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Gary Noffke Silver Teapot

Gary Lee Noffke is a complex person who cannot be pigeonholed. He is often described as a metalsmith’s metalsmith, a pacesetter, and the “ultimate maverick.”[1] Although Noffke has often gone against the grain, he is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost metalsmiths in the United States. Since the 1960s, this consummate artist has devoted […]

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Octopus Teapot

This octopus-shaped vessel by Miel-Margarita Paredes is a fully functional teapot with a removable lid over the hollow space in the head that forms the body of the teapot, and a curved tentacle forms the spout. Paredes is a metalsmith and artist known for creating sculptures based on naturalistic animal forms. Some themes in her […]

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Radiant Energy: Teapot

This small sculpture by contemporary jeweler Leah Meleski is a clever use of the teapot form as wearable art. The sculpture is actually composed of a set of jewelry. It disassembles into two bracelets from the teapot handle and body, an earring from the spout, a brooch from the lid, and a pendant from the base. Additional pieces such as the brooch fastener and necklace […]

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T-Pot

This sculpture is an example of an artwork made specifically for the Kamm Teapot Foundation. As patrons of the arts, Foundation trustees Sonny and Gloria Kamm make a point to commission contemporary artists to make a teapot for the collection, and especially seek works from artists who do not normally make teapots. One artist commissioned […]

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Tea Infuser, Model No. MT 49

  This teapot was designed by Marianne Brandt, an important designer of the Bauhaus School. Brandt first made this teapot while she was a student at the Bauhaus in 1924, and showed this example in an exhibition in Leipzig in 1927, when it was purchased by the Jossé family. It was produced in silver-plated brass, with […]

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