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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Walter Gropius (German, 1883-1969)/ Rosenthal (Germany) “TAC Teapot”

Walter Gropius TAC Teapot

Adolph Georg Walter Gropius (German, 1883-1969) was an innovative architect, an influential educator, and the founder of the revolutionary art school known as the Bauhaus.

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Sarah Perry, "The Miracle" 1997

Sarah Perry Sculpture

Sarah Perry (American, b. 1956) is known for her ingenious animal-inspired sculptures that rely heavily on an array of found objects. She scavenges for materials,

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John McQueen, "Teapot" 2010.

John McQueen

“Baskets. Even the word seems humble, self-effacing, and traditional…No one expects a concert of contemporary music to sound like Bach, or a contemporary painting to

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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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Beth Lipman, Tea Set

Beth Lipman Tea Set

American artist Beth Lipman (b. 1971) is best known for her clear glass installations inspired by European and American still lifes. These works explore aspects

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Paul Storr silver teapot.

Paul Storr Silver Teapots

Paul Storr (British, 1771-1844) has been called “the last of the great goldsmiths.” [i] This reputation is rightfully deserved. During the late Georgian era Storr produced a

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Paul Revere

Paul Revere Silver Teapots

“During [Paul Revere’s] protracted life, his activity in business and benevolence, the vigor of his mind, and strength of his constitution were unabated…Seldom has the

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Jan Hopkins, Oh Eleanor, detail

Jan Hopkins Sculpture

Fiber artist Jan Hopkins (American, b. 1955) has garnered a great deal of attention for her intricate baskets, teapots, and torso sculptures that utilize organic

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Wendell Castle, "Aeolus" 2010.

Wendell Castle Sculpture

“Art is omnifarious. It appropriates all forms and assimilates all materials. The results should be a paradox…”[i] -Wendell Castle, 2016 Wendell Castle (American, 1932-2018) has

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Karl Wirsum

Karl Wirsum Sculpture

Karl Wirsum’s sculpture, paintings, and drawings are imaginative, colorful, humorous, and at times, disturbing and “cheerfully grotesque.”[i] Utilizing a range of materials and techniques, he

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Kimberly Sotelo, Willow Teapot, 1999. Willow, 22.5 x 27.5 x 20.5 inches. Kamm Collection 1999.55.2

Willow Teapot

This teapot-shaped sculpture has three parts—the teapot-body, a lid, and a base or tray that it sits upon. Kimberly Sotelo, an artist and furniture-maker, created

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Miel-Margarita Paredes (American, b. 1977). Octopus Teapot, 2005. Copper and sterling silver, 8.5 x 15 x 16. Kamm Collection 2005.58.19

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

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Sowter & Co. (England). Black Basaltes Swan Teapot, ca. 1805. Stoneware 6.5 x 10 x 5″. Kamm Collection 1992.57

Black Basaltes Swan Teapot

This stoneware teapot is attributed to Sowter & Company, an early 19th century pottery manufacturer. Sowter & Company—also called Mexborough Old Pottery—was one of several

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Jean-Joseph Carries Teapot

Henry’s Teapots

These two works of art were both acquired from the estate of the influential art critic, historian, and collector Henry Geldzahler (1935-1994). Geldzahler began his

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(USA) “Teapot Dome Die cut Window Display” 1924 printed paper 7.375 x 15.875” 2013.186.2

Teapot Dome Memorabilia

The Kamm Teapot Collection has several artifacts from the early 1920s about political corruption in the Republican administration of President Warren G. Harding. The Teapot

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(Yixing Province, China) “Candle Teapot” 1990 stoneware 5 x 4.25 x 2.5" Photo: David H. Ramsey. 1999.60.45

Yixing Candle Teapot

This teapot is an example of Yixing (also spelled YiXing) pottery, from the Yixing region in the Jiangsu province of China. This particular teapot, made

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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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William Billingsley (British, 1758-1828) "Park Hall Teapot" ca. 1799-1808 porcelain. 6 x 8.75 x 4.5" Photo: David H. Ramsey. 2005.9.2

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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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

Laura (Red) Weldon Sandlin (American, b. 1958) Hidden Identitea 2009 ceramic, painted wood 20.5 x 22.2 x 9.5” Photos: John Polak, courtesy of the Ferrin

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Annin Barrett (American), “Hair Teapot and Cup” 2011. Human hair, thread, 4.5 x 8.5 x 4.5" (teapot). Kamm Collection 2011.7. Photos: Dan Kvitka.

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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