Scarce Book

Scarce Book
Who is the scariest author of horror books? Who is your favourite?

can you please point me to a author who writes novels that literally scare you? I used to read Graham Masterton, but his books are scarce now and looking for something new. Thanks.

I don’t know if these are still in print, but Dennis Wheatley’s “The Devil Rides Out” gave me the horrors for ages. It’s a classic black magic book.

Wheatley pontificates a bit, but he creates a good page-turner. I can also recommend his “The Haunting of Toby Jugg” and “The Ka of Gifford Hillary”.

He wrote mostly adventure stories (I think, but I’ve never read them), and just a handful of black magic ones.

They’re different from today’s horrors, but really creepy!

Scarce – All Sideways

Pottery Bowl Featuring

Pottery Bowl Featuring

History of Fiestaware

Discount Fiesta ware makes a great gift for Christmas, birthdays or any holiday. Because discount Fiestaware is affordable and aesthetically pleasing, many couples choose to register for Fiestaware for their wedding instead of traditional dinnerware. Discount Fiestaware is easy to replace, as it’s style has remained constant throughout the decades. Mixing and matching Fiestaware is fun and rewarding, as there is a veritable rainbow of Fiestaware colors including discontinued, limited run and holiday Fiesta. Expanding a Fiestaware collection either by buying discount Fiestaware or customer ordering Fiestaware is easy – any piece of Fiestaware from any period of any color easily integrates into any Fiestaware set.

Fiestaware is a line of colorful dinnerware designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead for the Homer Laughlin Pottery Company of Newell, West Virgina. The dinnerware is easily recognized by its bright vivid colors, concentric rings, and glazed finish.

The company itself was originally know as the Ohio Valley Pottery company and was later renamed “Laughlin Bros. Pottery.” The company’s founders – Shakespeare and Homer Loughlin – parted ways in 1879 and the company was sold to investors in 1897. It wasn’t until 1907 when the the Homer Laughlin China Company found its current home in Newell, West Virginia.

The breakthrough of Fiestaware came in 1927, when Rhead first joined the company. Rhead was a member of a distinguished family of British ceramics makers. He worked with Weller Pottery and Roseville Pottery before he developed Fiestaware for Homer Laughlin China Co. He completed his work on the Fiestaware line in 1935.

When Fiestaware was first introduced to the American public in 1936 it was only available in red, blue, green, yellow, and ivory. Turquoise was added to the color collection one year later. Together these colors are referred to as the “Original Six.”

In 1943 the United States government took over the control of uranium which is the key component in the bright orange red glaze used in Fiesta Red. This forced the Homer Laughlin Pottery Company to remove the original Fiesta Red from the product line until 1959 when the US released its block on uranium.

During the 1950’s, while red was removed from the product line, four new colors were introduced. The colors, forest green, rose, chartreuse, and gray, are known today as the “Fifties Colors.”

Through the years other colors were produced and discontinued. Nowadays there is a high demand from collectors for the “Original 6” or “Fifties Colors.” These vintage pieces are considered extremely rare and can fetch a hefty price in antique stores and at auctions.

Today Fiestaware is available as new in many colors like tangerine, peacock, scarlet, chocolate, and shamrock. Fiestaware dinnerware isn’t just plates and bowls. Over the years the product line has expanded to include a wide variety of items including java mugs, salt and pepper sets, covered butter dishes, tumblers, pitchers, sauceboats, and carafes.

Furthermore, Fiesta often features limited edition and holiday Fiesta sets. These are highly collectible and appreciate in value quickly if a full Fiestaware set is obtained.

About the Author

Gretta Wallace is a collector of Fiesta dinnerware and enjoys helping fellow collectors find
discount fiestaware
. Gretta also enjoys learning about
green cleaning tips.

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Pottery Plate

Pottery Plate
Hollingshead and Kirkham pottery is it collectable?

I have a large jug a small jug ad two plates and I was wondering if I should keep or sell. Any advice would be welcome.

This might help?
http://www.irecognisethat.com/show_question.php?question=Silver+maker&id=232

Attempting to make throw a clay pottery chip n dip plate / platter on the wheel

American Art

American Art
What is your favorite piece of American art?

Any ideas? How does it relate to the history of America?

Hi! There are so many.. but I love this piece!
Grant Wood’s incredible painting of ‘The Midnight
Ride of Paul Revere.’ The bird’s-eye view makes the
setting look like a New England town in miniature.
Not only does it look like you could step right into
its gleaming precision and be part of this historical
event, it reminds me of that beautiful and historical
part of this country where I grew up. It depicts a
night-time messenger on horseback just before the
battles of Lexington and Concord. His famous “Midnight
Ride” occurred on the night of April 18/April 19, 1775,
when he and William Dawes were instructed by Dr.
Joseph Warren to ride from Boston to Lexington to warn
John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the movements of
the British Army, which was beginning the march from
Boston to Lexington. What a time in our country’s history!
And it reminds me of Longfellow’s poem:
‘Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…”
I have a print of this in our home, we think that it’s part of
“our” history, as well. 🙂
Thank you for your question… you brought me back home!
http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/modern_art/the_midnight_ride_of_paul_revere/objectView.aspx?&OID=210008802&collID=21&vw=0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere#The_Midnight_Ride_of_Paul_Revere

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Delft Vase

Delft Vase
Where can I buy a Delft Lid for a Delft China Vase/Jar?

