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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

500 Chan Teapots

Chi Chern the chairman of the Malaysian Buddhist Association has written the Chinese character Chan [Zen]on more than 500 teapots whilst being confined for about 10 days in the town of YiXing in China’s Jiangsu province.
Full story by YIP YOKE TENG

Sparta Teapot Museum

A year after a collector pulled out of a deal to exclusively display his eclectic teapot collection, organizers of the teapot museum in Sparta are changing the name to include crafts and are reaching out with demonstrations and lectures in the hopes of distinguishing it from other museums.
The Sparta Teapot Museum of Craft and Design article is here

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ridgways Homemaker Teapot

A Ridgways Homemaker teapot sold on eBay for £245 19th October 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Teapot... help required.

Carrie is wondering if anyone can tell her more about this teapot?
Please email Carrie with any thoughts.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

David Beeching

Beeching was born in 1938 and raised in Alberta, Canada. His parents were strict Catholics, which may explain why religious images crop up in his work.
His teapots incorporate sculptural creatures, which look down from the top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and glaze paintings on the pottery body. These chimeras (like gargoyles) were used to spook people into the church.
His teapots are on display in Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall's office in Florida until Oct. 31st.