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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Immortalised in a teapot

Here In Spirit, makes ceramic urns and vases using the ashes of the departed.
John Lowndes commissioned them to make him a teapot using his fathers ashes.
Article from the Daily Mail

Monday, June 16, 2008

Teapots Across America

Composite Teapot made by Jake Allee , 2008
One of many teapots to be found in the juried exhibition
Teapots Across America
RedSky Gallery
1244 East Blvd
Charlotte N.C. 28203

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ralph Bacerra

Sad to report that Ralph Bacerra, died of lung cancer this week at his home in Eagle Rock. He was 70. Ralph was a ceramic artist who created teapots and other vessels.
Full report

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cardew's final date

There is now a final date for closing the doors at Cardew's. As of 12th June the factory and visitor centre will be shutting down for the final time.

Teapots: Object to Subject

June 14, 2008-August 10, 2008
The traditional teapot has a familiar shape and silhouette—the angled spout and gently looping handle. Selected from the finest entries in the 2004 Survey of Contemporary American Teapots at the Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri, this exhibition of 45 ceramic, metal, and mixed media works challenges the concept of the teapot as a predictable utilitarian vessel. As it becomes more abstracted, function becomes less relevant—the subject of the work becomes the primary focus—the object becomes a secondary concern. Artists include internationally known and collected Richard Notkin, Bennett Bean, Michael Simon, and Noi Volkov as well as emerging artists.
Figge Art Museum
225 West 2nd Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
T. 563.326.7804

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Countdown teapot

Won in 2000 sold on eBay for £185.00 5th June 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wall of Teapots

Wall o' Teapots
Originally uploaded by Cuppojoe


Teapot, model no. S6, 1995-1996
Silver, natural birch. 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm) high. Editioned by Argentaurum, Belgium. Number four from an edition of 25. Side impressed with artist's mark, "Andrea Branzi" facsimile signature, "ARGENTAURUM," silver mark and "4 / 25."
Up for auction with a starting bid of $8,000.00 !!

Queen Victoria Jubilee Teapot

Made to commemorate the 1897 Diamond Jubilee by Copeland Spode.
Sold on eBay 4th June for £90.00 [US $176.85]

Giorgio Giugiaro Modernist Teapot

A stunning modernist white ceramic teapot by the renowned Italian designer Giorgio Giugiaro. The streamlined and smooth shape is reminiscent of his notable car designs he was the winner of the award of Car Designer of the Century in 1999.
Sold on eBay 3rd June 2008 for £78.09