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American Art Pottery Pioneer

Monday, November 22, 2010 | Karl Cole

I’ve told you all about American Art Pottery in a previous blog. It’s a fascinating topic, because it is evidence of the major impact of women artists on the American art scene, one of the ...

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Fancy Paint Box

Monday, June 28, 2010 | Karl Cole

I always look for artistic beauty in everyday objects, and I have shown you many that really caught my eye. But this piece has got to be the high point of this concept. Actually, this Wedgwood piece a ...

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Art in Everyday Life

Monday, November 16, 2009 | Karl Cole

While looking at images for the revision of one of our books, I came across an image of a metal pitcher from the 1930s. It had such clean, modern lines that it could easily be mistaken for a contempor ...

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The Japan/North Carolina Connection

Monday, November 2, 2009 | Karl Cole

Ceramic traditions vary greatly around the world. In some cultures, the material is considered all-important, while in other cultures, the form or shape is the emphasis. Techniques for production of c ...

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