Monthly Archives: October 2011

Switched to new site

My dear readers, this blog has been switched to its new site, which can be found at http://janestreetclayworks.com/. I have purchased a site redirect from them and all forms of communication are to be switched over to the new site … Continue reading

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Farewell WordPress.com and thank you, thank you!

The switch to janestreetclayworks.com has taken place and I’m happy to say it looks beautiful and the same (give me a few days to catch everything up!). WordPress Happiness Engineers did a lovely job! Throughout the day, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Oral History Interview: Val Cushing

Oral history interview with Val Cushing This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Val Cushing, 2001 Apr. 16, Archives of American Art, … Continue reading

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The mystery of blue willow pattern china

Ever since I started reading the Lovejoy mysteries, I’ve been entranced by author Jonathan Gash’s knowledge of antique pottery. To the mix, I must now add Robert van Gulik, who authored The Willow Pattern, a book I just finished. I … Continue reading

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Low-key plans over Canadian Thanksgiving

This week I moved forward, I’m happy to say! Jane Street Clayworks is now an approved business name. In addition, the business is now registered in B.C. and my license is being processed. That’s the good news and it is … Continue reading

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Auntie Del’s Czech porcelain soup tureen

My great-aunt was an elfin creature and most probably fey, like my mom. She had a tinkling laugh that went up and down the scale. Our family is fond of our Irish heritage and Auntie Del and her sister Dorie, … Continue reading

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Video of Acoma pottery being made

My appetite for information about Acoma pottery¬†has been whetted and I have found an excellent video of a vessel being made by a potter from the Acoma Pueblo. One of the first things I learned by watching it is that … Continue reading

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