Month: July 2014

Robert Heitmann (American, b. 1922) "High Tea" n.d. mixed media 16 x 20 x 4.25'' Photo: David H. Ramsey. 2013.87

High Tea Diorama

This diorama of two bears drinking tea together was created as a window dressing for the jewelry company Tiffany & Co., by the window dresser

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When Pigs Fly

This large teapot sculpture was created by the quilter and bead artist Thom Atkins, and takes the form of a pig riding a winged-dragon. In

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Park Hall Teapot

This teapot was decorated by the renowned porcelain painter William Billingsley (British, 1758-1828). Billingsley began his career working for Royal Crown Derby, though later worked

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Gladys Nilsson (American, b. 1940) "Grey Bros. 4zz's" 1990 watercolor on paper 23.5 x 22.625" Photo: Courtesy of the Jean Albano Gallery 2012.117

Grey Bros. 4zz’s

This painting is by the contemporary American artist Gladys Nilsson, who is known for her colorful, often surreal figurative watercolor paintings. She currently teaches painting

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Laura (Red) Weldon Sandlin (American, b. 1958) "Hidden Identitea" 2009 ceramic 20.5 x 22.2 x 9.5''. Photos: John Polack, courtesy of the Ferrin Gallery. 2009.51.14

Hidden Identitea

This teapot sculpture is by the contemporary ceramicist Laura, or “Red,” Weldon Sandlin. Sandlin was born in Owensboro, KY, and now lives and works in

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Hair Teapot and Cup

This teapot, teacup, and saucer were created by the fiber artist Annin Barrett, who lives and works in Oregon and teaches textiles, art, design, and

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