THE TEAPOTS: an ongoing and changing collection of contemporary teapots in the gallery and online is presented along with regular survey "shows" of teapots that take place at museums and galleries throughout the country. For the teapot collector or for those who enjoy this way of viewing a survey of contemporary studio pottery, we continually present the work of artists, designers and potters for sale - online. While most are functional, some stretch the limits by exploring the conceptual aspect of the form.
LESLIE FERRIN is the author of Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object, published in 2000, by GUILD Publishing. "Teapots are complex objects steeped in world culture and art history. Their appeal - conjuring images of afternoons in homey tearooms or elegant gatherings in grand hotels - is universal. But a new generation of teapots has stood tradition on its ear: As author Leslie Ferrin says, "Today the teapot has one foot in the kitchen and the other in the art world." Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object, tells the tale of this art form from the traditional, functional teapot to an eclecticmix of contemporary designs. The exhilarating collection is presented in more than 120 vivid full-color photographs. The book will delight tea drinkers from around the world, while providing inspiration for artists and a visual feast for the growing number of teapot collectors."
Leslie Ferrin, a former ceramic artist, is a founding partner/director of Ferrin Gallery. The gallery, that began in Northampton, MA held periodic survey exhibitions of teapots throughout the 80's and 90's, the during hay day of teapot production in studio craft movement. In 1995, Ferrin was the project director for "Celestial Seasonings: A Loose Interpretation", an annual national competition, exhibition and acquisition program for the Boulder based company.
In 2012 the COVET: Teapots presented at Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield, MA, is one exhibition within a series that presents contemporary objects and fine art in all media including design, sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, prints, works on paper and is based on contemporary artists creating new works in response to museum collections.
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Ferrin Gallery , established 1979, is nationally known as a contemporary gallery specializing in figural sculpture and studio ceramics. The gallery has a works closely with private collectors, institutions and the media as a source for works by both established and emerging artists. Located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, it is equidistant from New York City and Boston, the gallery also represents a selection of artwork from the best artists living in the region including painting, works on paper, photography and sculpture.