Christina Y. Smith, "The Ranch" 1999. Sterling silver,

Christina Smith

The American artist Christina Y. Smith (b. 1951) “[grew] up in a family where tea was important.”[i] She remembers receiving her first tea service at

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Gail Ritchie, "Birch Bark Tea Set" 1983.

Gail Ritchie Teapots

“I like my work to speak, delight, amuse, and surprise…”[i] -Gail Ritchie Since the 1970s the American artist Gail Ritchie (b. 1947) has created work

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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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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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