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Teapots: Group Show

524 E Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589
  • Dates: March 3, 2023 - April 16, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Abel Contemporary Gallery
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Teapots: Group ShowEmerging around 1500 CE in Yixing, China, the humble teapot transformed the consumption of tea from an individual experience to a communal event. This revolutionary form spread first throughout east and south Asian eventually arriving in Europe. Through this transcontinental exchange, the basic form of the teapot remained relatively unchanged— an ergonomic handle affixed to a bulbous lidded chamber with a long spout for pouring the contents into cups. With the invention of high-fire ceramics, the teapot began to take on elaborate decoration, elevating the quotidian form to an object fit for high society. This exhibition features works which showcase the variety present in contemporary teapots by Margaret Bohls, Craig Clifford, Nick DeVries, Delores Fortuna, Rick Hintze, Kate Marotz, Ryan Myers, Ted Neal, Jose Sierra, Mike Stumbras, and Shumpei Yamaki.