“Spout, handle, body, lid, knob, foot. What exactly makes a teapot? Anatomical features? A connection to the ceremony of tea preparation and consumption? Or simply the ability to steep the beverage? As you’ll see when you peruse the pages of this wonderful book, the definition of a teapot is open to interpretation. Thanks to its long history and to the rituals and symbolism that surround it, the teapot prompts an astonishing range of responses in artists. Few objects are more inspiring of innovation. The number of ingenious variations involving form, material, and theme included here is remarkable.”
- exerpt from “500 Teapots – Volume 2,” juried by Jim Lawton.