It’s been quite a while since I featured some teapots on my blog, so here’s a few more unusual ones I have come across. The first unusual one is made of fur. I have already done a post about Merritt Oppenheimer and her iconic fur cup and saucer (here). I have absolutely no information about this teapot apart from the obvious fact that it is made of what looks like black fur which does look real (and most likely is). I like the tactile qualities of the piece very much.
Yet another teapot with no information to go on apart from the obvious reference to knitting. I really like the design and glazes to this pot, which has been well planned and thought out. A very unusual piece of ceramic indeed.
I was torn between 3 very different pieces to include (one being a bird’s nest teapot), but decided to go with this other birds nest one because I really like everything about it. The colours and the glaze are sympathetic to the subject matter and there is something so countrified and pleasing about it. I like the speckled eggs in the nest drawing – and I probably would like whatever is on the finial – but I can’t make out what it is!
knitting needle teapot here
Sculptural teapot here
birds nest here
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2 thoughts on “To have and to hold – Teapots”
Lynda, Are you also a collector of teapots or just the images? I wonder if the furry pot wasn’t made as an intentional response to Oppenheimer’s cup and saucer?
I used to collect unusual ones, but they take up too much room (not to mention dust). I still have a lot, but don’t display half of them. I keep saying I’ll have somethig built to house them collectively, but so far…..
I’ve actually seen the Oppenheimer teacup and saucer at an exhibition called ‘Desire Unbound’ 2001 http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/surrealism/default.htm
Mimi Parent is another artist obviously inspired by Oppenheimer too