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Monday, July 31, 2023

Sue Blazye's teapot collection up for sale!

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Sad to see Teapot Island Museum for sale

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Teapot sold for £390,000

A tiny "teapot" found during a lockdown clear-out has sold for £390,000 at auction.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Shall I be mother?

Olivia Worrall tests out the Elvis teapot on show at Rayner Brothers Gallery. Photo / Bevan Conley

Monday, December 24, 2018

Augarten Wien 1718 teapot

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Supremist teapot set fails to appeal to bidders

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cracked £15 teapot bought for £460k by New York museum

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Genuine Sadler OKT42 teapot?

Is the teapot you have a genuine Sadler OKT42 teapot, a copy or forgery?
What design features should you look for? How much is it worth?

A new website has ALL the answers well done Tony! Take a look

Monday, July 10, 2017

Renault Teapot!

Renault is making a teapot to commemorate a Formula 1 car!  Read the full article here

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Teapot song by The London Humanist Choir

A UFO teapot made by Andy Titcomb is illustrating The London Humanist Choir song...
Somewhere out in Space between the Earth and Planet Mars, 
Elliptically orbiting the Sun, amid the stars,
Oh, so small! Mighty Hubble can’t reveal it,
Floats a tiny china teapot.
I can’t prove it… but I feel it.

Listen to the song and download it

Friday, September 30, 2016

1200 teapots sell for £80,000

More than a thousand teapots collected by a man who never drank the stuff have sold for a record £80,000 at auction – twice the estimated price. See article here

Monday, May 02, 2016

Spouts and handles

Teapot by Danka Napiorkowska

An Exhibition of Teapots, and other beverage-related paraphernalia
Saturday 30 April – Saturday 13 August 2016
Exhibition launch on Saturday 30 April 12.00 – 3.00
From elegant afternoon tea to comforting brew, the teapot is at the heart of many a British home and this exhibition gives the opportunity to view a wide variety of approaches by different artists and designers.

The ground floor gallery at the Design Study Centre is open Wednesdays  10.00 – 4.00
and alternate Saturdays 11.00 – 3.00 throughout the exhibition from 14 May

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Bryan Hannis

At the CAMEO Texas Teapot Tournament, Bryan Hannis's teapot was the Don Reitz 2016 Memorial Award Winner

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Staffordshire figures teapot

Staffordshire figures teapot made in about 1989 by Andy Titcomb being sold by someone on eBay now.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Punctuality on eBay

Cardew's punctuality teapot on eBay at the moment...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Mystery teapot

Can anybody help Louise identify the maker of this teapot?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Measham Ware teapot

Marc Drogin has been collecting Measham ware [1875-1914] for a few years and has some 20 pieces, most of them teapots and tea kettles bearing bespoke messages, two or so pieces from the brief revival in the 1970s, and a mug and double-spout teapot he’s not certain of.  They fill his kitchen and make him smile every time he walks out there for a mug of chai.

The photo shows him with his 24-cup 1.5 gallon 15-1/2 inch tall teapot inscribed BOROUGH OF FOWEY 1797.  It’s a puzzler because the design didn’t come into existence until 1875 so it’s probably a piece ordered in 1897 to celebrate the centennial of... well, they forgot to say.  The history of Fowey suggests the only thing worth raising a cup of tea to in 1797 was the founding of the Congregational Church Chapel.  So that may have been the reason behind it.

The teapot sits on the hob beside another, a revival piece, only 4 inches high.

Marc doesn’t know anyone who collects Measham ware, so its a rather solitary existence.  And in all the world of reference materials there seems to be only one publication — a stapled slim paperback — devoted to it.  Surely he can’t be the only American with such esoteric taste?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy T'easter

Easter Egg teapot made in 1984 by Andy Titcomb

Friday, March 06, 2015

Kamm Teapot Foundation Facebook page

A ceramic teapot sculpture by Jason Walker entitled "Time Fisher." Amazing drawing on the surface. 20.25" length. Photo: Kevin O'Dwyer.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Johnny Vegas makes a teapot in 60 seconds

