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Wear a Protective Mask!

Monday, July 9, 2018 | Karl Cole

My dear friend Matt was an engineering professor at a local university. You wonder why I start with that line? Well, that’s because he was also an artist in wood, as I mentioned in a previous po ...

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Porcelain in the West

Monday, June 18, 2018 | Karl Cole

What do you think of when I say “porcelain”? “American” is probably not the first word that springs to mind when paired with “porcelain.” We all know that China dev ...

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Furniture or Sculpture?

Monday, May 14, 2018 | Karl Cole

I took furniture history classes in grad school and even was a TA for the professor, so I learned to absolutely love studying the history of furniture. It seems to me, though, as our digital image col ...

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Never "Pin" an Artist to One Art Form!

Monday, May 7, 2018 | Karl Cole

The word “pin” was entirely accidental in the title of this posting, but I’m sticking with it. In the 1980s, I received a broken-down version of Harry Bertoia’s (1915–197 ...

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Reused

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Karl Cole

I read a very disturbing article recently, which stated that a large percentage of the clothes we could donate for reuse ends up in landfills. This is disturbing because a lot of the materials do not ...

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Women's (Art) History Month 2018 I

Monday, March 19, 2018 | Karl Cole

It took a heck of a lot of work, but after World War II (1939–1945) a group of artists yanked the US away from the love of “all things past” toward modern design. Many of these artis ...

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African American History Month 2018 II

Monday, February 12, 2018 | Karl Cole

Let us not forget that African American artists have existed since the founding of America. Unfortunately, they were not colonists, but forced here as slaves on Dutch, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and ...

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Workus Interruptus (Vacation)

Monday, October 2, 2017 | Karl Cole

Even though I’m half Swiss, I’m not really a Swissaholic. I just happen to see a lot of art that happens to be from Switzerland that also happens to be worth sharing. I’m going on va ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month V

Monday, August 28, 2017 | Karl Cole

August is “American Artist Appreciation Month” continues. We’ll end the celebration with two unusual interpretations of chairs. ...

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What's New Is Old

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Karl Cole

I am a really big fan of art made from stainless steel, particularly in the field of the miscellaneous arts. Stainless steel tableware started being made early in the 1900s. At this time, Bauhaus ...

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