Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bye Bye Pots...

I have been collecting old art pottery for the past 15 years or so. It's been great fun scavenging in antique stores, garage sales, and online to find good deals. I've decided to sell some of the pieces I'm not so crazy about or no longer have space for.

 I've been trying to figure out what they're worth and plan to list them on craig's list or ebay. I've bought alot online, but have never sold, so it will be a new experience for me. Tonight I decided to draw some of the pots I'm thinking about parting with. I have a few more that I'll group in another drawing.

These are mostly old McCoy pieces. The back left vase is a Weller and the green hanging planter is a Roseville. I'm not sure who made the tall turquoise vase, the two blue pieces in front, or the low maroon pot.

EP

8 comments:

shirley said...

This is a great painting - and nice way to remember your pots. I frequently take a photo of things I'm eliminating from my stuff - but a journal entry is even better.

Deborah said...

This looks like a really nice collection. A drawn memory will be nice to have when some of these are gone. Very nice job.

Africantapestry said...

Oh, you've done justice to these beautiful pottery, Mary! Nice painting, some nice details and nice colors. It is a pity to get rid of them? I have a closet, called my "props" closet. In there I keep things which I don't use or need, but which I dig into when I need an itemn for still lives, or painting or when I need to "add" something different somewhere...how about a "props"-closet for you too?
Nice work.
Ronell

Emma Pod said...

Thanks Shirley, Deborah and Ronell! It's so nice to hear from you. And, Ronell, I may have to think about the props closet idea! Just today I was wishing I hadn't gotten rid of a bedside table....I now have a new need for it and it's gone. Thanks for your nice comments.

S. said...

Hi. I'm an art pottery person and stumbled across your page. I just have to tell you that I love your painting. It's got so much more personality than just a photo.
Beautiful!

platitudinal said...

Wow, these are beautiful potteries. You are a strong one to be able to part with them. But, Shirley is right … a beautiful painting of them certainly take less space. Good luck in selling these beauties.

The Old Bag said...

Hi Emma - it's hard to have to get rid of things..."living small" is quite an exercise sometimes. Good luck with your decisions!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thisis GORGEOUS! The colours are fantastic. You have lovely work on your blog.