Archive for June, 2011


Pottery of Deruta (Italy)

Pottery shop in Deruta, Italy.  The Italian hillside town of Deruta is known throughout the world for its spectacular pottery. For more than six centuries, Deruta craftspeople have produced and exported ceramics. The local clay was good for ceramics, whose production began in the Early Middle Ages, but found its artistic peak in the 15th [...]

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Shopping in Granville Island Market

Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) has a great public market.  This photo was taken there, so it’s a great place to shop for pottery and other home made items and art work. http://www.granvilleisland.com/public-market                

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HorseHair Pots

I first saw “horsehair pots” in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and now wish I would have bought one.  You also see them in New Mexico quite frequently.  I was surprised that they really are made with horse hairs, giving them a marble-like appearance.  At first, you might think these pots were made by Native Americans for [...]

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1940s Italian Pottery Hand-Painted Luncheon Set

Le Petite Poulailler writes: This sweet luncheon set was purchased from an antique shop in Illinois, back in the 1940s-50s ~ the name was Tippy’s; and yes, that was the lady’s name who owned the shop. She was the sweetest lady ~ my grandmother was an avid antiquer & would go to Tippy’s place at [...]

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