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Michelle Erickson Ceramic Sculpture

Michelle Erickson, "Taste in High Life" 2004. Porcelain, earthenware, 24.5 x 10 x 7.25 in. Kamm Collection 2004.50. “Michelle Erickson is internationally recognized for her mastery of lost ceramic arts during the age of exploration and colonialism. Her contemporary work makes use of these arcane ceramic techniques to create historical narratives about political, social, and [...]
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Karen Karnes Stoneware Pots

Karen Karnes, "Coffee Set" c. 1950. Stoneware, 8.63 x 8.25 x 6.75 in. (coffee pot). Kamm Collection 2005.94. "[Karen Karnes] was a towering figure of the postwar studio pottery movement, pioneering salt-glazing in the 1960s and wood-firing in the 1980s. Her work opened undreamed of possibilities of expression for the handmade pot. For the many potters [...]
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Paul Revere Silver Teapots

Paul Revere, Jr., "Drum Form Teapot" c. 1782. Silver, wood, 6.38 x 9 x 4.25 in. Kamm Collection 2013.19. Photo: Christie's. “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 tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful.”[i] [...]
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Littleton & Vogel Glass Commission

"Homage to a Teapot" 2012. Cast glass, dye, 15.25 x 15.25 x 6.5 in. Kamm Collection 2012.111. Photo: John Littleton. “…Our ideas are generated by the flow of making and our shared curiosity and wonder of the world (and people) around us...”[i] – John Littleton & Kate Vogel For artists John Littleton (American, b. 1957) [...]
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Jan Hopkins Sculpture

"Oh Eleanor" 2012. Fruit peel, 30.75 x 28.25 x 13 in. Photo: David H. Ramsey. 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 alternative materials. Using items such as fruit peels, seed pods, and fish skins, she creates [...]
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Wendell Castle Sculpture

Wendell Castle, "Aeolus" 2010. Bleached mahogany, 38.5 x 43 x 26.5 in. Kamm Collection 2010.68. Photo: Jon Lam, courtesy Barry Friedman Ltd. “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 been described as a pioneer, a master craftsman, [...]
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Hans Christensen Journeyman’s Piece

"Teapot and Warmer (Journeyman's Piece)" 1944. Sterling silver, rosewood, 9.5 x 8.5 x 5 in. Kamm Collection 2011.59. Photo: Walter Colley. Silversmith Hans Christensen (Danish, 1924-1983) left an indelible impact on the field of metalwork in the United States. In the latter portion of the twentieth century his influence was felt not only in the [...]
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Jan Huling Beaded Sculpture

Jan Schwab Huling (American, b. 1953), "Pothead" 2012. Glass seed beads, resin core, found objects, 19.25 x 13.25 x 7.5 in. Kamm Collection 2012.57.17. Photo: David H. Ramsey. "Pothead" alternative view. The butterfly on deer's hip is three-dimensional. “With each new row of beads, I more clearly see the personality of the piece emerging and [...]
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Beatrice Wood Ceramic Teapots

"Dragon Teapot" 1980. Luster glazed earthenware, 7.75 x 12.5 x 5.75 in. Kamm Collection 1988.1. Photo: Tony Cunha. “Beatrice Wood combines her colors like a painter, makes them vibrate like a musician. They have strength even while iridescent and transparent. They have the rhythm and luster both of jewels and human eyes. Water poured from [...]
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John Prip Experimental Teapot

John Prip (American, 1922-2009), "Experimental Teapot" ca. 1979. Sterling silver, 6.13 x 10.25 x 4.38 in. Kamm Collection 2017.19. Photo: David H. Ramsey. “…John Prip has set the standards of excellence in American metalsmithing…As an artist, he has stretched the horizons of the field. As a teacher, he has shared the results of his experiments [...]
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