It seems an age since I featured any teapots on my blog. To tell the truth, the unusual ones are still out there but I do like to group them, so they have at least some connection with each other them into little group and finding that theme or connection can be a problem sometimes. So I am going for a period this tiem with a contemporay connection.
The Art deco period began in 1925 and lasted until the 1940s. It was an international movement and was a rather glamourous and stylishly elegant time. The style is unmistakable – a mixture of cubism, futurism modern and freedom.
When people think of Art Deco, they think Clarice Cliff. I do like her colourful designs, along with Suzy Cooper’s. But there are contemporary ceramic artists about who are still inspired by the art deco movement and it shows in their work.
My favorite Art Deco artist is Tamara de Lempicka (I’ve written about her here) her painting epitomised the period. The art deco style is geometric and based on mathamatical shapes, the style lent itself to not only the decorative arts, but some wonderful arcitecture.. This is a fabulous momnet in time and I shall try to do it justice at another time, at the moment I want concentrate on the teapots.
Lorna Bailey was born in 1978 Staffordshire and was inspired by a heritage of Charlotte Rhead, Clarice Cliff and Suzie Cooper. Bailey has even been called the next Clarice Cliff. Flattering as that accolade is, the artist much prefers to be known by her own merit.
You can see that the artist must surely have been inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Not only is the stylised rose motif one of Mackintosh’s trademark, the title really gives it away! I think this is a thoughtful transcription of his style.
I like to see the past reinterpretted like this. It’s inspiring and in a way comforting to see the natural progession of the past marching on through design. Nothing is new – everything has it’s source of inspiration. It’s good to take parts of the past and weave something for the present which in turn will inspire the future. Continuity.
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Lorna Bailey website here
Charles Rennie Mackintosh website here
Clarice Cliff website here
6 thoughts on “Teapots – and all that jazzy”
Thanks for that post. It was so colourful and makes me wish I had space to start collecting such beautiful things.
Hi Ann nice to hear from you again! Unless you have lots of cabinets, it means loads of dusting (I know and follow Quentin Crisps philosophy on that!) What a wonderful era that must have been eh. I’d give anything for just one of those colourful ceramics. Thanks for visiting – appreciated
interesting, and different
Thanks Deanjbaker! Theres lots to be had here, including poetry (on my bookstains) weird and wacky design, tons of art based stuff and even dead bodies! I appreciate your visit!
Art Deco –I ‘know’ and enjoy. Art Deco Teapots–now that’s news to me1 LOL. fun!
Nothings new – just the ways its represented! Thanks for commenting 47Whitebuffalo!