Natalya Sots, ceramics artist originally from Pavlodar, Kazakhstan now living in Chicago. She got started as an artist in high school when she worked at a ceramics factory where she decorated the dishes before they were glazed and fired. She continued this work while attending college. Teapot prices range from $295.00 to $975.00 as of Dec.2014.
Natalya Sots alice in wonderland mad hatter teapot stripes curls dots porcelain ceramics clay pottery (if you view the page in Google Chrome, it will translate from Russian. LOTS of pictures on this page lots of process and technique photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10418916@N08/sets/72157600952310466/