Collection Highlights

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 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

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 Decatur Georgia. She began her artistic career as a graphic designer, and switched to clay after taking a ceramics class.

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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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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 art history at The Art Institute of Portland. Barrett works primarily in sheep’s wool and human hair to create hand-felted

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Tea Infuser, Model No. MT 49

  This teapot was designed by Marianne Brandt, an important designer of the Bauhaus School. Brandt first made this teapot while she was a student at the Bauhaus in 1924, and showed this example in an exhibition in Leipzig in 1927, when it was purchased by

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Richard Notkin, Curbside Teapot

Richard Notkin’s Yixing Teapots

These teapots in the Kamm Collection by the ceramicist Richard Notkin (American, b. 1948) were created as part of his Yixing series. Though Notkin is an American artist, many of his works pay homage to traditional styles and forms of the teapots of the Yixing

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Red Sandlin

The Chinese QuinTeapots

This teapot sculpture is by the contemporary ceramics artist Laura, or “Red,” Weldon Sandlin. Sandlin was born in Owensboro, KY, and now lives and works in Decatur Georgia. She began her artistic career as a graphic designer, and switched to clay after taking a ceramics

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