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Andy Titcomb (December 14,1954) is a teapot maker in Cornwall UK.
Andy Titcomb studied at Exeter College of Art and Design, earning a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Ceramics. He began working with Paul Cardew's first business Sunshine Ceramics in 1978 and started his own business in 1980 in a converted pigsty in Topsham Devon UK. Early work was selected by the Design Centre of London. He made his first teapot...a black and white Harlequin in 1983. Encouraged by the support of The Teahouse in Covent Garden London, he made many more teapots.
In the mid 80's he moved to larger premises in Devon and began exporting to France, Germany, Italy and Japan as well as supplying many shops in the UK with a wide range of unusual teapots. In 1990 he moved to North Cornwall in order to combine home and workplace. In 1994 he was one of 20 crafts people to be presented to Prince Charles as part of Cornwall's "In Pursuit of Excellence" scheme. He exports a large percentage of his work to the U.S.A. and in recent years has been commissioned to make various salt and pepper sets for the Salt and Pepper Collectors Club of America.
In July 2012 a boiled egg teapot made by Andy Titcomb and owned by Sir Jimmy Saville was sold at auction for £380. A zebra teapot received an Honorable Mention at the 2012 “Big Fish Small Pot” at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in California USA.
Current work consists predominantly of slip cast teapots made in small numbered editions together with one off recycled assemblages.
- ^ Bramah Edward: (1992) Novelty Teapots: Five Hundred Years of Art and Design Quiller Press, London p 181 ISBN: 1870948726
- ^ In Pursuit of Excellence (1994) published by Hawkins Publishing ISBN 0-9524622-0-6
- ^ Ceramic Review Issue 233 (2008) page 19 ISBN97770144182009
- ^ <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Dreweatts 1759 :: The Fine Art Auction Group". dnfa.com. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 28 September 2012. Check date values in:
- ^ <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Big Fish, Small Pot 4: Fourth International Small Teapot Comeptition". saddleback.edu. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 28 September 2012. Check date values in:
- ^ http://www.cornwallceramicsandglassgroup.co.uk/titcomb.htm
- Bramah Edward: (1992) Novelty Teapots: Five Hundred Years of Art and Design Quiller Press, London ISBN: 1870948726
- Robinson Leah: (2004) Collecting teapots Random House ISBN-10: 0375720456
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