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Pottery Aspirations

Pottery-Range

Although we have only recently instituted our ‘Pottery Gallery’ it is our desire this year to progress forward by augmenting our collection of antique English pottery. Being January the antique Slipware and Sussex pottery we so love is a bit thin on the ground, but we shall be searching high and low in the next few months to purchase pots interesting in design, colour and form.
Though we are currently fortunate possessing a number of special pieces of Antique English Slipware we are just as keen to buy items in the lower price range – as our Kingdom still appears overcast with economic malaise and it remains a fact of life [although times are gradually improving]  it is still easier to sell something under £1000.00 than over it!

 

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Changes to Call Me Naive Website

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For those of you reading this who did not have the advantage of receiving last weeks newsletter, we would like to point out the
changes to our website.

Firstly we now have a dedicated pottery gallery where we will exhibit English Creamware and English Polychrome Delftware beside the English Slipware and Sussex Pottery we specialise in. There is also now a dedicated Picture Gallery where we will continue to exhibit the Antique Naive Paintings we are so fond of. Folk Art and items of English Country Furniture along with Antique
Treen, Antique Pewter, Antique Needlework, Antique Oak Furniture, Antique Oak Carvings and Naive Works of Art will now all be exhibited on our main gallery. We are anticipating that these changes will facilitate easier navigation of our website.

Lastly I would like to bid our readers and customers a very prosperous and Happy New Year.

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British Folk Art Exhibition – Tate Briton

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We wanted to bring to your attention the most exciting event (in our opinion) happening at the Tate Briton (London, UK) Gallery in 2014, the British Folk Art Exhibition.  From the 10th June to the 7th September the Tate gallery will have over 100 exhibits on display from paintings to sculptures to textiles including work from prominent individuals George Smart the tailor of Frant, eminent embroiderer Mary Linwood, ship carver and fairground artist Arthur Andersen and Cornish painter Alfred Wallis.

To quote the Tate Briton site – “Folk Art is an established subject in many countries; however in Britain the genre remains elusive. Rarely considered in the context of art history, ‘Folk art’ has been viewed as part of social history or folklore studies. This show unites an extraordinary selection of objects, exploring the threshold between art and artefact and challenging perceptions of ’high art’.”

We’re looking forward to June when we will be attending! Make sure you save the date and book your tickets when they become available.

In the mean time have a look at some of our English Folk Art here.

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