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the artful teapot - long beach museum of art (california)

updated sun 7 sep 03


PurpleLama@AOL.COM on sat 6 sep 03

I must admit that I am not that interested in teapots. Let me change that,
until yesterday I wasn't interested in teapots.

I am taking a pottery class at the local community college, El Camino
College. Each semester my teacher (and a good one he is), Neil Moss, requires us to
go to two pottery exhibits and write a page about each one. Neil suggested
going to the Long Beach (California) Museum of Art ( to see the
lastest exhibit - The Artful Teapot 20th century Expressions from the Kamm
Collection. I checked it out on the web and discovered that it was free yesterday (1st
Friday of the month), so I decided to go. What did I have to lose except an
hour or two?

The exhibit is GREAT. It is an inspiration. I went to bed last night and woke
up this morning thinking about teapots I would like to make. While there are
a few non-ceramic teapots, the majority is ceramic. I think there are around
200 teapots on display. There is a great varieity - something for everyone
without being a jumble. If you are in the LA area, you have a week left to visit
the show. It closes Sept 14.

in sunny Redondo Beach, CA