Category Archives: Teapots

Canterbury: collection of doll’s house ceramics

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury is the quirky name recently given to Canterbury’s city museum. In reorganising and redisplaying the museum the curators have made a conscious effort to emphasise the range and variety of individual … Continue reading

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Trawler Teapots – the story of HMT River Spey (updated 23/5/15)

My pots often emerge from something happening around me. I like to start with a narrative or an experience. The Trawler series of teapots been in 2009 when my aunt rediscovered some letters and souvenirs from her childhood in the … Continue reading

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Trawlers and Battleships – New additions to the teapot fleet

  Three of the latest trawler teapots plus one small cruiser. Quite pleased with the long low one – I’d like ot make some much bigger ones of those. Bit impractical but they do pour, honest. At the demonstration weekend I … Continue reading

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The two Martin Hunt teapots are now finished. The Rosenthal/Thomas porcelain was a little uncooperative at first and the colour wasn’t good, but a higher firing has fixed the problem. Both are watertight and ready for action.

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Here are some examples of the pieces I have been working on. These are all broken pots rebuilt using clay and glaze. The Robin Levine teapot is one of two that met with disaster around the house. From an archaeological … Continue reading

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TEAPOTS, trawlers and tiles

These are the most recent handbuilt teapots. Two cruisers and one of the most recent armed trawlers. The trawlers relate to a specific story of my aunt as child mascot to a WW2 trawler/minesweeper in the North Sea. Like the … Continue reading

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Redesigning a Heal’s Teapot – with a screwdriver and some clay

This porcelain teapot came from Heals in the Kings Road. It looks nice. It pours appallingly partly because the spout is very badly designed. It doesn’t help that it has no steam hole in the lid either. What’s more the … Continue reading

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