The Kamm Teapot Collection is a comprehensive look at the teapot through the lens of art. The collection encompasses historical decorative arts, industrial design icons, unique works of contemporary art, novelty teapots, and teapot-related artifacts. The collection is international in scope, includes all media, dates from the 17th to 21rst centuries, and numbers over 17,000 objects.

Featured Teapots

Many artists use existing or “found” objects to create works of art. These three teapot sculptures are made of admission tickets, colored pencils, and playing cards, respectively. See more examples under The Collection category of Unusual Materials.


Learn about the teapots in these writings that explore the collection. Discover the many artistic themes and ideas behind the works. Read about the makers, and see special teapots.

Michael Mangiafico / Ed Pinto, "Honey Pot Tea Set" 2014.

Mangiafico & Pinto Sculpture

Artists Michael Mangiafico and Edward Pinto collaborated on this spectacular sculpture, Honey Pot Tea Set, bringing to bear their respective talents in glass and wood. Mangiafico

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Margaret Wharton, Tee Pot, 2009.

Margaret Wharton Sculpture

“My work describes the nature of what I know about humanness.  It incorporates both destruction and construction. It begins with a mental notion and evolves

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Kevin O’Dwyer, "Rocking Teapot" 1995.

Kevin O’Dwyer Interview

The artist Kevin O’Dwyer (American/Irish, b. 1953) has received international recognition for his work which ranges from holloware and jewelry to photography and large-scale outdoor

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Mary Engel Sculpture

The sculptor Mary Engel (American, b.1963) is known for her whimsical animal forms that she covers with found objects such as watches, beads, buttons, and

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Sonny and Gloria Kamm

Los Angeles residents Sonny and Gloria Kamm have collected teapots for over 35 years. Their interest in teapots began as an adjunct to their collection of contemporary art and led to a passion that has resulted in the world’s largest and most comprehensive teapot collection. The Kamm Teapot Foundation was established to preserve and maintain the teapot collection.

Kamm Teapot Collection Sonny and Gloria Kamm