Saturday, June 02, 2012

Majestic Tale of Teapots

The majestic tale of teapots began in Ancient China created in cast iron and clay at first then more decorative with porcelain. Now popular are all kinds of teapots, ceramic, even glass teapots, often used for brewing various teas without changing the taste since glass does not keep the flavor of tea. I personally love all types of teapots!
 Here is my newest teapot, an acrylic on 12" x 12" gallery wrap canvas. 
So the sides are painted with an occasional extension of the image in a drip style.

 More on TEA ....
The arrival of tea in Europe came in the 17th century where their first teapots were a privilege of the upper class. Later bone china teapots made by Europeans made teapots affordable and accessible to commoners. The oldest teapot is in the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware in Hong Kong dating back to China in 1513.

Built in the 1840s, Flagstaff House originally served as the office and residence of the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong. It was converted to the Museum of Tea Ware in 1984, with a new wing, The K.S. Lo Gallery, added in 1995. Alongside its exhibitions, the Museum holds regular demonstrations, tea gatherings and lectures to promote ceramic art and Chinese tea drinking culture.
Location MapLink to GeoInfo Map
10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong (inside Hong Kong Park)
Tel: (852) 2869 0690 / (852) 2869 6690 (The K.S. Lo Gallery)
Fax: (852) 2810 0021
Free admission

Here's an interesting post on "The first teapot artist".

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Gail Peck said...

Very interesting--I'm drinking some hot tea as I type!

Christine Kemp said...

Love tea, teapots, teapot cosies and your art work. Fantastic.