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Post by bistoboy on April 3rd 2013, 9:18 pm

my preference is generally for vases and jugs over plates and bowls. But you can't beat a lovely teapot. The majority of my collecting is obviously Bisto ware, so it's all factory made and most of it decorated with transfer printed designs. But factory made doesn't have to mean bland - as i found today when I visited the Habitat concession at my local Homebase. I came away with some lovely glass tumblers and lusted after some half-glazed ceramic mugs.
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Post by Potty on April 3rd 2013, 9:20 pm

studio-pots wrote:Back then potters were making mugs and charging around 15 for them but they began to realise that if they left off that tricky handle and called it a yunomi they could ask 40/45 and sell them quicker. Once other potters saw this the idea caught on. Next the realisation that those cereal bowls you were selling for 25 could have a name change to teabowl and suddenly you could ask 5 or 10 times as much. What potter isn't going to do that?

This is what I was expecting to be one the main reasons for it, the mugs without handles I expect are also faster to make. Excellent

I still like mugs, but from a personal aesthetic point of view, the handles can be a bit of an eyesore, unless the handles are very nice and in keeping with the pot.

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Post by Potty on April 3rd 2013, 9:47 pm

bistoboy wrote:But you can't beat a lovely teapot.

Teapots are great Most Excellent I expect they are one of the hardest to "get right" too.

I also agree that there is nothing wrong with factory made items, it just depends on the factory.

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Post by studio-pots on April 3rd 2013, 10:40 pm

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bistoboy wrote:But you can't beat a lovely teapot.

Teapots are great Most Excellent I expect they are one of the hardest to "get right" too.

I also agree that there is nothing wrong with factory made items, it just depends on the factory.

All of that is true but they aren't easy to sell................... and then he thinks............ factory made ones are easier to sell than studio pottery ones though.

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Post by Potty on April 3rd 2013, 11:14 pm

Good point SP, I've got 5 teapots on display, but all small / miniature, so they display great, it would be a lot harder to find room to display full sized ones though.

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Post by big ed on April 4th 2013, 1:12 pm

My main preference has always been towards the Vases or Vessels of a contemporary style , but it's nice to have a vase , jug and plate or bowl together on display if by the same maker and same theme , I have taken more of an interest in the teabowls or whatever there called lately, they are easy to display , look great in a group , are easy to pick up and move around and hopefully more affordable than the potters larger pieces , also much easier to move on if you get tired /or want a change from them .
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Post by NaomiM on April 4th 2013, 5:53 pm

My stuff tends to clump together on colour rather than form. The exceptions being swans, cats and Robert Goldsmith's jugs.

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Post by skipposal on April 4th 2013, 5:55 pm

I definitely like to display work by colour, surface texture and also style - I have a brown, Leach shelf and a white modernist shelf for instance
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Post by Potty on April 4th 2013, 11:23 pm

I like to jumble things up and put contrasting colours next to each other personally. I do like to display by maker when possible, or if their are 2 pieces by one maker, mirror them either side of the shelf.

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Post by philpot on April 7th 2013, 9:29 am

When we moved into our house,they had left Four Wooden CD Racks,with periodic shelves. Excellent for turning on their head,fixing into a corner,and displaying tea bowls,chawans etc. Such things are worth loking out for in Charity shops. With the advance of technology CD racks are becoming redundant.
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Post by Eclectic-Dorset on April 7th 2013, 10:16 am

Glass swans my wifes old collection i did not realise how many i had bought for her over the years she must have about 150 of them sadly boxed at present along with 300 or more glass miniature animals all from the 50's 60's not the modern stuff.
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Post by NaomiM on April 7th 2013, 3:07 pm

philpot wrote:When we moved into our house,they had left Four Wooden CD Racks,with periodic shelves. Excellent for turning on their head,fixing into a corner,and displaying tea bowls,chawans etc. Such things are worth loking out for in Charity shops. With the advance of technology CD racks are becoming redundant.

Excellent tip, thank you. We always have loads of floor-standing CD racks donated to the shop so I'm going to give that a go.

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Post by dantheman on April 7th 2013, 4:38 pm

I can't picture how that would work?

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Post by philpot on April 9th 2013, 3:01 pm



Something like this. They come in all sorts of shapes . But basically something which you can screw into the wall,straight across or into a corner. Ideal for Yunomis or chawans. They also come in bigger versions. Its worth looking out for them in Charity shops with the odd space in mind.
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Post by climberg64 on April 9th 2013, 3:17 pm

Great idea Most Excellent
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Post by dantheman on April 9th 2013, 3:21 pm

good one Phil Excellent

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Post by dantheman on April 9th 2013, 3:24 pm

I can picture 3 of them inline spaced along a plain wall Pondering

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