JDSP: Teapot—Margrete-Heymann-Lobenstein-Mark

Junior Docent Student Work

Reproduction Artwork by Hannah Yang

Hannah Yang—Luther Burbank Elementary

This teapot was made by Margarete Heymann –  Lobenstein – Mark in 1930. It is a German teapot, designed by a German artist. I think it’s value is very high because of its form, texture and quality. It is probably an antique piece because the teapot is almost 100 years old! The shape is pretty different from most teapots I have seen, they usually have a more round bottom and a domed cover. The bottom of this teapot is more triangular, but it is very unique in a good way. This teapot looks like it can hold a lot of tea! I picked this work of art for my project because I haven’t actually seen it while I was at the Milwaukee Art Museum on tour, but I think it has a unique shape. I hope I can see it in person. My reproduction artwork here is a drawing, but my main idea was to make it out of clay. I had the clay and the paint for it at home but I forgot at my sister’s house where I made it and it wasn’t all the way dry yet. So I just had to draw it, the shape was hard to make but I kept working on my drawing and it worked out at the end.

Artist and Artwork

Margarete Heymann-Löbenstein-Marks (German, 1899–1990)
Manufactured by Haël Werkstätten (Marwitz, Germany, 1923–1934)
Teapot, ca. 1930
Glazed ceramic
5 1/2 × 10 1/4 × 6 3/4 in. (13.97 × 26.04 × 17.15 cm)
Purchase, by exchange M2011.17.1a,b
Photo credit: John R. Glembin