Teapots – all things Alice

 Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ film  is released March 5 this year and from  this clip,  it looks a lot of fun.  I’m not keen on Alice’s off the shoulder dress though – is there any need really?  The visual effects look very interesting though.  I found the floating Cheshire cats floating head on the trailer quite frightening.  But so it is in the book, as it fades away and only the grin is left.

cardewTeapot

Surprised to see Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee in the new film though as they are charaters  from Alice though the Looking Glass.   So it would seem that both books and characters have been lumped together.  But, back to the teapots.  It is easy to see why the teapot  serves as a vehicle to Alice. The teapot is central to the tea-party where we get to meet some interesting characters – especially the Mad Hatter.

I actually have this Tony Woods teapot

  I love the wild Mad Hatter teapot by Paul Cardew.  Cardew seems very fond of Alice – he’s done lots of teapots with using the Alice theme.

Paul Cardew MadHatter Teapot

Paul Cardew Alice teapot

I’ve cheated really with this image.  It’s actually a favor box and I think it’s lovely!  Available  HERE  

favor box

 

This unusual teapot has ‘Drink Me’ on the side – obvious really!  But I like the reference to the time on the lid and the hearts on the handle.

drink me teapot

My latest poem is ‘Her Facebook has it ‘ here

Lots of Alice porcelain HERE

White Drink me teapot link here

Teapots teapots website

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10 Responses to “Teapots – all things Alice”

  1. not usually really my thing.
    but curiousity doesn’t usually kill this cat. lol

  2. Very glad to hear it K! always appreciated!

  3. These are delightful teapots. I saw an exhibition in Melbourne back in the ’80s or early ’90’s called Alice150. It marked the 150th Anniversary of the book and the best artists of the time were invited to contribute work inspired by the story. I remember there was a room with big and little doors, and the whole exhibition was laid out like a journey through Wonderland. Alice is such rich fodder for the imagination! I am looking forward to experiencing Tim Burton’s take on it.

  4. Kirsty I absolutely LOVE the idea of this exhibition – the big and little doors and the journey!! I wish I could have seen it. I’m looking forward to the Tim Burton film too, but there better be lots of Lewis Carroll’s intention in it or I won’t be happy lol! By the way in case you missed it, heres the link for my take on the Alice artists through time https://echostains.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/the-art-of-alice-through-the-looking-glass/
    Thanks for visiting – always appreciated!

  5. I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie. The facial expression on the 2nd MadHatter is priceless lol Thanks

  6. dreamalittledesigns Says:

    I see we have the same blog format style! ha ha! Great minds think alike! 😉

    I adore ALice in WOnderland. Looking forward to the movie so much and have loosely based much of my art and creative musings on the wild fantastical patterns of Wonderland. I enjoy drama and color and pattern with every turn!

    If you have a chance check out my art in my etsy store and let me know what you think! http://www.dreamalittledesigns.etsy.com

  7. Hi yes great Minds do think alike! I think this theme goes well with an art based blog – shows the images off well, BUT I don’t know about you but the formatting goes haywire every so often and the font comes out huge, even when I reduce it down.
    Think I found you through the Alice tags. I’ll have a look in your etsy store and look forward to visiting your blog some more! Thanks for stopping by – much appreciated!

  8. this is cool! I’m going to see the movie tomorrow. TOO EXCITED!!

  9. Me too Drew! But I’m going on my birthday next wekk…dead escited about it ! Thanks for visitng Drew, theres loads of art stuff on here – not only teapots lol…even some poetry (such as it is) on my Bookstains’ blog link. Thanks!

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