Teapots are more than just vessels for the beverage. They can also be a unique art form, as this collection of weird and wacky teapots shows. Just how functional these teapots are is debatable, but there’s no doubting the creators’ imagination.
Mobile Phone Teapot
One of many bizarre teapots created by The Teapottery. On sale for £29.95.
Teapot by Margit Nellemann
Margit Nellemann was giving away this handmade teapot earlier this month. I love the design on the pot.
Jules Verne Teapot
Created by Ismael.
Deb Babcock’s “Graceful Swan” is beautiful, but certainly not cheap: you can buy it for $159.
Double Giraffe Teapot
A nonfunctional teapot with two giraffes on top. Photo by spottedsushi.
The Lazy Teapot
The pot sits into a base and can be tilted, so you don’t have to lift the pot at all. You can also set the pot to boil water to a specific temperature. Created by Lotte Alpert. Via FreshHome.
While we’re on the topic of tilting teapots, check out this one created by Joan Ulrich from Alexandria, VA, USA for the Third International Small Teapot Competition. Check out this link for a gallery of the entrants. Plenty bizarre ones there!
The Avestruz Tea Set by Daniel Marcelo Salvatore was designed to mimic an ostrich with its head in the sand. See it? Via Yanko Design.
The Automatic Teapot has an inbuilt timer which you can set. At the right time, the teapot will automatically lift the loose leaves from the water. It is available from The Teaspot. Via Hostess.
This isn’t the greatest representation of a kangaroo ever, but then it is a teapot. Found via Teapots, teapots, teapots.
Oil Container Teacup
I love the rustic look of this one. It was created by Sharon Bartmann and featured in the Teapots Across America exhibition.
This was another teapot on show with the Teapots Across America Exhibition. Created by Barbara Davis.