In Praise of Teapots


SEACS Councillor and long-time collector Tim Clark covered the origin and development of the teapot in China. Once the dedicated function of this pouring vessel was established, the potters of Yixing unleashed their creativity in expressing its myriad forms. This led to a beautiful marriage of form and function which inspired potters in England to make their own impact on this art form. Several beautiful examples were showcased in this fascinating talk on one of the most popular forms collectors delight in.