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

These teapots feature the spectacular artistry of beadwork.


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.

Janet Rickus, Teapot Tangle, oil on linen

Still Life Painting

A still life is a work of art that features an arrangement of inanimate objects either natural or man-made.[i] While people have depicted their food,

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Clayton Bailey, Robot Teapot

Clayton Bailey

“Throughout his career, Clayton Bailey’s art always leaned more toward flames than flowers…From the 1950s until his death in June 2020, Bailey embraced the strange,

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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