National Teapot Show X

NTSX136-1  Joan Ulrich

Blue Jay Tea
NTSX136-1     $425 SOLD
Joan Ulrich
Virginia

Thrown, altered and composed stoneware.  Salt fired to cone 10.

photo credit:   Joan Ulrich

NTSX137-1  DeLanie Wise

IronTea. 4
NTSX137-1     $190 SOLD
DeLanie Wise
Massachusetts

White stoneware, thrown, altered and fired to cone 10 in a reduction kiln.

"Inspired by 19th century asymmetric clothes irons."  ~ DeLanie

photo credit:   Jennifer Dolan

NTSX138-1   Karen Orsillo

Grean Hosta Teapot
NTSX138-1     $180 SOLD
Karen Orsillo
Maine

Colored porcelain.

"I am often inspired by my garden and plants everywhere.  The colored porcelain pattern I used to form the teapot is my loose interpretation of a Hosta plant."  ~  Karen

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan
 

NTSX139-1  Eric Jensen

T-Pot
NTSX139-1     $110 SOLD
Eric Jensen
Illinois

White stoneware.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX140-1  Kelly Thiel

Royal-Tea
NTSX140-1     $850
Kelly Thiel
Oregon

Clay with underglazes and post-fired finishes.

"I loved the idea of making a "Queen of Tea" for this show.  To me, she's high born and her crown is represented by the teapot on her head."  ~  Kelly

photo credit:   Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm.

NTSX141-1 Linda McFarling  Tripod Teapot

Tripod 1 Cup Teapot
NTSX141-1     $110 SOLD
Linda McFarling
North Carolina

White stoneware.  Thrown, faceted, altered and titanium slip.  Soda-fired to cone 10.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

 

NTSX142-1  Marilyn Palsha

Snow Ball Queen
NTSX142-1     $350
Marilyn Palsha
North Carolina

Slab-built white mid-range stoneware with underglaze.

"Inspired by the marshmallow covered treat of my childhood.  The dress and crown are based on the cross section of that little cake."  ~   Marilyn

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

NTSX143-1   Shelley Jones  Brewso Felted Teapot

Brewso
NTSX143-1    $1,150 SOLD
Shelley Jones
Virginia

Hand-felted merino wood and silk fibers.  Wet felting process.

"Inspired by Henri Rousseau's richly colored, verdant jungle-themed paintings."  ~  Shelley

photo credit:  Shelley Jones

 

NTSX144-1  Shane Porter

I'm Stumped
NTSX144-1     $169 SOLD
Shane Porter
Colorado

Ceramic, wood.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX145-1  Jordan Jones Rabbits & Flowers Teapot

Rabbits & Flowers Teapot
NTSX145-1     $125 SOLD
Jordan Jones
Washington

Helmer porcelain, cone 10 soda-fired.

"I make functional pottery with lively and playful animals, carved onto my pots.  I create stories and scenes with these animals, creating characters that people can see, relate, and connect with.  Like many other potters, I believe that useing handmade objects brings joy to people in their daily lives.  I want my pots to delight the people that use them."  ~  Jordan

photo credit:  Jordan Jones
 

NTSX146-1  Cheryl Constantine & Mikio Matsumoto

Carved Mint Teapot
NTSX146-1   $180 SOLD
Cheryl Constantini & Mikio Matsumoto
California

High-fired porcelain.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX146-2 Cheryl Constantini & Mikio Matsumoto

Forest Green Teapot
NTSX146-2     $100 SOLD
Cheryl Constantini & Mikio Matsumoto
California

High-fired porcelain.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX146-3   Cheryl Constantine & Mikio Matsumoto  Teapot

Teapot
NTSX146-3     $100 SOLD
Cheryl Constantini & Mikio Matsumoto
California

High-fired porcelain with bamboo handle.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan
 

NTSX147-1A  Laurie Shaman teapot

Burrowing Owls & Screech Owl Teapot
NTSX147 (View 1)      $375
Laurie Shaman
Illinois

Porcelain with underglazes & glazes fired to cone 6.  Sgraffito, slip-trailing and free-hand painting.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

Burrowing Owls & Screech Owl Teapot
NTSX147-1 (View 2)    $375
Laurie Shaman
Illinois

Porcelain with underglazes and glazed fired to cone 6.  Sgraffito, slip-trailing and free-hand painting.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning about or purchaing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm.

