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My childhood was spent in Chicago-land and I began collecting pottery and ceramics at the age of seventeen. When shopping the many local antique stores that housed a century of treasures I was always drawn to a uniquely shaped or exquisitely colored vase. I quickly learned to ask the proprietors if they had any vases from Ohio which to me meant, “Do you have any Roseville or Rookwood?” If directed to a Weller vase or worse yet, a McCoy planter I would approach it as if it were one of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters. Yes, I must confess, I was a Roseville and Rookwood Snob!
Ah, that feels so much better! Step one, admit you have a problem!
As the years passed and with the onset of some serious pottery and fine art collecting, I was reintroduced to Weller by an antique shopkeeper in Orange, California. She helped me see the subtlety of a Weller creation, the delicate swirl of the lines and the silhouette that the potter created. She showed me the vast diversity in the Weller collections and before long I knew that Weller needed to be included in my collection of Ohio made vases, candlesticks, planters and urns. I left her shop that day with a 1930’s Weller “Bouquet” vase that to this day sits proudly on a chest of drawers in my foyer.
Over the last four years through the purchases I have made for Billy Blue Eye Pottery, I have come to possess a rich appreciation for the craftsmanship and pioneering spirit shown in the many unique techniques, glazes and formulas employed by Weller. Recently we had an opportunity to acquire a number of Weller vases created in the 1930’s from an estate which we are offering for the first time at the upcoming Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market. Some of these new acquisitions are pictured here and hopefully you too can see why I have had to take another long look at the artistry of Weller Pottery.
I hope that seeing some of these lovely vases has sparked a renewed or “first-time” interest for you, dear reader, in Weller Pottery. The Weller vases pictured here will be available this Sunday, July 18th, at the Long Beach, California Antique & Collectible Market. Held from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking lot, visit our green and white tent, booth A-853. Let me show you why I took another long look at Weller and came back with a deeper appreciation for one of the “other” Ohio pottery companies.
For more information or to purchase any of these great vases, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Pay Pal and all orders over $200.00 are shipped free .
For additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com. We hope to see you on Sunday!
P.S. I have also developed a deep appreciation and love for all things McCoy; but we will leave that for another day.
Billy Blue Eye is pleased to present four new works by one of our favorite painters, Anna Pap. Each new work is representative of her dramatic use of high color contrast and reflecting imagery which is often a montage of European travel memories, photographs and imagination that captures an essence of freshness and delight offering universal appeal.
Anna was born and educated in Budapest, Hungary. She currently resides in her hilltop home in Southern California where the beauty of the greenbelts and white water ocean views provide her with plenty of inspiration. Her love of nature is seen in her floral portraits.
These works will be on display and available for sale this Sunday, May 30th at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market. It is held at the Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium, Conant Street just east of Lakewood Boulevard from 6:30 AM until 2:00 PM. This Sunday, Billy Blue Eye will be located in space number A840; find us under our signature green and white tent.
For additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us directly or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com. We hope to see you on Sunday!
Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Anna Pap’s early childhood memories are filled with delighting her parents and family with her drawings and watercolors. She loved to paint and draw the life she saw around her; landscapes, portraits, cityscapes all were a source of inspiration for her. Although she longed to pursue a career as an artist, more practical voices prevailed, but just as she was to begin design school, her life took an abrupt turn and she left Hungary to live in the United States.
During these first years in America, Anna supported herself in the business world, but her hands were always busy. She learned to be a silversmith, rug-maker, quilt designer, decorative furniture painter and just about anything else that involved using her hands and her natural eye for color and form. Pursuing these passions, Anna enrolled in an architectural drawing and rendering class as well as attending more formal art classes where she learned about the technical aspects of painting and drawing.
Driven by the story behind the subject, Anna finds that not only does color and form play an important role in the choice of subject, but also its mood—what does it say to her? Although she began painting on a small scale, her early patrons pushed her to explore larger paintings where she found considerable success, loving the energy and depth of field she could achieve in this more expansive format.
Working quickly in her hilltop home’s open kitchen, Anna oftentimes mixes the paint right on the canvas to achieve an immediate effect and color tone that propels the viewer’s eye through her subject matter in a singular fashion unique to her work. Her dramatic use of high color contrast and reflecting imagery is a montage of European travel memories, photographs and imagination that captures an essence of freshness and delight offering universal appeal. With a significant collector base in Southern California, Anna is an emerging talent with great potential.
Every work she creates is subjected to a critique the following day, “with a fresh and analytical eye I can see if a correction is needed,” she says, “and then when I am satisfied that I have expressed myself truly and without prejudice, I move on to the next work.” For Anna Pap the ideas for paintings never stop, it starts in her head and her heart and finds its beauty on the finished canvas.
Billy Blue Eye is pleased to represent the paintings of Anna Pap. These wonderful works of art are available by contacting us directly at email@example.com and will be available for viewing this Sunday, February 21st at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market. We accept Visa, Master Card, and Pay Pal and all orders over $200.00 are shipped free.
The Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market is held from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking lot, visit our green and white tent, booth A-853. For additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com. We hope to see you on Sunday!