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Post by big ed on October 23rd 2013, 4:01 pm

I think collecting the smaller pots such as Teabowls , Chawans whatever you want to call them, offers collectors on a tighter budget a great way of getting better quality items from great potters , where as a large piece by some well known potters can set you back quite a bit , hundreds maybe , a teabowl at around a fraction of the cost still gives a pleasurable display in a collection , they are also easier to move on, if and when you desire , a display or montage of 6-10 teabowls at the cost of one larger piece is a good deal imo , potters are happy to sell , collector has a nice display ( no hoarding in the loft) result , I do think collections should be manageable and displayed for maximum pleasure otherwise what's the point ? happy collecting Laughter
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Post by NaomiM on October 23rd 2013, 4:35 pm

That's fine if you're just collecting marks or an 'example', but with a lot of potters you don't get a proper view of their skills until you've got a larger piece.
6" is a good size.

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Post by NaomiM on October 23rd 2013, 4:42 pm

I find I have a lot of jugs, mugs and lidded pots

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Post by beedragon on October 23rd 2013, 4:51 pm

I haven't quite found my niche yet. I have bits & bobs all over the place. Good thing the other half is remarkably tolerant. He knows who butters his bread Big Laughter
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Post by big ed on October 23rd 2013, 6:46 pm

NaomiM wrote:That's fine if you're just collecting marks or an 'example', but with a lot of potters you don't get a proper view of their skills until you've got a larger piece.
6" is a good size.
That's fair enough , but I wouldn't collect marks personally or examples either , what I meant was after visiting an exhibtion or gallery and you decide who you like a smaller piece of their work could provide a cheaper alternative to the more huge expensive works , ten 100 pots can look as attractive as one 1,000 piece , obviously both would be better cash permitting .
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Post by studio-pots on October 23rd 2013, 8:43 pm

NaomiM wrote:
6" is a good size.
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Post by studio-pots on October 23rd 2013, 8:51 pm

As someone who sells studio pots, I have to say that I like people who live alone with no pets, have pots on every surface and floor space available and when they have no room left they call their relatives around to take a few pots away so that they can buy more.

I only have one collector who ticks all those boxes.

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Post by NaomiM on October 23rd 2013, 9:05 pm

Hubby hasn't seen all the pots I'm currently storing on the floor in various corners of the house.

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Post by NaomiM on October 23rd 2013, 9:09 pm

studio-pots wrote:
NaomiM wrote:
6" is a good size.
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Post by studio-pots on October 23rd 2013, 9:14 pm

You are indeed a lady then.

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Post by studio-pots on October 23rd 2013, 9:20 pm

NaomiM wrote:Hubby hasn't seen all the pots I'm currently storing on the floor in various corners of the house.
Wouldn't it be interesting to have a special thread that only spouces, partners or significant others of Forum members could post on and tell the world their side of the story?

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Post by NaomiM on October 23rd 2013, 9:37 pm

He found some of them once, when we had to have the boiler changed and the radiators flushed.

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Post by climberg64 on October 24th 2013, 10:13 am

Imagine an exhibition of tea bowls. The average visitor would take one look and leave. Only a pot freak would stay longer.
Having a variety of plates, jugs, vases, dishes and sculptural pieces, large and small makes the whole collection more interesting.
I'd rather have chipped, cracked and restored items than teabowls, if I had to.
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Post by NaomiM on October 24th 2013, 11:47 am

Not every potter makes tea bowls. I'd love a little Russell Coates but when I asked him at Farnham if he did anything smaller he said no.

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Post by NaomiM on October 24th 2013, 11:49 am

Tbh, it's a bit like the argument I have with writers about short stories. Some say, start by writing short stories rather than the full novel as though one is just a shorter version of the other, but they are an art in their own right and very difficult to get right.
Same with tea bowls. Although they look simple and just smaller versions of the big pots, a proper tea bowl is a piece of art in it's own right and the essence of the potter making it. You'd never get a Russell Coates or a Harry Juniper or a Doug Fitch in a tea bowl.

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Post by studio-pots on October 24th 2013, 1:13 pm

climberg64 wrote:Imagine an exhibition of tea bowls. The average visitor would take one look and leave. Only a pot freak would stay longer.
Having a variety of plates, jugs, vases, dishes and sculptural pieces, large and small makes the whole collection more interesting.
I'd rather have chipped, cracked and restored items than teabowls, if I had to.
........ and I was banking on you coming down to the little exhibition I'm planning for the spring.Waaah

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Post by climberg64 on October 24th 2013, 1:14 pm

I'm a pot freak so bring it on Happy
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Post by big ed on October 24th 2013, 4:21 pm

climberg64 wrote:Imagine an exhibition of tea bowls. The average visitor would take one look and leave. Only a pot freak would stay longer.
Having a variety of plates, jugs, vases, dishes and sculptural pieces, large and small makes the whole collection more interesting.
I'd rather have chipped, cracked and restored items than teabowls, if I had to.
No they wouldn't it ,would look spectacular ,a fantastic array of bowls by , Robin Welch , Ewen Henderson , the hundreds of Japanese Pots , the list is endless , variety is good and is what most exhibtions have , but Teabowls Chawans etc are great in their own right , to pick up one and feel it is a bit special , something you can't always do with huge pieces , I supose everybody has different forms they like best to collect , I tend to go for vases & Bowls , then maybe jugs , plates don't do it for me that much then it' downhill onto salt pigs tureens candlesticks etc all that tosh Big Laughter
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Post by studio-pots on October 24th 2013, 5:04 pm

Looking back through my records, I found that I staged an exhibition of teabowls, yunomis and the like each spring for three consecutive years from 2004 to 2006. I do remember that they were well received and sales were good but suspect the hard work getting together enough items was what stopped me staging them.

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Post by climberg64 on October 24th 2013, 5:46 pm

Well I would recommend putting some other pieces in so that husbands, wives and partners have something to look at too...Happy
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Post by NaomiM on October 24th 2013, 5:49 pm

climberg64 wrote:Well I would recommend putting some other pieces in so that husbands, wives and partners have something to look at too...Happy
Do any come with ipads? Laughter

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Post by climberg64 on October 24th 2013, 5:58 pm

Perhaps a play area for the kids
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Post by philpot on October 26th 2013, 10:24 am

The one where they throw pots against the wall and smash 'em?LaughterLaughter
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Post by dantheman on October 26th 2013, 10:32 am

this year I have been selling rather than collecting and it has gone very well.
I now have room to display my pottery rather than store it and I'm 10 grand better off Most Excellent

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Post by climberg64 on October 26th 2013, 11:11 am

Is that 10 grand net or gross?

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