NTSX147-2A  Laurie Shaman  Teapot

Women & Cat, Woman & Rabbit Teapot
NTSX147-2 (View 1)    $395
Laurie Shaman
Illinois

Porcelain, underglazes and glazes.  Sgraffito, slip-trailing and free-hand painting.  Fired to cone 6.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

 

Woman & Cat, Woman & Rabbit
NTSX147-2 (View 2)     $395
Laurie Shaman
Illinois

Porcelain, underglazes and glazes.  Sgraffito, slip-trailing and free-hand painting.  Fired to cone 6.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

NTSX148-1  Jim Connell Teapot

Green Carved Teapot
NTSX148-1     $600 SOLD
Jim Connell
South Carolina

Stoneware.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX149-1  Jon Michael Route

Moon Man Teapot
NTSX149-1     $4,250
Jon Michael Route
Wisconsin

Copper, brass and pewter with waxed finish.

"The Moon Man faces represent a seldom taken indulgence, a letting go, as if I've given myself permission to take a joyride on a sunny spring day."  ~  Jon

photo credit:  Jon Michael Route

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

Teapot 2017 Series
NTSX150-1     $250 SOLD
Ken Sedberry
North Carolina

Wood-fired stoneware, thrown, hand-built and carved.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX151-1 Chrissie Callejas

Incognito:  Hiding From Realitea
NTSX151-1.    $1,000 SOLD
Chrissie Callejas
North Carolina

Porcelain, hand-built slabs, scraffito with colored slips.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

 

NTSX151-2 Chrissie Callejas Flowered Teapot

Flowered tea Pot
NTSX151-2     $750 SOLD
Chrissie Callejas
North Carolina

 

Porcelain, hand-built, carved, textured, scraffito with colored slips.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan
 

NTSX151-3 Chrissie Callejas. Spring Joy Teapot

Spring Joy
NTSX151-3    $850
Chrissie Callejas
North Carolina

Porcelain with found objects, hand-built and scraffito.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

NTSX152-1   Dale Lewis

Extratearrestrial
NTSX152-1     $2,000
Dale Lewis
Alabama

Wood-dyed and natural maple, cherry, acrylic and corian.

"Fantasy creatures and whimsy are a large part of my vocabulary and the alien seemed like a natural for this conceptual teapot.  So I created a flying saucer and an alien with all the features of a teapot."  ~  Dale

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

Tea for Toucan
NTSX153-1     $350 SOLD
Betsy Vaden
North Carolina

Stoneware, wheel-thrown and altered, hand-building and sculpting.

"The inspiration began with my fascination with the toucan body and with the playfulness of the title.  The title came before the piece."  ~  Betsy

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

Chestnut Crock
NTSX154-1     $600
Carol Gentithes
North Carolina

White clay.

"I based this teapot on an ancient chestnut tree
that still lives in England on the estate of Croft Castle
in Herefordshire.  The trunk of this tree resembles a
teapot shape."  ~  Carol

photo credit:  Carol Gentithes

If you are interested in learning about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

NTSX154-2  Carol Gentithes Stump the Trump Teapot

Stump the Trump
NTSX154-2     $700
Carol Gentithes
North Carolina

American Standard Clay.

"This teapot is based on the trunk of Yew tree.  While the center of a yew is rotting a branch may put down a root into the decaying material, so that in decay new life is being provided for.  This phenomenon can be seen in many yews and is variously described as internal roots or stems. Becoming hollow can be advantageous in giving the tree greater flexibility, especially in windy conditions. 
The Yew is the genus of taxus."  ~  Carol

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 from 10am - 6pm EST.

NTSX155-1A Deborah G. Rogers

I Gave Myself a Good Talkin' to
(Maybe it's time 4 tea)

NTSX155-1A (View 1)     $1,650 SOLD
Deborah G. Rogers
Virginia

 
Ceramic with mixed media.

"My Art is my therapy:
When I am stuck and fragile, like Humpty Dumpty on a wall,
I take a little break, add a little self-talk to prevent the fall.
Always take time 4 tea!"  ~  Deborah

photo credit: Deborah G. Rogers
 

NTSX155-1B Deborah G. Rogers

I Gave Myself a Good Talkin' to
(Maybe it's time 4 tea)

NTSX155-1B (View 2)      $1,650 SOLD
Deborah G. Rogers
Virginia

Ceramic with mixed medium.

