Alan Bennett - Pumpkin Seed Teapot
Porcelain, Earthenware & Stoneware with Slips & Glazes, Wood-fired at Cedar Creek Gallery
9"w x 4.5"d x 6"h
Experiences in and around the water have strongly influenced Alan’s work. When he was five, he caught a bluegill. He thought it was so beautiful that he kept it in his pocket where his mother found it several days later when she did the laundry. The process begins with a series of sketches. Next, the primary forms are created using stoneware, clay, or porcelain. The forms are hollowed out, and the porcelain teeth and eyes are added. The pieces are bisque-fired, and glazes are applied by dipping, spraying, and brushing. Lastly, the pieces are fired a second time using various firing techniques, including Raku, reduction firing, wood firing, and others.
*Teapots that are sold must remain on display in the gallery as part of the exhibit until the show closes on September 10, 2020. After the show closes, teapots will be carefully packed and shipped by September 26 or available for pick-up at the gallery.
About National Teapot Show XII
May 20 - September 10, 2023
Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show XII is an invitational event featuring teapots crafted by artists from across North America. More than 200 hand-crafted teapots created using a broad range of materials - including pottery, glass, wood, fiber, and mixed media.
Teapots in the show come in all shapes and sizes! Some are functional - just right for your daily cup of tea, while others are created as sculptural teapots.
Every teapot in the show is available for purchase.