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teapot show at san fraancisco international airport (long)

updated mon 20 dec 04


Barbara Brown on sun 19 dec 04

There is a wonderful show of 60 comtemporary ceramic teapots at the San F=
rancisco Airport in the International Terminal. The show is from the col=
lection of Diane and Sandy Besser which is a recent gift to the Fine Arts=
Museums of San Francisco. The collection is being exhibited at San Fran=
cisco Airport Museums in anticipation of the reopening of the DeYoung Mud=
rum Sept 2005.
There are teapots of many well known ceramic artists ie:
Beatrice Wood. Betty Woodman, Robert Turner, Richard Notkin, Akio Takemor=
i, John Glick, Don Reitz, Mayer Shacter, James Makins and many more.
The one I'd love to own is by James Makins. I have a plate, bowl and cup=
of his and the teapot is the same beautiful white porcelain with a beaut=
iful form.
You can see these teapots anytime as they are in a showcase between the c=
heckin counters and the security area for gates 91-102 in the Internation=
al terminal.
I first saw the show on my way to Mexico and 2 weeks later Fred Yokel and=
I stopped on our way home from a ACGA board meeting. I parked in the In=
ternational parking garage ($1 for 12 minutes) and Fred and I walked up t=
o the departure level and looked at the show. The parking cost for us wa=
s $3 so it is worth a visit.
For anyone coming to the Potter's Council workshop happening in Mendocino=
in Jan and coming thru the San Francisco airport there are shows all thr=
u the domestic and international terminals. If you go to San Francisco A=
irport Museum website=20
you will see a list of shows and a map of where they are.
If you come in on a United flight there is a wonderful show of old Califo=
rnia ceramic tiles. This is past the security area and out toward gates =
76-90 in the domestic terminal.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Mendocino in Jan.

Barbara Brown
1225 Manzano Way
Sunnyvale, Ca 94089