SNAKES ON PALISSY PLATES

I grew fond of the potter Bernard Palissy (1510-1590) ) when I was a little girl. He was a Renaissance man with a background in chemistry, geology, philosophy etc… But what drew me in were his “pots”. He put snakes on plates and created lush crawling environments, which inspired a long line of ceramic artists whose […]

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Katherine Hepburn: No Morning Glory

I belong to a family of old movie fans and book lovers.  I like to think this is the result of superior intellect and elitist literary tastes, but it probably has more to do with my conscientious parents making the radical decision to shut off the telly for good when I was five.  This deprivation […]

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What is Estate Jewelry?

Estate jewelry is a term applied to antique and period jewelry from a particular design era that has been previously used or owned by another individual. This jewelry tends to appeal to people with an eye for quality workmanship who look to the estate jewelry market for well-made items that were much more expensive when […]

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