenton,Tennessee Admission: Free. Hours: 9 am - 5 pm. Phone: 713-855-2013)

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Originally uploaded by Rosina.

sign of a little pottery in Neustadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Little teapot

Little teapot
Originally uploaded by Jester's Closet.

"Jester's Closet" made this teapot for a swap she was having at a doll club "FeatherPond Faeries" Beerwah, OZ.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Blossom Hill Crafts

"Make Your Own Teapot" Demonstration of tea pot bodies, spouts, lids, and handles and discussion of balancing the parts. 1-5 p.m. July 22nd and 1-3 p.m. July 23rd. Blossom Hill Crafts, 15900 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. California USA
For more deatils visit

Sunday, July 09, 2006


A Caughley teapot and cover. Printed in blue with the uncommon pattern "La Terre" & "mother and child" pattern to the reverse. With florimorm finial. Unmarked c1775. some restoration.
Sold on bay for £150

teapot workshop

Turnstile Pottery, 2207 Gottingen St. Halifax Nova Scotia is now holding its teapot workshop on Sunday instead of Mondays.
The Level 2, Teapot Making Workshop, focuses on advanced throwing and hand building techniques such as lidded vessels, spouts and handles.
It will be held Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., today to July 30.
Cost is $120 (materials included). Instructor is Wendy Shirran.
Turnstile is a cooperatively managed, fully equipped, pottery studio, available to clay artists through monthly membership and to the general public through community workshops.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Sauce Pot

The latest teapot from Paul cardew The “Sauce Pot”
More details

Dog Hedge

Peter Shire teapot made in Los Angeles 1982. Handmade glazed ceramic. Titled "Dog Hedge" The teapot has removable four sided lid. Includes original catalog and paperwork.
Height: 1 ft.
Width/Length: 1 ft. 5.5 in.
Depth: 10.5 in.
more details at

Thursday, July 06, 2006

pink chocolate teapot hat!

Ann de Gersem made this wonderful pink chocolate hat
She is a Design Academy Eindhoven MFA student who graduates today with a collection of chocolate objects she designed in collaboration with the autistic employees of a Belgian chocolate factory. De Gersem, who isn’t autistic, wondered if the way autistics think could serve as a departure from conventional design methodology. Could autistic thinking lead to a new form of authenticity in design?
More details at Culiblog

Teapot Lamp

Teapot Lamp

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Ile de Re France

Beautiful teapot spotted in shop window on Ile de Re France last week. Posted by Picasa

Maurice Cooper's collection

Maurice Cooper's passion is teapots, his collection is on display in his Antiques shop Bygone Beautys in Leura Australia
The first teapot he bought was a red enamel one which he picked up at a Lifeline shop for 50 cents.
At that same time he was also operating a stall at Paddy’s Markets every Friday and he met Ron Hooper who owned Glenbrook Cottage Antiques.
Ron had started his own teapot collection and, by the time they joined forces as business partners to begin Bygone Beautys in Leura 20 years ago, he already had 1,600 teapots.
There are now about 4,600 teapots in the collection and he is gettting close to Sue Blazye's world record of 4970 for a private collection!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


My post on Céramique de Beauce reminded Kris that he had a teapot made by that, now defunct manufacturer, designed by Goyer-Bonneau and about 20 years old.
Thanks Kris

Monday, July 03, 2006

Copper Lustre Staffordshire

Chris Sambrook is an avid collector of older, rather than modern novelty tea pots.
His teapots are predominantly Copper Lustre, mostly Staffordshire and mostly
made mid - late 19thC.

If you would like me to feature YOUR favourite teapots just email me at

Back from 4 day break

Just got back from Ile de Re France will post some teapot related photos later. Meanwhile have to get car exhaust fixed...caught it on the ferry ramp...grrrrr