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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Childs dog teapot

Childs dog teapot made by the Dutch factory Maastricht Mosa circa 1900
Sold on eBay 21st January 2008 for £111.37

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Teapots: Object to Subject

One of 45 teapots on display in "Teapots: Object to Subject" selected from among the entries in the 2004 Survey of Contemporary American Teapots at the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, Missouri. The best of both established artists and the most promising, innovative new artists from the survey are represented.

Exhibition curator Leslie Ferrin, author of Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object, has been curating exhibitions on contemporary teapots for more than 20 years. In this exhibition, Ferrin presents the concept that as the teapot becomes more abstracted, its function becomes less relevant. In effect, the subject of the work becomes the primary focus; the initial object, the teapot, becomes a secondary concern for the artist and the viewer.
Richard Notkin is a full-time studio artist who lives and works in Helena, Montana. He has worked mainly in ceramics for over 30 years, and his series of Yixing-inspired teapots and ceramic sculptures have been exhibited and collected internationally. Other artists in the exhibition include Adrian Arleo, Peter Scherzer, Richard Swanson, Bennett Bean, Michael Simon, and Noi Volkov.

The exhibition will be accompanied by educational materials covering the history of the teapot, tea ceremonies, and cultivation, as well as the most current publications available on the contemporary teapot.
Full article

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Crafts @ Cardew closing

Sadly I understand that Crafts@cardew is closing down soon.
I wish Paul,Karen and everyone there the very best for the future.

Gary's Open Day

Gary Seymour's next open day will be 26th April 2008
More details to follow.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dog teapot

Childs dog teapot made by the Dutch factory Maastricht Mosa circa 1900
Sold on eBay 21st January 2008 for £111.37

Monday, January 21, 2008

Susie Cooper

A Susie Cooper morning tea service from her time at the Crown works on display at Cardiff museum.

Friday, January 18, 2008

John Sheppard MG

John Sheppard MG racing car teapot
number 105 of a limited edition of 250.
Sold on eBay 6th Januaryu 2008 for £50

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Catfish teapot

Made by Julie Hunter Bagish
Juls trained in Kanazawa, Japan for 6 years. Her work has been in many galleries and art museums and shops, in Kanazawa, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and Ichon, Korea. For further information and photos, please go to

Friday, January 11, 2008

Hawkes teapot exhibition

The Hawkes teapot exhibit boasts rare, antique and modern teapots from around the globe, including ancient Chinese teapots. On Sunday January 20th, Stephen Hawkes will offer a presentation on his exhibit and will offer complimentary tea-tastings and more Dim Sum, along with their lineup of limited release Alexander Valley wines.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at or at participating wineries.
see the Hawkes Teapot gallery here

Special Tortoise teapot

In November last year I was invited to stay in Simena, Turkey where the landscape was littered with ancient Lycian tombs and tortoises roamed wild!
Here's a special one off teapot with a Lycian tomb lid, that I made for the owners of the house we stayed in. Thank you for a wonderful holiday Jeremy and Gill!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Second Annual Texas Teapot Tournament

By Dusti Rhodes
Short, stout, handle and spout will all be taken for an interesting spin today at the “Second Annual Texas Teapot Tournament.” The competition features plenty of interesting takes on the teakettle by potters from around the globe. The creations range from traditional pots to more abstract designs that — if they could talk — might get all steamed up and shout, “How the hell do you tip me over and pour me out?”
Artists such as Joanne Taylor Brown, Nancy Goodearl and Joy Tanner offer more traditional teapots, with a touch of inspiration from seashells, houseplants and haystacks, respectively. Among the more abstract ones are Mirtha Aertker’s, which have baby arms and legs sticking out of the tops and sides. And Meryl Ruth, who won the Memorial Award in last year’s tournament, returns this year with a teapot that looks exactly like a purse — save for the spout.
See if these are your cup of tea, and don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Award at today’s opening reception from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3195 Inwood (private residence). After today the exhibit will be moved to the Houston Potters Guild. Regular viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through January 31. 2726 White Oak Drive. For information, call 713-528-7687 or visit Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 5. Continues through Jan. 31, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

William Hague teapot

Manor Pottery political teapot of William Hague with Margaret Thatcher lid and Michael Portillo handle measuring 25cm high (9.75") it was modeled by Ray Noble.
[Presumably tea trickles from nose?]
Sold on ebay 1st January 2008 for £49

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

Can you see the teapot?
Slightly cross your eyes and it will become visible.