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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within – 5min Teaser Trailer

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Art, Video

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Help, any info about artist M Swenson? Potter Raku Pit Fired Stoneware

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Art

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Cut-Ups by Matti Niinimäki

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Art

Cut-Ups from Matti Niinimäki on Vimeo.

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Two Tires One Dam

December 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Lake Cotoxen

Two Tires One Dam from Bill Lair on Vimeo. Click to play this Vimeo video. A day after the heavy rains, the Rancocas creek often washes objects from people’s yards into Lake Cotoxen. The two tires in this video got entangled in the wash of the dam. The turbulence from the dam created this magical […]

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Top Ten Art Works

August 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art

Marcel Duchamp Fountain   Michael Crichton’s Book Jasper Johns     The World of Jonathan Borofsky   Albert Camus The Stranger   Tom Waits Real Gone   David Attenborough TV series The Tribal Eye   Prayer by Man Ray   Casanova film by Fellini   Frank Gehry   Joseph Beuys Bill’s thoughts

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Back to Life with Epson R1800

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Photography

“Arena” The Epson R1800 allows me to complete my art work in-house, which is no small chore. To give you a little background, I’ve been trying to print digital images since 1994. My main image criterion were durability, larger than 8×10, color accuracy, and continuous tone. Back then I settled for a Fargo PrimeraPro dye […]

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My Favorite Cameras

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Ebay, Photography

My Favorite Cameras While helping folks to sell items on the web, I’ve had the opportunity to use a group of cameras. Since most of my photos are taken in a studio environment with lighting, most cameras will do a good job. We sell jewelry which requires the camera to have macro close-up ability. In […]

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The Object as Art

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Collectibles

Our collectible business has been a great resource for found objects that we see as art. Some of these objects we can bring home for inspiration, while others we can only bring home in the form of a photo. Many of the objects we acquire are used in arrangements to tickle our minds. But when […]

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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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Ugly Lamp Contest

June 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Collectibles, Humor

  The Ugly Lamp Contest is back and ready for your votes again. After a mention in Yahoo! Internet Life magazine 1997 the old contest of 97 and 98 got so popular that my traffic bandwidth was costing more then I could afford. Two weeks ago I moved my hosting site over to GoDaddy. GoDaddy’s […]

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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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