I have been following Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor, North Carolina for quite a few years primarily because they have an amazing teapot show every year. I have not been able to go in person but thanks to the wonderful online world I can visit the gallery to see the show anytime via my computer.
This year the event was featured in Carolina Country which comes to us because we get our electricity through Haywood EMC. This monthly magazine always has interesting articles and recipes and recently they featured the National Teapot Show. Of course I had to check it out.
The fun part of this show is that artists from all over and create teapots from various mediums including glass, metal, pottery, wood, fiber, and mixed media. There are no identical teapots and all in the show are for sale. The prices range from a very reasonable $100 to the more extravagant and collectible price of $6000.
The pictures of all the teapots on on their website here as well as the artist and price information. A good portion of the teapots have already sold but if you are a lover of teapots like me you will enjoy just looking at the pictures. You will have to click through here to be able to view them as the pictures are property of Cedar Creek Gallery and I do not have permission to share them here. It is worth the click, trust me.
After viewing them all I would have to say that there are several that are my favorites. Charlie’s Safari by Jim Budde of Idaho has to top the list. Featuring Charlie Brown, an elephant and a peanut the artist has created a unique and whimsical teapot that is sure to delight anyone who sees it.
Another teapot, Teapee, by Glen Dair is a fun and unique teapot with both a tea and teapot theme. The colors are brilliant and the design is just fun.
Finally one of the most expensive teapots in the collection is entitled Night Flight by Jan Huling and represents a bat complete with vintage beads glued onto the pot itself. This one sells for $6000 and is a bit out of my price range but I bet it is stunning to see in person.
One year I will make it to the show that has been held since 1989. The current show runs through September 7th and even though a majority of the teapots, especially the ones in my price range, are already sold, it is just fun to view them online and enjoy the creativity. I would urge you to pop over to the website and enjoy some unique and special teapots by clicking here.