I just wanted to take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays! Pictured above is a greenish-gray Roselane Deer we got a chance to pick up recently at a flea market. Unlike some of the other deer we’ve found, this one was conclusively marked as Roselane with both an inmold mark and a worn foil stamp on the bottom.
I’ve been sort of lax in making posts to the Potteries of California blog lately. This certainly hasn’t been for lack of content ideas - in fact, we had a ton of different features that were in the development stages. However, we had been sort of waiting to roll those out until the website got a little more popular.
Well, not that we’re complaining, but it turns out that the amount of people visiting has entered a sort of steady state. I don’t think it’s going to increase much after this. I believe it just has to do with the nature of what we talk about here. Because the focus isn’t only on a single collectible pottery (and because many times, we’re writing about REALLY obscure California potteries), there just isn’t a huge audience. And it’s harder to form a strong community around Calif. pottery collectors because of everyone’s disparate tastes.
Regardless of that, we’re just going to soldier on and continue to put together galleries for obscure potteries and post finds when we have time. In addition, the new features that we’re planning may include things like interviews with California potters past and present. I think this might be a good way to get more people interested. We also have a new “project” coming in the new year that is going to be related to California pottery, Pyrex and other collectibles. Hm… I wonder what that could be. More on that later…
Ok, well, I just want to mention at this time that if you have a website or online store dealing with pottery, collectibles, thrifting or anything related, a mention of our blog would really be appreciated - we’ll link back to you. And thank you to those who’ve already mentioned Potteries of California…
Bryan and Linda
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