Cardew Eterni-tea Limited Edition

They sold for £1000 originally On ebay for £50 at the moment grab a bargain


Friday, January 23, 2015

Pub landlady selling off half her collection of 400 teapots

A PUB landlady is selling off half her collection of 400 teapots

Read more: 

Monday, October 06, 2014

King and Queen" teapot by Andy Titcomb

Prototype "King and Queen" teapot by Andy Titcomb 2012. Slip-cast earthenware with gold lustre and transfer decoration.
This is a prototype of the teapot featured in the 500 Teapots Volume 2 book and is on eBay at the moment.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

DAVID LEACH teapot for auction

DAVID LEACH (1911-2005) for Lowerdown Pottery; a porcelain fluted teapot with cane handle covered in green celadon glaze, impressed DL mark to base, height excluding handle 14.5cm. This teapot was purchased from the exhibition accompanying Mick Casson's "Craft of the Potter" television series in 1976.
Estimate: £400 - £500
For auction at

Friday, August 01, 2014

Lead glazed teapot 1810

Date: 1810
Culture: French
Medium: Lead glazed (black) pottery
Dimensions: H: 7 1/2 x D: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Classification: Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line: Gift of Martin and Roberta Lerner, 2008

See more from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mix and Match Teapot Workshop

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sèvres teapot sells for £32,000

Old teapot found in Devon kitchen by Exeter expert sells for £32,000 Read more

Monday, May 19, 2014

Polar Bear Teapot 1992

Someone is selling a Polar bear teapot of mine from 1992, a snip at £199.99

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Gary Seymour Spheres

Gary is exhibiting his ' Spheres' range at the Untitled artists exhibition at Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London from Friday 30th May until  Sunday 1st June. Stand B18.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Trenton Teapot Festival

The Trenton Teapot Festival will be held Friday through May 4. The following is a list of scheduled events:
Friday: Teapot lawn signs judging, sponsored by the Trenton Garden Club.
April 27-May 4: Gibson County Visual Art Association Spring Art Competition on display at City Hall.
April 27:
• Tea party from 3 to 4 p.m., Teapot Room in City Hall, ages 4 to 8 years old. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance. Contact is Tracy Simmons at (731) 697-0958.
• Opening ceremonies are at 4:30 p.m. in Pedestrian Park. Special music, announcements of Teapot Lawn Contest winners and parade marshal. Rain-out location will be First United Methodist Church. Contact is Betty Poteet at (731) 414-8815.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Auction of mainly English 18th century teapots

There will be an auction of mainly English 18th century teapots in London on May 15th. The teapots are the collection of Colin Hanley, a British collector who assembled them between the late 1980s and early 2000s. There are some very rare early English porcelain teapots in the group, which comprises just over 100 lots, as well as some interesting later ones. The collection is being sold as part of an Arts of Europe sale, but it also has its own separate catalogue, with larger images and more information.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

T's Made

T's Made an exhibition of teapots 12th April - 25th May 2014 Rye Art Gallery 107 High Street Rye TN31 7JE
Includes work by Tony Bennett,  Richard Godfrey, Sun Kim, Richard Phethean  and  Andy Titcomb.

Tea Pot Island, Collectors Day

Tea Pot Island, Collectors Day is on Saturday 12th April this year. Gary Seymour has at least 10 new designs to show which includes a preview of his ' Spheres' range to be exhibited in Chelsea in May. All are welcome. Free admission to the museum for the day too!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Chocolate teapot

In 2009 I was contracted to make a chocolate teapot for a leading chocolate manufacturer, when Kraft purchased the company in January 2010 the contract was abandoned. This is a small sample teapot 4 inches high x 6 inches across glazed in chocolate brown and made in 2009. Available on eBay.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Enter the Sixth International Small Teapot Competition and Show.

