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"So many elements in a teapot make it exciting to look at," Oakley said, noting the lid, handle, spout and body. "We got a huge response from artists and folks coming to see the show."
The current show has more than 200 teapots on display created by artists from 37 states. Teapots are functional, conceptual and sculptural. They start with the same idea and even if they use the same materials, they come up with vastly different teapots, she said. There are no limits on medium or size, and the largest teapot in a show was 3 feet tall, Oakley said. Mediums used include pottery, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media. Quite a few can be used for tea, if you like function with form. The artists in the show are all invited and include a dozen from
Oakley drinks mostly iced tea, but does own some of the teapots that have been in the shows. Coming up with the list of artists is always challenging, she said, because people want artists they know as well as those who are new to the show.
Oakley herself has a hot glass studio on the
All the teapots in the show are for sale, with prices ranging from
WHAT: National Teapot Show IX
INFORMATION: For information about the gallery, visit cedarcreekgallery.com. To view and purchase teapots, visit shopcedarcreek.com.
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