"My Art is my therapy:
When I am stuck and fragile, like Humpty Dumpty on a wall,
I take a little break, add a little self-talk to prevent the fall.
Always take time 4 tea!"  ~  Deborah

photo credit:  Deborah G. Rogers

NTSX155-2A  Deborah G. Rogers

Dancing in the Garden
NTSX155-2A (View 1)     $1,850 SOLD
Deborah G. Rogers
Virginia

 
Ceramic with mixed media.

"My Art is my therapy:
At the end of each day, with you by my side and tea in hand,
we dance in our garden to the music of life.
This was made as an Anniversary piece as a reminder to
make time 4 tea, take time 4 me on our 36th year."  ~  Deborah

photo credit:  Deborah G. Rogers

NTSX155-2B  Deborah G. Rogers

Dancing in the Garden
NTSX155-2B (View 2)     $1,850 SOLD
Deborah G. Rogers
Virginia

Ceramic with mixed media.

"My Art is my therapy:
At the end of each day, with you by my side and tea in hand,
we dance in our garden to the music of life.
This was made as an Anniversary piece as a reminder to make time 4 tea,
take time 4 me on our 36th year."  ~  Deborah

photo credit:  Deborah G. Rogers

NTSX156-1  Linda & Jim Dalton

Sassy Teapot
NTSX156-1   $227 SOLD
Linda & Jim Dalton
North Carolina

Thrown and altered, reduction fired clay.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX156-2  Linda & Jim Dalton

Sassy II
NTSX156-2     $227
Linda & Jim Dalton
North Carolina

Thrown and altered, reduction fired clay.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

NTSX157-1   Cory McCrory

Wash Day:  Airing Dirty Laundry
NTSX157-1     $380 SOLD
Cory McCrory
Illinois

Stoneware paperclay, high-temperature wire, underglaze and glaze.

"I am obsessed with houses and what goes on inside."  ~  Cory

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX157-2 Cory McCrory

3 Crows
NTSX157-1  $380 SOLD
Cory McCrory
Illinois

Stoneware paperclay, high-tempurature wire, underglaze and glaze.

"One crow offspring helps to raise their younger siblings."  ~  Cory

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX158-1  Teresa Pietsch  Mushroom Teapot

Mushroom Teapot
NTSX158-1     $180 SOLD
Teresa Pietsch
North Carolina

Eartheware, monoprint slip transfer and low fired soda.

photo credit:   Jennifer Dolan
 

NTSX159-1   Susan Bostwick

The Canary & The Leopard Frog
NTSX159-1     $200 SOLD
Susan Bostwick
Illinois

Eartheware

"Walking through the woods behind my house, I find shards of pottery, remnants from an old car and other odds and ends from those who've inhabited this quarter-section of Madison County.  Often the pieces turn up as debris tossed carelessly into the creek.  These artifacts, along with family mementos and the creatures that cohabit this land, provide inspiration."  ~  Susan

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX160-1  Jim Budde

Anubis
NTSX160-1   $2,200
Jim Budde
Idaho

Ceramic.

"Inspired by aspects of antiquity and a connection between humans and animals;  the teapot was hand-built with slabs through an assemblage of connected parts."  ~  Jim

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm.

NTSX161-1A  Janet & Jay O'Rourke

Queen of Hearts
NTSX161-1 (View 1)     $4,800
Janet & Jay O'Rourke
Florida
 

Turned and carved maple, gingko, colored pencil, pyrography, 15 to 20 layers of laquer and Swarovski crystals.

"We always hoped that the Queen of Hearts would find happiness and love. This is how we envision her as a good queen spreading love and light to all.  XO"  ~  Janet & Jay

photo credit:  Ryder Gledhill

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 
 

NTSX161-1B  Janet & Jay O'Rourke

Qeen of Hearts
NTSX161-1B (View 2)     $4,800
Janet & Jay O'Rourke
Florida
 
 

Turned and carved maple, gingko, pigment, colored pencil, pyrography, 15 to 20 layers of laquer and Swarovski crystals.

