Hot Teapots is your online
resource for teapots. Please see our collection on line. We aim to provide
links to various producers to enable you to start your own collection.
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are adding new products all the time.
On the 22nd
of January 2004 (in the Western Calender) it is the Chinese New Year (for
the year 4702): Then the Year of the Monkey will start.
opportunity to give a Chinese Monkey Teapot made by
Cochin as a gift. Especially for those
that were born in the Year of the Monkey themselves of course:
in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 or 2004
yours through our store.
We made a trip to Britain
in February 2004. We visited some great potteries. First of all Tony
Carters Ceramics, where we saw some of their 2004 new teapots. Futhermore
Henry Watson Potteris and Aston Potteries
Left and right some of our two newest additions
to the collection. The one on the right is from the Teapottery ,a classic that has been revived
in 2003: "the Rucksack. Do you
want to own these and other teapots from the Teapottery,
Left a cast Iron Chinese Teapot we bought in
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We collect our teapots mainly for
decorative purposes, but some make actually really good teapots too. Use this link
for some tips on making a really good pot of tea.
Of course the Globe is
very suitable for teapot design. The pot to the left is a recent addition
to the collection of the TeaPottery, we have seen it for real during a
recent visit to the pottery and it is beautiful.
When Wim was in Schotland
recently he came accross another pottery: Barbara Davidson, also known as
the "Larbert Pottery".
Left: a sample from the Ballymorris
pottery from Ireland.
Right: one of the beautiful and bright
Cochin teapots. Buy them in our on line store.
Collecting teapots is
becoming more and more fashionable. Many people have a strong interest in ceramic, porcelain, and silver creations that have
developed from their once day to day shapes, sometimes centuries ago, into
small works of art that are able to let the artists express themselves and
are appreciated by the collectors.
Recent exhibitions in
museums in the USA helped increase the interest in collecting teapots and
make this a respected collecting item. Teapots are more and more serious
works of art that would be looked upon the in the same way as paintings or
sculptures (which regretfully makes them more expensive too). In many cases they combine features of both. Some collectors
own thousands of pieces. There are different ways of going about when
starting a collection. Find a not so well established artists and follow
him/her through their career, go for the well established artists or just
buy what you like when you see it as we do, there is nothing wrong with
that. Any pot that appeals to you in either color, design, shape or feel
is just the right one for you.