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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tea Cozy

Tea Cozy 2

Originally uploaded by Queen Conch.
...or a lovely hat?


Monday, January 29, 2007

Jane Hamlyn

A beautiful large salt-glazed teapot by well known potter Jane Hamlyn.
Impressed with JH the potter’s personal mark.
Height 6 inches
Sold on eBay 28th January for £170.43

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Potter's Barn Tea Room

If you ever find yourselves down my way be sure to visit The Potter's Barn Licensed Tea Room & Garden
The Tea Room is in a converted barn on the site of The Old Wenford Bridge Pottery with 3 acres of grounds to explore and play in beside the river and you can drink tea made in beautiful Seth Cardew teapots.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Ugliest Teapot Contest

The British Emporium in Fort Worth Texas is holding its Ugliest Teapot Contest from 1 to 4 p.m. today 27th January 2007. They're awarding prizes for "ugliest teapot" "prettiest teapot" "looniest teapot" and "ugliest mug" (the cup, not the face). Round up that poodle 'pot, that moon-shot mug and bring 'em down to the store at 140 N. Main St., in Grapevine, and trade 'em in for 20 percent off a new teapot or cup. Complimentary tea and biscuits (cookies to you Yanks) will be served.
By Cathy Frisinger
Special to the Star-Telegram


Friday, January 26, 2007

Murder in a Teapot

British officials say police have cracked the murder-by-poison case of former spy Alexander Litvinenko, including the discovery of a "hot" teapot at London's Millennium Hotel with an off-the-charts reading for Polonium-210, the radioactive material used in the killing.
A senior official tells ABC News the "hot" teapot remained in use at the hotel for several weeks after Litvinenko's death before being tested in the second week of December. The official said investigators were embarrassed at the oversight.
Full article


19th century tin teapot

Up for auction at New York, Rockefeller Plaza February 6th 2007 - February 7th 2007
Estimate 600 - 900 U.S. dollars
The lot comprises of a tea pot, coffee pot and two cannisters
the teapot: 10½ in. (26.5cm)high, the coffee pot 8½ in. (21.5cm.) high, the cannisters: 5¼ in. (14.5cm.)high (4)
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Cinderella teapot

I found this on Tracey's blog
Tracey has an exciting life on the shores of Carpenter Creek...soap making, milking sheep and training wild horses and herding dogs.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Golly teapot racist?

A GOLLIWOG fanatic defended putting his collection of memorabilia on show amid accusations of racism.
John Molyneux of the University of Portsmouth said: "They were originally a very crude racist stereotype repeated in many children's stories at the height of imperialism when unfortunately overt racism was common in adults and children."
The 300 golly items - from badges to teapots, are on show at Fareham's council-funded Westbury Manor Museum.
Curator Tom de Wit said: "If objects on display stimulate debate, we see this as a positive thing."
Full article from The Mirror newspaper


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Mourning Teapot

An unusual Mourning Teapot. Transfer Printed To a Beloved Wife who died November 30th 1867, aged 38 years on one side. The other side has a Religious Verse.
Sold on ebay 21st January 2007 for £122


Watercolour teapot

porcelain teapot,
From Japan. Edo period, late 17th century AD
uploaded by Gracia + Louise


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Cow teapots in Alaska

Craig from Alaska just bought one of my cow teapots which means he now has 165 cow !!! His collection started with cow creamers, he has around a thousand of these.
Here are four of his favourites. Thanks for the photo Craig.


Can anyone help?

Robert got these teapots when he was cleaning a house,and he was wondering if anyone could tell him anything about them. Or point him in the right direction?


Saturday, January 20, 2007

teapot robot

Friday, January 19, 2007

unfinished motorbike teapots

Here is a photo of some prototype motorbike teapots made by Ara Cardew at Wenford Bridge Pottery about 1997 before he left for Canada. I don't know if they ever went into production?


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Zillah Teapot is moving!

City officials hope to have the historic Teapot Dome gas station moved into town within a year.
Owners of the idle, 84-year-old teapot-shaped building accepted the city's offer of $125,000 to buy the structure and two acres it sits on just southeast of town along the Yakima Valley Highway.
The dome was built in the shape of a teapot in 1922, symbolizing the oil scandals and bribery charges that rocked Warren G. Harding's presidency a year earlier when he ordered oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyo., and Elk Hill, Calif., to be transferred from the Navy to the Department of Interior.
Rising fuel prices more than two years ago convinced owners Keith and Sarah Strader to close the station.
But now Zillah business owners and City Council members envision moving the dome -- which is on the National Historic Register -- to town and converting it into a tourism information center, Mayor Gary Clark said.
Full article


Dolly Dimples

"Dolly Dimples" by Alice Simpson is one of 100 teapots on exhibit at Baltimore Clayworks in Mt. Washington until February 25th. This particular teapot tells the story of a woman who loved to eat.
"I love food and can't always eat as much as I'd like," Simpson said. "(The teapot) deals with my issues of eating and dieting and my friends' issues."
Dolly Dimples headlined a freakshow act billed "The World's Prettiest Fat Girl" in the early 20th century. In the Great Depression, when many Americans struggled to put food on the table, Dolly weighed 555 pounds and boasted a 68-inch waist, 84-inch hips and a 74- inch bust in her prime. She was barely five feet tall.
The dimples in her elbows -- hence her stage name -- were one inch deep. Dolly ate four to eight eggs, one half a pound of bacon, ice cream, a loaf of bread and cafe au lait for breakfast, Simpson said in a note accompanying her teapot.
Simpson covered one side of her teapot with a painting of Dolly in a flimsy pink dress grinning coyly while lifting her skirt. Underneath is written, "Eating was her joy, the defining passion of her life."

