O'Dwyer's functional tableware combines the funk ideas seen in the work of American potters, a delight in surface patterning that is reminiscent of Memphis -style laminates and a theatrical sense of humour. His extravagant teapots have the same confident presence as those Rococo examples of the eighteenth century that made teatime such a social and cultural focal point.

Helen Clifford, curator of 20th Century Silver, British Crafts Council exhibition, England