"We always hoped that the Queen of Hearts would find happiness and love. This is how we envision her as a good queen spreading love and light to all. XO" ~  Janet & Jay

photo credit:  Ryder Gledhill

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot,
please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

NTSX161-2  Janet & Jay O'Rourke

Butterfly Tea
NTSX161-2     $1,800 SOLD
Janet & Jay O'Rourke
Florida

Turned and carved maple, gingko, pigment, colored pencil, pyrography, 15 to 20 layers of lacquer and Swarovski crystals.

"Our gardens are our inspiration for this piece.  Working with flowers and planting to help the survival of the butterflies, bees and other magical garden creatures brings us peace and happiness."  ~  Janet & Jay

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX162-1  Ron Koehn  King Tut Teapot

King Tut with Slave Cups, II
NTSX162-1     $850
Ron Koehn
Colorado

Stoneware clay.

"This teaset was inspired by my  visits to the Cairo Museum and the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.  Also, I had the opportunity to see the "Treasures of Tutankhamun" exhibition in Cologne, Germany and again in Denver, Colorado.  The art and culture of ancient Egypt during the time of the Pharoahs (4500 - 1090 BC) have fascinated me ever since.

In designing this tea set, I've stylized King Tut in the manner of the figures painted on the walls of his tomb.  It's the ancient Egyptians' conventional 2-D drawing formula of showing the head and legs in profile, the torso and eyes in front view, which I've translated into 3-D, giving this old art form a wacky new twist.  The teapot is functional. 

King Tut is stil revelent today.  Remember that 1980's pop-rock dance song, "Walk Like an Egyptian"? 
Try it! " ~  Ron

photo credit:  Ron Koehn

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

NTSX163-1  Lanny Bergner  Mesh Teapot

Mesh Teapot with Teabag
NTSX163-1     $2,100 SOLD
Lanny Bergner
Washington

Flame treated stainless steel mesh, coated copper, wire and brass wire.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan
 

NTSX164-1  Glenn Dair

Tripod Teapot
NTSX164-1     $350 SOLD
Glenn Dair
Georgia

Ceramic, hand-built slab construction.  Con 7 soda-fired with spearmint glaze.

"Form based on a Chinese bronze pouring vessel from 1500 B.C."  ~ Glenn

photo credit:  Glenn Dair

NTSX165-1  Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk Teapot

Branching Thoughts Teapot
NTSX165-1     $325 SOLD
Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk
California

White stoneware, bronze clay, slab-built and wheel thrown and fired to cone 10.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX166-1  Andree Richmond

Bamboo Teapot
NTSX166-1    $950
Andree Richmond
Arizona

Clay.

"This piece was inspired by oriental bamboo design teapots, both in subject matter and the muted colors and who can risist monkeys?  The elephant was made by coiling clay to make a hollow vessel adding texture as I went.  Monkeys and bamboo sculpted and attached.  DO NOT PICK UP BY THE HANDLE."  ~ Andree

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm.

NTSX166-2  Andree Richmond

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
NTSX166-2     $900
Andree Richmond
Arizona

Clay.

"The title is the inspiration for this teapot.  Quite often a saying, story or play on words will spin my mind off to see crazy images such as to alligator wrestling.  The bodies started off as two pinch pots joined together to make a bean, the two beans were then joined together to make a vessel and the rest was modeled on."  ~ Andree

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

Luna:  Dragonfly Teapot
NTSX167-1     $425 SOLD
CJ Niehaus
Illinois

Thrown porcelain with underglaze pencil illustration and underglaze washes.  Fired to cone 6.

"Dragonflies have been meaningful animals throughout my life.  During times of distress, the sight of a dragonfly reassured me.  I heard the Native American folklore of the dragonfly, as it offered hope to travelers.  They knew water was near, and therefore, life.  All of life is a journey, and we are traveling through it, happy for reassurance that there is hope ahead in times of darkness.  The moon symbolizes the female energy and light that guides.  In my gratitude to the powerful love of women in my journey, I offer up this vessel that embodies nourishment and comfort in a shared ritual.  Hope, love and community in a teapot."  ~ CJ

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

NTSX168-1  Karen Swyler

Tipped
NTSX168-1     $180 SOLD
Karen Swyler
Vermont

Porcelain, cone 6 oxidation.

photo credit:  Karen Swyler

NTSX169-1  Gertrude Graham Smith

Ruffled Teapot with Warmer
NTSX169-1      $225
Gertrude Graham Smith
North Carolina

Porcelain.

