Marion Mewburn

Marion Mewburn

  • Biography


    Far from ordinary, Central Otago ceramic artist Marion Mewburn creates fantastic and idiosyncratic teapots, featuring intricate and sometimes hidden elements.
    In 1996 Marion started making teapots, first in Waitati, north of Dunedin, then in Millers Flat, where she now lives.
    She mainly makes teapots.
    “Teapots. Teapots. Which is probably also because I have done them for a long time now and I am "known for them".
    For me, a teapot is something which is used every day. So it must be completely functional - it must be well-balanced, must pour perfectly, and feel comfortable to hold. Which means all the functional elements - spout, lid and handle - must have specific characteristics in order for them to work properly. There are some 'rules' which can't be broken ... though it's always fun (and challenging) to see just how far I can s-t-r-e-t-c-h them.
    So I start with a completely functional teapot, then embroider it with textures, relief work, structural and mobile elements, often with the aim of capturing humorous, poignant or dysfunctional moments in life."
    Technical info: I use white stoneware and fire to 1200° in an electric kiln. The colours are applied under glaze in various ways at different stages. The moving parts (flowers etc) on wires are firmly attached after firing with epoxy resin. The reason for this is that any wire which survives 1200° in the kiln without melting is really ugly to look at. I prefer copper for that reason...

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Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Girl with Lamb and 10 Daffodils, 2021
Ceramics $380.00

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Girl feeding chickens with drawer nest, 2021
Ceramics $380.00

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Chook,Chook, Chook, 2021
Ceramics $380.00

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Girl asleep with cat under umbrella, 2021
Ceramics $380.00

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Sitting on Empty- on wheels (separate man pushing teapot), 2021
Ceramics $380.00

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - I'm a Little Teapot - on wheels, 2021
Ceramics $380.00

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Blue girl with Black umbrella, 2021
Ceramics $380.00

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - with sun and 3 geese, 2020
Ceramics $380.00

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Fairy with bees and snail, 2021
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot -girl with umbrella, 2021
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Imp and frogs, 2021
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - 2 ladies, 2021
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Girl with umbrella flying over lid, 2021
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Cat chasing birds, 2021
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Girl having picnic with ducks, 2021
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Girl, geese, ladder with drawer (inside nest), 2021
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - with rain cloud, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - with sun, geese and umbrella, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - with Seagull, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - with Geese and drawer, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Once Upon a Time, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot on Wheels, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Girl with Chickens with drawer, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Spring Lambs and Daffodils, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Girl with 3 geese under sun, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - Swans on wire handle, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - girl with duck lid, 2020
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - girl with umbrella on lid
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot - girl with umbrella on side of pot
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot with drawer (hearts)
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot with Girl, umbrella and Geese
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot with Girl and Geese
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot with Fairy
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot with drawer (sleeping cat)
Ceramics Sold

Marion Mewburn

Teapot with drawer (eggs)
Ceramics Sold