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The National Teapot Show XII has arrived! Shop for your favorite teapots online and in the gallery. Through September 10.

David Roswell Teapot


David Roswell
North Carolina

Local NC Stoneware, Cone 10 Soda-fired & Reduction-cooled
6.75"w x 4"d x 6"h

About the Teapot
I was inspired by lines and patterns that I see in nature--in clouds, ripples in the water, lichen and bark. The teapot has an internal strainer, so it can be used for loose leaf tea. I love this size teapot for daily use.

Artist Statement
The process drives my creative journey. I love the feeling of a form rising from a ball of clay, the raging uncertainty in the atmospheric kiln, and the joy of pulling out a successful piece, still cooling, and learning its story. My work brings the user that sense of curiosity, excitement, and pleasure—getting it right into their hands. I make pots for everyday use so that people pause and care for the things and people around them.

I use locally dug wild clay, connecting me with millennia of potters making work to serve their communities and inspire their imaginations. I draw inspiration from the sun-glinted ripples in water, the patterns and disorder of clouds, and the surfaces of weather-worn, lichen-covered rocks and logs in the forest.

About David
David Roswell is a studio potter based in Durham, North Carolina. After completing an apprenticeship with Rusty Sieck, David set up a studio at home. He fires in a soda kiln he converted from an old gas kiln. David sells his work at galleries, craft shows, and online. 

*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.