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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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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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