Full article by TAYA FLORES Capital News Service


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Teapot causes fire in Williamstown!

A teapot set on top of a wood stove was the cause of the fire this morning in Williamstown, according to Williamstown fire department officials.
The teapot ran out of water and the handle caught fire, Chief Ed Eaton said. There were no injuries and no damage other than smoke in the residence. Fire-fighters spent less than an hour between 8 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. clearing out the smoke, according to Eaton.
The occupants of the residence, who were not there at the start of the fire, arrived while fire-fighters were clearing it out, Eaton said.
Barre City fire department officials said they sent a ladder out to the scene to assist.
Times Argus


Wanda's Designs

Wonderfull teapot made in Fimo by Wanda
See lots more here


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

George Brazier 1799

Georgian silver teapot and original matching stand made in London in 1799 by George Brazier.
Failed to meet it's reserve at £380.00 on eBay on 14th January 2007


Monday, January 15, 2007

Lord Salisbury

Wileman Foley Shelley Intarsio Teapot featuring Lord Salisbury
Sold on eBay 14th January 2007 for £295.00


Saturday, January 13, 2007

100 Teapots

Now showing until February 21st 2007 100 Teapots III Exhibition: that’s 100 pots by 60 artists from around the USA. These aren’t Granny’s teapots either, unless your Granny is hip. Curated by master ceramist and professor at the American School of Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology
More photos here


David Collins

David Collins
Originally uploaded by markart.
Pimp My Teacup, low-fire, handbuilt,
Baltimore Clayworks, 100 Teacups lll Exhibition


Friday, January 12, 2007

A Monkey Teapot

Part of the ARDMORE CERAMIC ART collection up for auction at
Christie's South Kensington London on January 14th 2007
Lot Number 95 Sale Number 5090
Estimate £400 - £600 British pounds
Modelled by Raphael Njoko, decorated by James Dlamini painted marks 25cm. long; and another similar by the same artists.
Sold for £600
More details


The Utah variation

Growth by Aggregation 2 [The Utah variation] byAndy Lomas UK
CG society of Digital Artists


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Chef's Teapot Collection.

By Chef at Home cooking
"I drink tea every morning. At an early hour, efficiency comes first. So I pad into my kitchen and push the button on a new Fillips hot pot to boil water. Spoon tea leaves into a little brewing ball (when I’m too lazy I use tea bags), drop the ball into my cup filled with boiling water and my tea is ready to drink. Fast and efficient. But when I have time to spare or to entertain my guests I brew my tea in teapots from my little collection. I value my teapots not only for their function of brewing tea, but because they are sculptural artwork. I love standing in front of the shelf, comparing the contrasting shapes, watching the play of light on the varied surfaces. As art, they lighten up my day. Which teapot I choose depends on the occasion and my mood. Each has its own story. I like to brew lavender relaxing tea in seashell form or in elephant form teapot from the red Chinese clay , black tea in English porcelain teapot and my favourite tea with milk in glass Bodum teapot. My children adore fruit tea brewed in teapots from low shelf."


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Flowering Teapot

Flowering Teapot
Originally uploaded by skyekat.
From One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement at The Met


Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Originally uploaded by fallenprincess8.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Hermes Tie

Hermes 100% Silk whimsical Tie featuring The Tea Plantation Design.
Sold on eBay for £40.00 7th January 2007


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ethel Frattaroli's Collection

Ethel Frattaroli has a collection of nearly 5,000 teapots in Newton, Boston, Massachusetts
The collection ranges from traditional English teapots to novelty pieces.
The attic display is the encore to a show that begins the moment you enter the house through the kitchen, where a wall clock features teapots for numbers.
Despite a bit of osteoporosis, the 4-foot-11 -inch strawberry blonde scurries about to show off her collection.
Teapots fill the dining-room shelves and sprawl across the table. Frattaroli received 30 for Christmas, each of which she recorded in a special book. She said she is just 19 short of 5,000.
In the small foyer is a cabinet with five shelves, all filled with teapots. It was built by Frattaroli's sister, a carpenter who constructed cabinets and shelves throughout the house to accommodate the collection.
More teapots line two long shelves that stretch down the first-floor hallway.
"You can't be fat if you want to fit through here!" Frattaroli joked.
Read the full article


Friday, January 05, 2007

make tea not war

make tea not war
Originally uploaded by Apple-Jack.
I'll go along with that! My 1000th post by the way!!!


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Jose Chardiet

This glass "Spiral Gold Teapot" by Jose Chardiet appears with works by 25 other artists in the first invitational "teapots!" show at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Shadyside,Pittsburgh, Pa. USA until January 13th 2007.
More details


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wedgwood? 1770

No bids on this creamware teapot made by Wedgwood? circa 1770


Dark blue Sadler car

A dark blue Sadler racing car sold on eBay for £225.00 on 2nd January 2007


Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!

Originally uploaded by Nad.