A response to Quietly Continuing The Teapots of Tineke van Gils Article by Anthony E Stellaccio Featured in Ceramics Art and Perception Issue 92, 2013
A group shot of Tineke van Gils’s Teapots
Tineke van Gils is a dedicated potter who makes porcelain teapots, pairing a complicated form with a complicated material. The reductive process of wheel throwing and experimentation has yielded Gil’s extensive body of work. When displayed together the teapots are related by form and material only. Each of her teapots is unique and has individual character. Perhaps each teapot is a personification or maybe Gils views each one as a child that she is sending out into the world.