To have and to hold – Teapots

  

a very strokeable teapot

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. 

knitting yarn teapot

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! 

birds nest teapot

knitting needle teapot here 

Sculptural teapot here 

birds nest here

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2 Responses to “To have and to hold – Teapots”

  1. artistatexit0 Says:

    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?

  2. 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
    https://echostains.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/angels-of-anarchy-women-surrealists-exhibition-2/

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