Category Archives: Design Sublime
Authenticity & Historical Importance Found in David Scheve’s Hard Knock Rock Animation Parody (feat. Essra Mohawk)
Some 5 years ago, producer and director, David Scheve, conceived, then began creating for TDA Animation a series of animation shorts called Hard Knock Rock; adult-minded parodies inspired by ABC’s (now considered “classic”) 1970s educational animated series called Schoolhouse Rock. … finish reading Authenticity & Historical Importance Found in David Scheve’s Hard Knock Rock Animation Parody (feat. Essra Mohawk)
Ceramic Sculptor, Debora Meltz, Supports NJ’s Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention (DASI) Organization
I recently sat down with artist and sculptor, Debora Meltz, to discuss two very important things in her life. The first is her art, and the second is DASI (pronounced “daisy”), an agency located in a town called Newton and … finish reading Ceramic Sculptor, Debora Meltz, Supports NJ’s Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention (DASI) Organization
We’re excited to have acquired a superb work by Canadian-born artist, Marilyn Levine (1935 – 2005), that was made in 1969; the year she and her then husband, Sydney, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the same space in … finish reading Marilyn Levine’s Californian Funk; Early Oozing Sculpture From 1969
Ah, the life of a writer … Here’s a photograph that’s highly effectual in narrating my life as a writer, one whose core subject is clay … and I couldn’t love it more; life as a writer, that is!
As November approaches, the Ronald Reagan “movement” or rather, the propensity for politicians to attach their lofty ideals to the namesake of our 40th President, is in full vigor; pedal to the metal and with no stops — good men … finish reading Politicking Ronald Reagan & Gathie Falk’s President In Clay
A purchase I made some time ago speaks for the artist himself; work that is decidedly Italian; decidedly Alvino Bagni. These four tiles are fine look at an Italian modernist’s vision when painting ceramics. Bagni’s work is varied; smooth to … finish reading Positive ID: Alvino Bagni Modernist Art Tiles; Fully Documented
Ah, the casserole. Perhaps due to size and space limitations they are not the first choice for collectors (yunomi cups are smaller and easier to display), but I just can’t resist them. They come in all shapes and sizes and when thinking … finish reading SPA Archive Picks: Covered Casseroles from the 1960s & 70s
As collector of work by the Pennsylvania pottery design firm, Design Technics, I often keep tabs on what examples surface on a slew of online venues. In particular, this past week a pair of DT lamps were offered via eBay, … finish reading Fluke or Find? Design Technics Lamps Skyrocket In Online Auction
Ok, I promise not to make this a habit (funny-bone speaking), but I couldn’t help but share this image taken by SPA’s Adele Bee Ann of her cat, Perci, wearing a square of whole wheat as if she’s getting set to … finish reading Ok, So Breading Your Cat Has Nothing to Do With Pottery!