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Monday, July 28, 2008

Zygo teapot

Drinking tea is a special time. Unlike coffee, where things are rushed at a breakneck speed, drinking tea is a time of introspection, and meditation. It is personal, spiritual and ceremonial.
The Zygo teapot draws on these qualities to enhance the tea experience. The delicate yet sturdy ceramic frame embraces the stainless steel sphere in an engaging juxtaposition of form, surface, and material.
Designed by Shaun Redsar

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cardew Design in Liquidation

Sad times...
Slip cast pottery plant and equipment comprising kilns, kiln furniture, blungers, arcs and associated equipment plus designs, moulds and intellectual property rights for the Paul Cardew range of teapots (approx 600 designs) available via negotiated sale
Crafts @ Cardew Limited - In Liquidation

NOT a teapot....

but this is what I have been working on for the past few months.
A salt, pepper and mustard set for the Novelty Salt & Pepper Shakers Club based in the USA. This was made for the San Francisco "Shakers by the Bay" club convention held in July 2008 Limited edition of 300 sets. The salt and peppers nod as if in an earthquake! The postcard illustration is by renowned children's book illustrator Jago you can see more of his work here.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tea &Coffee in the Age of Dr Johnson

This exhibition, taking place in the Dictionary Garret at Dr Johnson’s House, 17 Gough Square from 26th September to 13th December 2008 explores the culture of both drinks in the life of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) and his contemporaries.
Contemporary prints, essays, tea and coffee equipages and ephemera will also be on display giving a rewarding and insightful slice of the complex history of these two drinks.
More details can be found here

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sparta Teapot Museum

Sparta Teapot Museum is shrinking again!
A year ago the project was scaled back and lost a commitment to exclusively display a 7,000 strong collection of Sonny Kamm's teapots, now they are planning to sell 4 acres of the downtown site.
more details

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Leeds Creamware

Leeds Creamware teapot circa 1770.
Decorated with a drawing of Prince William V of Orange.
Some damage and slight enamel wear.
Sold on eBay 29th June 2008 for £430.00

Peter Shire

Peter Shire teapot made circa 1983. Sold at auction at Los Angeles Modern Auctions in West Hollywood California for US $1,500.00 June 29th 2008
Estimate:US $1,800.00 - US $2,500.00