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

Fong Choo - Blanford Peach Series


Fong Choo

Porcelain Wheel-thrown with Sprayed Glazes and Dyed Red Handle, Cone 6 Oxidation-fired
5.5"w x 4.5"d x 5.5"h

Artist Statement
"What is so exciting about looking at a sleeping tiger?"
"Nothing. But if you take a stick and poke at it, you will remember that tiger for the rest of your life!"
This is part of a conversation I once had at the Minnesota Zoo.
In many ways, this parallels my attitude towards clay: it requires poking to awaken it. One must push the limits, test the waters, search, prod, and explore its many boundaries.
For over ten years, my work has focused on Miniature Teapots. The teapot form continues to challenge and fascinate me. I feel blessed to be able to pursue the life of a potter -- especially when it requires poking the sleeping tiger...

About Fong
For more than a decade I’ve been exploring the teapot in its miniaturized form. The teapot form continues to challenge and fascinate me, and the idea of doing one thing and doing it well has been central to the success of my profession as a potter. There are a lot of techniques involved in making these teapots, and some of the techniques require tools that I have made for myself to suit a certain situation.
Although a native of Singapore, I attended college in North Carolina with graduate work in Kentucky at the University of Louisville. I’m inspired by my Chinese heritage, and particularly in the long tradition of Yixing pottery. My teapots are small and jewel-like, made of porcelain and often fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.

*Teapots that are sold must remain on display in the gallery as part of the exhibit until the show closes on September 10, 2023.  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.