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The Studio Pottery Canada Website Scores Another Hit With Its Des Loan Article

I have mentioned the Studio Pottery Canada website – – before. The site is a much needed addition to the history of Canadian Studio Ceramics.

In a new article on the BC potter, Des Loan, the author, Cliff Schwartz, in concert with Loan’s son-in-law, Peter Flanagan, has shown his skill in research, documentation, and high quality photo-documents, including marks and signatures. Cliff is a collector who truly loves the subject of his research. With a focus on British Columbia ceramics, particularly the Okanagan Valley, he has produced a well-designed website that informative and a pleasure to read.

Cliff describes his site:

Pottery enthusiast learning about the history of this Canadian art form and curating samples from the best in the field pre-1980.

A modest statement, but a powerful addition to the Canadian ceramics story.

Scroll through the home page and read further articles on Gordon Hutchens, and The Summerland Art League; or click on the tabs for extensive sections on Wayne Ngan, and a gallery of BC and Alberta artists

Discover, enjoy and learn. A New Collector’s Website Now Online home page home page

One of the joys of working on Studio Ceramics Canada is the discovery of collectors who enjoy modern Canadian studio pottery. Larry Lewis is one. Larry has just brought his collection online with his website . Artshuttle’s content is wide but there are two sections that will catch your attention: firstly, an extensive collction of Axel Ebring pots, the largest private collection I have seen; and secondly an extensive section on modern Canadian pottery from ceramists across Canada. Just click on the Ceramics tab to start exploring the drop down menus. Then click on a picture to see a larger format with details.

Enjoy the site. Let Larry know you’ve been there.