The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2573236
Posted By: Janie
22-Feb-09 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Hey, MOM, bet you're proud of me. I just went through all those boxes of pottery and crystal that I shoved into the back closet when I moved. Set a few pieces out to finally begin personalizing this joint, then consolidated the rest to into 12 boxes - down from 27. Left enough room in that closet for me to shove more boxes in it that had been lining the walls in the spare room:*)

Question for our resident potter - why is it rarely possible to get a good price for beautiful pottery when the original purchaser runs out of room and has to dispose of some of it?

I've collected pottery for years and have kept track of the provenance of nearly all of it. I don't understand why a mass produced Roseville vase should be worth something while a beautiful piece of functional are created by an individual potter is not on the resale market. There is no point in me keeping what I don't have room to display or use, but I'll be damned if I am going to sell a $120 vase made by Joe Lung for $15 at a yard sale. (Or made by BWL for that matter - but I don't think our paths ever crossed so I don't know your work.)