Collection Highlights

Jules Ralph Feiffer (American, b. 1929), "Kamm Family Teapot Drawing" 2013. Watercolor on paper, 17 x 13 in. Kamm Collection 2013.182. Photo: David H. Ramsey.

Jules Feiffer Teapot Drawing

This drawing was commissioned by the Kamm Teapot Foundation from cartoonist and writer Jules Feiffer. Feiffer has drawn and written for numerous projects, including his long-running syndicated comic strip Feiffer and the illustrations for The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. He has won many awards

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Leah Meleski, Radiant Energy: Teapot

Radiant Energy: Teapot Jewelry

This small sculpture by contemporary jeweler Leah Meleski (American, b. 1985) is a clever use of the teapot form as wearable art. The sculpture is actually composed of a set of jewelry. It disassembles into two bracelets from the teapot handle and body, an earring

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T-Pot by Garry Knox Bennett

This sculpture is an example of an artwork made specifically for the Kamm Teapot Foundation. As patrons of the arts, Foundation trustees Sonny and Gloria Kamm make a point to commission contemporary artists to make a teapot for the collection, and especially seek works from

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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 Dome scandal concerned the backroom leasing of public oil reserves and took its name from the oil field near 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 of dark teal, unglazed stoneware in the form of a melting candle, won a prize at the International Ceramics Competition

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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 and illustrator Robert Heitmann (American, b. 1922). Heitmann created whimsical, seasonal window decorations for Tiffany & Co. from the mid

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Thomas Atkins (American b.1944) “When Pigs Fly” 2006 quilted cotton, aluminum wire, glass beads, coral, glass, faux amber. 18 x 22 x 18" Photo: David H. Ramsey. 2007.124.2

Thom Atkins 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 this sculpture, the spout of the teapot is formed from the open mouth of the dragon, while the handle is

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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 for many other manufacturers, as well as his own pottery factory at one time, and his own decorating business in

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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

Gladys Nilsson 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 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). During the 1960s and 70s, Nilsson was a part of

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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 Gallery. 2009.51.14[/caption] This teapot sculpture is by the contemporary ceramicist Laura, or “Red,” Weldon Sandlin. Sandlin was born in Owensboro,

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Gerry Wallace, "Aircraft Carrier" 2005. Stoneware, porcelain, 8.5 x 18.25 x 6.75 in. Kamm Collection 2005.84.1.

Aircraft Carrier Teapot

This teapot sculpture by ceramicist Gerry Wallace takes the surprising form of an aircraft carrier warship, which sits on a separate base made in the shape of ocean waves. The spout of the teapot is formed from an airplane at the bow of the aircraft

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Luck & Flaw, Ronald Reagan Teapot, Margaret Thatcher Teapot

Luck & Flaw Caricature Teapots

These teapots were designed by British satirists Roger Law (b. 1941) and Peter Fluck (b. 1941), who first met and became friends in art school. Each had independent careers illustrating and cartooning before forming the partnership Luck & Flaw in 1975. They began creating three-dimensional

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