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Post by big ed on June 18th 2011, 4:16 pm

What is your criteria when on the lookout for pottery pieces , ...YEAH!, a bargain is the obvious answer , but as a collector what appeals to you ? I would like to know what pieces appeal to some folks , but are dismissed by others , my own taste tend towards the quirkier side of studio pottery , the ceramics that have a voice , that are progressive , textured -usually , but by contrast I like flowing forms and old arts n crafts as well , I won't say what I hate , I can appreciate the semi- trad pots of the leach era , no problem with them , but I wouldn't want to look at them too often , I find them a bit brown and boring at times .
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Post by dantheman on June 18th 2011, 4:22 pm

that's like asking what one looks for in a woman Ed...

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Post by big ed on June 18th 2011, 4:26 pm

Could Be Dan ...could be , but that would be a different thread Laughter
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Post by dantheman on June 18th 2011, 4:35 pm

asI have said before,if i'm attracted to either I immediately inspect the bottom

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Post by big ed on June 18th 2011, 4:45 pm

Really !..and your still not in prison Big Laughter
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Post by Potty on June 18th 2011, 9:06 pm

I like them in good condition and not too well used, applies to both Shock

I like things that have been very well made, but also aesthetically pleasing and/or a bit/lot different in style.

I buy for the item rather than for the person who made it.

I think many items are far over rated (priced) just because of the maker.

The same can be said for most art forms, e.g. James Stinton's poorer works selling for a similar price to equally sized superior works.

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Post by dantheman on June 18th 2011, 9:20 pm

I agree 100% potty

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Post by studio-pots on June 18th 2011, 10:17 pm

I seem to have reached the stage where I don't know anymore.

Believe it or not I started off by collecting Clarice Cliff and then moved onto Art Pottery (Ruskin, Royal Lancastrian, Upchurch) before stumbling upon studio pottery and becoming hooked. My taste in studio pottery has changed over time and now is far more eclectic than it has ever been. If you look around the house I have a fair amount of wood-fired work but mainly Japanese from Shigaraki and Bizen, although I do like the work by the Belgian potter, Linda de Nil. However, in contrast there are pieces by Robin Welch, John Maltby, Nicholas Vergette (1950s), Deirdre Burnett and Alan Wallwork.

My most recent purchases for myself were a 1970s jug by Peter Smith, a teabowl by Ryoji Koie and, today, a sculptural piece by a young potter called Jonathan Wade.

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Post by big ed on June 19th 2011, 7:50 am

I haven't heard of some of them , I would like to see some pics when you have time Happy
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Post by studio-pots on June 19th 2011, 10:48 am

I have added an image and a little info about Mr. Vergette in a new topic under Studio Pottery. Although fairly obscure, his work will probably appeal to many people on this forum.

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Post by big ed on June 19th 2011, 11:09 am

Thanks John , I also agree with Potty's view , but I would buy a "NAME" if I thought there was a profit in it , any profits can be put towards a piece I might actually want to keep -at least for a while , Yes I like the wallworks , the Sam Halls , Robin Welch , Eddie Curtis and Peter Wills type stuff , but I will always keep an eye out for anything that takes my fancy , in the past I collected some fat lava stuff long before it became this popular , same with bertoncello , most people said WHO? ( some still do ) who knows what we will be looking out for next year or later .
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Post by tenpot on June 19th 2011, 11:26 am

I am looking for something I can identify usually something that is by someone I have allready collected but I allways try to learn more and push the boundaries If I bought every thing I fancied it would be a disaster .My personal choice is based more on shape and colour than decoration tho I'm allways attracted to higly decorated pieces
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