Today's craft artists borrow from the past

Michael Sherrill uses the shape of a teapot and experiments with curvy lines and colors.
How is this teapot different from other teapots that you have seen? This teapot is not functional. It was not created to be used as a teapot! Michael created it so that we can appreciate the history of the teapot and its unique form and shape.

Compare these 2 teapots. One is a traditional teapot created in the 1930s. One is a modern teapot created in 1995. How are they alike? How are they different?

Teapot by Ben Owen, 1935 Teapot by Don Davis, 1993