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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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Display racks to enhance your artisan tiles

This summer, I learned that a tile I’d given for Christmas wasn’t being displayed. Well, I know that when it starts belonging to someone else, it is their business and what they do or do not do with it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Glidden Pottery, Pottery Barn, Glidden Parker, and Fong Chow

I had not known about Glidden Pottery until I read about it in the Fong Chow interview. It piqued my interest and I thought you might like to know more, too.  Listed are links about Glidden Parker, Glidden Pottery, and … Continue reading

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Louis XIV, kaolin, and Limoges

Carol Nicholson Bell is an expert in ceramics, art pottery, Chinese export and European porcelain.  An author,  dealer and collector, she writes extensively on these topics. I was fascinated by her knowledge about kaolin, that pure white clay from which … Continue reading

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Founder of the Bauhaus School & the TAC Tea Service

Table of Contents Walter Gropius Bauhaus Movement Bauhaus School The Bauhaus Pottery TAC Tea Service ______________________________________________ 1. Walter Gropius “Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the … Continue reading

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