Tag Archives: Mid-Century Modern

Removing grease pencil marks

on pottery — Sometimes — perhaps often — we collectors and dealers come across grease pencil marks on our studio pieces. This is the simplest method I have come across for removing them — WD 40. Doesn’t always give perfect results particularly on stoneware due to that clay’s coarseness but enough to erase the marking […]

bad pottery — worth learning from

This collection up in Toronto’s Junction is part of Design Off Site a counter balance show to the gigantic Interior Design Show – IDS at the City’s downtown convention Centre. The Collection like Design Off Site itself is just a punch-in-the-nose to the monied effort of TO design houses and corporate swilling that takes over […]

Modernism redux — Bob Bozak

It might seem obvious to others but I have never been quite sure what Mid-Century Modernism was actually meant to cover. To my mind it’s an attempt to both catch a period (ca. 1940 – 1980) as well as a way to both engage and view the origins of our contemporary culture. After 60 short […]