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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Primitive faux teapot


primitive faux teapot
Originally uploaded by Linda Vista

11"h x 4.5" diameter
found metal, kite string, gourd, bean

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chocolate Teapot














Chocolate Teapot Sells for FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS to Anonymous Buyer "We could not believe it when we received the call making the offer. It is a beautiful piece of art and we were delighted when Sebastian Conran, agreed to take part in our CelebriTEA auction. We didn't realise just how desirable the finished piece would be. The buyer insisted on no publicity - maybe he hasn't told his wife how much cash he has just forked out something which is deemed to be useless! But it is a very good cause and the donation will go to very good use."

For your chance to get your hands on one of the other bespoke celebriteapots click here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whatever happened to the teapots...












 BBC radio 4 article about the Thatcher teapot available here for 7 days
In the 1980s, Roger Law and Peter Fluck of Spitting Image went to Stoke-on-Trent to get some Margaret Thatcher teapots made. Now Mr Law, in the Radio 4 show Whatever Happened To The Teapots?, has returned to meet the potters to find out what has happened to their industry.
Here he tells the BBC what he discovered.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

How I Make Teapots

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Win a Teapot

Friday, November 06, 2009

Jeffrey Lloyd Dever


Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Morning Refuge, 2009
Polymer clay, wire, thread, card stock
7.75”H x 12.5”W x 5.25” D
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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

International Small Teapot Competition & Show

Call for Artists: Big Fish, Small Pot IV : International Small Teapot Competition & Show
Deadline: 12-11-2009
This competition is open all artists over the age of 18. All entries must be teapots composed primarily of ceramic materials completed by the artist within the last three years. Up to three entries may be submitted by each artist.
This competition is specifically aimed at small teapots. The teapot as a functional item is believed to have originated in China (perhaps the Yixing area) as a personal drinking vessel. As such, teapots were not large. Over time, the form evolved to suit the desires of the users. This show celebrates the origin and diversity of the teapot. In the spirit of these personal, functional items, all teapots entered in this competition shall not exceed a volume of 16 ounces (approximately 500 mL).
Awards will total over $5000.
Best of Show: Trip to China in Summer 2010
Show will take place from February 11 - March 11, 2010 at the Saddleback College Art Gallery
Prospectus

Deadline: 12-11-2009
Saddleback College Art Gallery
Mission Viejo, CA

Website: http://gallery.saddleback.edu/