"Living in Scotland required tea-breaks.  Fellow Europeans introduced me to the original purpose of tea-light candles:  A teapot and warmer offers a warm "cuppa" always."  ~ Gay

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

NTSX170-1   Terry Evans

Sassafras Treepot with Loop Handle
NTSX170-1     $2,700
Terry Evans
Kansas

Sassafras, wenge, bloodwood, ash, lacewood, elm, lati and various veneers.  Both dyed and natural.

Once I came across come nicely figured sassafras wood, the idea of "sassafras tea" simply had to be transformed into a "Sassafras Teapot", or treepot as a silly play on words.  ~ Dale

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

NTSX171-1  Polly Adams Sutton teapot

Red Dragon Tea
NTSX171-1      $2,800
Polly Adams Sutton
Washington

Sculptural Cedar Bark Basketry.

"Teapot is twined with wire and woven with dyed, variegated cane.  the spokes are prepared by the artist."  ~ Polly

photo credit:  Polly Adams Sutton

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

NTSX172-1  Hayne Bayless

Teapot with Hinged Lid
NTSX172-1     $400 SOLD
Hayne Bayless
Connecticut

Hand-built stoneware with slab and extruded elements, stenciled black underglaze and copper matte glaze.

"This is part of a formal line I've pursued for a while that draws on colonial-era pewter and silverware for inspiration.  The spiral handle and swan's-neck spout trace directly to those earlier pieces, while the decoration is a result of long observation of Asian printing motifs, particularly those on Japanese textiles." ~ Hayne

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

Tempest
NTSX173-1     $260  SOLD
Larry Downing
North Carolina

Clay.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

 

NTSX173-2 Larry Downing

Untitled
NTSX173-2     $160
Larry Downing
North Carolina

Clay.

photo credit:  J Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

NTSX174-1  Lana Heckendorn

Dome Teapot & Slim Mugs
NTSX174-1     $249 SOLD
Lana Heckendorn
Pennsylvania

Porcelain.

"The form of the teapot is an interpretation of a church dome I used to walk by almost daily when I lived in Philadelphia.  I became very interested in domes, and intrigued by their physical strength, plus their potential use as pouring vessels.  My pots are thrown, with hand-built additions.  The spout on this teapot is made from a thick coil, which is pierced with successively larger dowels and rolled and pinched.  My handles are all made from clay blanks which are weighed, partially dried, then attached and pulled from the pieces themselves.  This teapot has a hand-built lock to prevent the lid from coming off while pouring tea."  ~  Lana

photo credit:  Lana Heckendorn

 

NTSX175-1  Susan Farrar Parrish

Ironclad Beetle Serves Tea
NTSX175-1     $650
Susan Farrar Parrish
North Carolina

Found objects with mixed media.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.
 

NTSX175-2 Susan Farrar Parrish

Bug-eyed For Tea
NTSX175-2    $950 SOLD
Susan Farrar Parrish
North Carolina

Found objects with mixed media.

photo credit:  Jennifer Dolan

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing this teapot, please call the gallery at 919-528-1041 between 10am - 6pm EST.

NTSX176-1A  Melisa Cadell  Untitled

Untitled
NTSX176-1 (View 1)     $598 SOLD
Melisa Cadell
North Carolina

White earthenware, underglaze and glaze.

"Watching humanity lose its empathy for the stranger in distress seems to be an appropriate topic to approach for this teapot exhibition.  The images on this teapot come from photographic documentation taken as refugees from Syria, Central and South America, make their way to safer destinations hoping to find peace.  This work questions what we lose as we protect that which we believe to be our."  ~ Melisa

photo credit:  Melisa Cadell

NTSX176-1B  Melisa Cadell Teapot

Untitled
NTSX176 (View 2)     $598 SOLD
Melisa Cadell
North Carolina

 
White earthenware, underglaze and glaze. 

"Watching humanity lose its empathy for the stranger in distress seems to be an appropriate topic to approach for this teapot exhibition.  The images on this teapot come from photographic documentation taken as refugees from Syria, Central and South America, make their way to safer destinations hoping to find peace.  This work questions what we lose as we protect that which we believe to be ours."  ~ Melisa

photo credit:  Melisa Cadell