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Right Brained Right Eyed “OH MY”

July 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Inspiration

‘ I’m right brained and right eyed, “OH MY”. How can you tell which side is dominant, your right brain or your left brain, your right eye or your left eye? Yes, one of our eyes is more dominant. The side of the brain that is dominant is the easiest to identify. Are you left […]

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The Depth of the Well

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Inspiration

Green Face Our Western culture likes the analogies of self discovery that usually involve descriptions of the light at the top of the mountain, the climbing towards, the pushing of the rock. When we were potters we were always striving to make the perfect pot, the masterful pot. A gift that most potters eventually stumble […]

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Our Quote Wall

June 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Inspiration

Our quote wall and cat path to the attic. Creativity is a fresh pair of eyes. —Woodrow Wilson Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.¬†–Alfred North Whithead Thoughts have no sex. —Claire Booth Luce Question Authority. —Timothy Leary The life of art is the life of […]

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Duchamp got me into the flea market business

June 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Collectibles, FleaMarket, Inspiration

Working as potters for years our ideas about art were strongly tied up with skill and with hard work. So when I saw Marcel Duchamp’s urinal, a found object that he had submitted to a salon show, I couldn”t believe it. Duchamp found this urinal and called it his sculpture? He had to be kidding. He […]

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Virchow’s dictum

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Collectibles, Inspiration

Have you ever noticed someone buying something worthless? Has anyone ever thought that you bought something worthless? The different experiences we have shape our opinions about whether an object is a treasure or a piece of junk. Virchow’s dictum simply put is “you see what you know, what you don’t know you can”t see”. Rudolf Virchow lived […]

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Antique Back Brace from Freud

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Collectibles, Ebay, Inspiration

In my previous post¬†where I talked about Freud sending me to the flea market, I talked about my medical collection. Well most of the collection has been sold and is long gone. Going through a storage area I discovered this back brace that had hung on my wall for a few years. This particular piece was […]

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Freud sent me to the flea market

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Collectibles, FleaMarket, Inspiration

  In the early 70’s when we began our pottery, we would often go the the flea market to buy old kitchen tools for working with our clay and mixing our glazes. At this time we were strongly influenced by the surrealists. Many of our clay forms displayed inferred body parts. We were reading about […]

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Hello world!

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Inspiration

Kathy and I (my name’s Bill) met in an art class, taught school, quit teaching to become full time potters, made art, added found objects to some of our art, and started selling some of the objects we found. Then we opened our antique store in 1980 and got a little more serious about our […]

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