And is the Delft Factory in Holland still in operation?

Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft factory), Rotterdamseweg 196, +31 15 2512030, [5]. Open 9-17. Around 1750 32 porcelain factories were located in Delft. Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles is the only factory remaining from that era. It is possible to visit the factory or to participate in a workshop. Guided tour €4.

Blow Away Vase

Norwegian Wedding

Norwegian Wedding
Norwegian / German wedding?

what is a traditional German and Norwegian wedding like?

Well a German wedding is completely different than a Norwegian wedding the Norse are not the same as the Germans.

Heres a link for a Norwegian tradition

http://www.worldweddingtraditions.com/locations/scandinavian_traditions/norwegian_traditions.html

and heres a German one

http://www.worldweddingtraditions.com/locations/west_europe_traditions/german_traditions.html

A Norwegian Wedding

Pottery Pitcher

Pottery Pitcher
Need help identifying pottery?

I found this awesome pitcher/vase, unsigned, have no information about it.
Can anyone tell me anything about it? Thanks

Photo can be viewed here:

What a beautiful vase. I don’t know what it is, but local potters in your are would probably be able to help you. Good Luck!

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Bjorn Wiinblad Denmark

Bjorn Wiinblad Denmark

More Information of Bjorn Wiinblad Product

Bjorn Wiinblad was born in Copenhagen in 1919 and studied at the Royal Academy of Art & Illustration. In addition to his world renowned ceramics and decorative art objects he created worldwide stage scenes and book illustrations. Rosenthal is now celebrating the work of the beloved designer who designed for the firm for fifty years.

Its successful collaboration all began in 1957 when Philip Rosenthal discovered Wiinblad’s ceramics while traveling through Denmark. He was so impressed by the young, imaginative designer’s style of harmonizing both décor and form. This is was the grounding philosophy of the original Rosenthal Studio-Line collections. The meeting with Philip was to become the most important stages in Wiinblad’s artistic career. The result of which was a creative, fruitful partnership displaying unusual style and range in the many original forms and patterns her designed for Rosenthal over a period of fifty years. Bjorn died in his home of Denmark just short of seeing the spectacular comprehensive exhibition in Selb Germany of his works in ceramics, glass and cutlery. He was truly a creative and imaginative artist whose works have become highly collected. We now carry works in current production as well as special edition collections.

We are proud to be able to present some Bjorn Wiinblad designs. Collectors plates made by the Danish artist Bjorn Wiinblad and produced on world renowned Rosenthal factory in Germany. The colors and fantasy of Bjorn Wiinblad has created many world renowned pieces of art within porcelain, ceramics, theater decoration and the art of illustration.

Romance vases initially designed by bjorn wiinblad for rosenthal’s romance dinnerware, these porcelain man and woman vases have been recently reissued with gold highlights. Striking alone or together, an original pair have been the highlight of our dining room for many years. Please purchase on online www.etabletop.com

About the Author

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Hand Crafted Pottery

Hand Crafted Pottery
What type of plaster do I need to use to make a cast of a child’s hand?

I want to make casts of my niece’s hands and then paint them and have them and have them fired at a local “Paint Your Own” craft store.

I called the store, and the woman I spoke to said she fired all of her pieces on a 6. I’m not familiar with Pottery Kilns and I don’t know what type of clay/plasters, can withstand being fired on a 6.

I want this to be a nice looking cast, not just your regular “Plaster-o-Paris” painted print.

I need to know what type of material to use.

I also welcome any other nifty ideas! Thanks!

This is close but not quite what you want

The first step is to mold the hand safely

There are kits available and there are some online videos.

Here are a few videos

http://www.youtube.com/user/SmoothOnInc#…
http://www.youtube.com/user/SmoothOnInc#…
http://www.smooth-on.com/Lifecasting/c1240/index.html

Where to order a kit
http://www.sculpt.com/catalog_98/RUBBERS…
http://www.dickblick.com/products/make-a-mold-casting-kits/
Make a mold casting kit at www,dickblick.com

The next step is to mold the plaster cast with some thing you can mold the clay with.
Personally I would stop with the plaster cast.

The kits have you mold the hand in alginate
I don’t think you can mold clay in an alginate mold.
You can mold wax in the alginate mold.
Use the wax cast for making a plaster mold to mold slip or liquid clay

This is a Multi step process but it can be done safely
But alginate is safer to the skin than making a mold with plaster.
You can then make a mold of the plaster cast
There are other methods that need to be supervised by an experienced artist. Ask the store for more advice.

EDIT: I urge you to first make a mold of your hand before you try to mold a child’s hands

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