The 'Pitchfork Pals' is a collaborative effort between artists Mike Leavitt and Charles Krafft. If you hadn't already guessed it, the 'Pitchfork Pals' is collection of teapots that have been modeled into the busts of history's notorious villains (aside from Amy Winehouse).
If you're looking to spice up your tea time, purchasing a 'Pitchfork Pal' will certainly add zest to your break time. How could such a teapot not be a conversation starter?
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