All posts tagged: porcelain

Uptown Clay – Spring Open House and Ceramics Sale

Spring Open House Event. Mark your calendars; Saturday April 29th from 12:00-6:00 PM.

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Upcoming Holiday Open House and Sale

The kiln is working overtime with all the great pieces coming out in preparation for the upcoming Open House and Show. Mark your calendars – we have a glass of wine with your name on it! Our hours are: Friday, December 5th  from 6:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks. Saturday, December 6th from 1:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks and Saturday, December 13th from 10:00-6:00.      

Powderhorn Art Fair 2014

We all had such a great time at the Art Fair this year and we really appreciate all of our loyal supporters turning out to see us and our work. We had a wonderful weekend of great weather, the vendors and artist were all top notch, and we met a lot of new friends that loved and responded to what we’ve been working on the past few months. For artists who haven’t participated in the Powderhorn Art Fair, you can’t ask for a group of folks that is more supportive and willing to work with you; from making sure you are all right, by feeding you breakfast and lunch and by doing a great job marketing the event. The volunteers who supported the event did a wonderful job and we appreciate all of their efforts. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the booth and for the hardworking folks at Powderhorn who  made it all possible.

Ming dynasty “Chicken Cup” sells for 36 million dollars

A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million in June for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that’s touted as the “holy grail” of China’s art world.Several records have been set at Sotheby’s spring sales in Hong Kong, continuing a trend of sky-high prices in the art world driven by the newly super-rich buyers in China and developing countries. The dainty, white cup from the 15th century measures just 8 centimeters (3.1 inches) in diameter and is known as a “chicken cup” because it’s decorated with a rooster and hen tending to their chicks. Sotheby’s describes the cup as having flawless translucent sides with its lively scene painted continuously around its sides. It was made during the reign of the Ming Dynasty’s Chenghua Emperor, who ruled from 1465 to 1487. Sotheby’s said only 17 such cups exist, with four in private hands and the rest in museums. “There’s no more legendary object in the history of Chinese porcelain,” said Nicholas Chow, Sotheby’s deputy chairman for Asia. “This is really the holy grail when it comes to …

Ceramic bowl bought for less than $3.00 at a garage sale sells for more than 2 million at auction

Don’t you love stories like this. Someone bought a bowl at a garage sale paying less than $3.00 for it 2007 and had the bowl on their mantelpiece with no idea as to its real worth. After consulting with experts, the owners consigned the bowl for auction. Sotheby’s estimated it would sell for $200,000 to $300,000. London dealer Giuseppe Eskenazi paid $2,225,000 including commission for the bowl, which measures just over five inches  in diameter, at the auction in New York City in March of 2013. Sotheby’s said the only known bowl of the same form, size and almost identical decoration has been in the collection of the British Museum in London for more than 60 years. (Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Patricia Reaney and Paul Simao)