Enter the Sixth International Small Teapot Competition and Show  here
deadline is 14 February 2014 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cherub teapot

A  prototype version of the cherub teapot which was made in a limited edition of 15 (all of which were sold). It measures 8.5 inches long x 5 inches high. It is decorated with pink underglaze and real gold lustred wings for the teapot handle. Made and signed by Andy Titcomb in Cornwall 2007.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Great photo from Hayburner magazine

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Rosemary Wren

An auction of International Studio Ceramics will be held on Thursday, 12 December, 2013 which will include this delightful teapot by Rosemary Wren
painted with birds on flowering branches initialled 'RDW'
16cm across.Provenance: The Oxshott Pottery Collection. Estimate: £50 - 100

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Since its foundation in 1744 the Imperial Porcelain Factory in Saint Petersburg, Russia had been producing high quality porcelain exclusively for the Tsar and the Imperial Court. Soon after the Bolshevik October Revolution of 1917 the factory was nationalized and renamed State Porcelain Factory. The old traditional bourgeois order was swept away and a revolutionary director was installed who invited artists with radical, modernist ideas to design avant-garde ceramics and porcelain that was "revolutionary in content, perfect in form and flawless in technical execution".

During a very short but intense period, between the end of 1922 and April 1924, the Suprematists were allowed fearless experimentation with utopian, fresh, radical abstract designs based on square, circle and cross. The Suprematism founder and prophet Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), one of the most important pioneers of geometric abstract art, designed here in 1923 his famous innovative, Suprematist teapot and teacups which were de-constructed arrangements of geometrical shapes.

For some this irrational explosive teapot, with its shamelessly phallic spout, looked like a hurtling railway steam engine or it was categorized of "utilitarian irrelevance". Only a handful teapots were made in 1923 because during manufacturing at the State Porcelain Factory they faced several problems. When the factory Director noticed: "Mr. Malevich, your teapot does not pour well" Malevich replied: "it is not a teapot but the idea of a teapot".

Today, with the revolutionary ceramic 3D printing technology, this challenging, complex teapot can now be manufactured in a totally different way without all the problems Malevich faced back in 1923 at the State Porcelain Factory in Saint Petersburg. This 3D printed Malevich Teapot 2.0 is an improved, nearly identical reissue at 90% of the original size, of the original 1923 Malevich teapot which was slightly adapted and optimized for 3D additive manufacturing printing technology. It is a functional teapot with lid, which will offer you in combination with the associated Malevich teacups everything you need for the ultimate Modernist tea ceremony.

Order your 3D-printed Malevich 2.0 Teapot directly from our Geometric Abstraction webshop at our licensed manufacturer Shapeways who will process your order, print the goods and ship them to you from New York (to USA & Canada) or from the Netherlands (to Europe):

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Andy Titcomb at Sable & Ox

Sable & Ox is a new way to find and purchase unique art and design products from around the UK.  Buy direct from some of the country’s most talented artists... including me!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Christopher Dresser teapot

A battered Christopher Dresser teapot has sold at auction for £19,000 after a guide price of between £2,000 and £5,000.
Full details

Friday, August 02, 2013

Teapot Island in the news

Teapot Island, Sue Blazye's teapot museum was featured in the Daily Mirror's Barmiest Days Out!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mad for Tea 10 June to 28 July 2013

Mad for Tea 10 June to 28 July 2013

Geoffrey Mann, Crossfire Teapot (from ‘Natural Occurrence’ series), 2010.
Photo: © Crafts Council/ Nick Moss 2010

Friday, June 07, 2013

Crazy Teapot Exhibition

Vallauris Institute of Arts (France) are holding an exhibition of crazy teapots from June 29 to September 7. The public can vote for their favorite.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Larisa Safaryan

Eggstraordinary teapot made by Larisa Safaryan
from Rhea egg shell and ebony.
See more wonderful works at

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Roger Michell

A new teapot  Swan with Leda by the eminently illustrious Roger Michell

Friday, May 03, 2013

The Tea Roads

An exhibition in Montréal where you can see broken pieces of an old tea set charred when Parliament was burned down on April 25, 1849 found during 2011 excavations.

More details The Tea Roads exhibition

Andy Titcomb

New teapot on display at Whitewater Gallery Polzeath Cornwall

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Books about teapots

Lots of books about teapots. including this new one 500 teapots Volume 2 available for pre order now.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Joshua Primmer

"Crescent Teapot," made by Joshua Primmer 2002, 9 ½” x 16” x 9,” $1000.00.

Johannes Kuhnen

Johannes Kuhnen, teapot, 1996 in the V&A

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ashmolean Museum

Beautiful milk jug and teapot circa 1755 - 1765 in The Ashmolean Museum Oxford.