January 3, 2013
Collecting: Housewares, Part 2
Astier de Villatte left and centre; rcboisjoli on the right
More about collecting everyday objects… this time, ceramics.
Three ceramic bowls: rcboisjoli (top), Astier de Villatte (middle), and Renaud Sauvé & Gilbert Garcia’s Ateliers des cent-ans (bottom). Cream and sugar from Astier de Villatte. Additional props: vintage bakelite salt and pepper hats with antique silver spoon
Astier de Villatte with heartnuts – a mutation of Japanese walnuts. The sweetest of all walnuts, these are both cultivated and grow wild across parts of southern Ontario
More from Astier de Villatte. not exactly local, but handmade and hard to resist those flowers
A small black tumbler made by Shane McNutt of Bad Dog Pottery, flanked by Astier de Villatte
Small plates from Astier de Villatte
A small naked raku vase by Anne Armstrong of Brickworks Pottery sits between 2 rcboisjoli pieces
More from the folks who started my obsession with hand-made goods, Astier de Villatte
rcboisjoli with dried horsetails
This past summer I searched in vain for my high school art teacher Jake Black’s ceramics at shops in Thunder Bay. Someday if I am lucky I will be able to add a piece or two of his to my cupboard. Mr. Black remains a big influence… he really made me work hard, lots of do-overs! My first art lesson with him was in kindergarten.
My next post on collecting will feature hand-made cutlery. Part 1: Glass.
Astier de Villatte
Ateliers des cent-ans
Bad Dog Pottery