Teapots are complex objects steeped in history, world culture and art. For the booming number of collectors, they offer a wonderful study in contrast and variety. For artists, they present irresistible possibilities within the context of design, decoration and scale. As a result, teapots have become objects through which potters, clay sculptors, metal artists, glass artists and others demonstrate the height of their creative and technical abilities. From traditional, functional teapots to an eclectic mix of contemporary designs, more than 140 unique pieces are showcased in dramatic, full-colour photography with descriptive captions. This book will appeal to both artists and collectors.