In My Online Stores on March 4, 2011 at 9:19 am
CRAFTED by DESIGN is the name of my busy store on eBay. I began the store in 2009, and quickly became a “power seller” and “top rated seller”‘ . I havent looked back since! It’s something I really enjoy doing and I’m always on the lookout for interesting and special items to list in the store. It is also such a pleasure to sell to an audience who already admire what they are purchasing, and in most cases know a lot about it.
- Carltonware Rouge Royale - Handpainted Vase c1950
I specialise in Retro (mainly 1950′s – 1970′s) and Vintage wares from Denmark, United Kingdom and Australia – both studio made and factory made. There is just something magical about things from the 1950′s-1970′s that you don’t find in other eras.
The term “Crafted by Design” comes from the fact that the best of design – especially in ceramics from this era – often has the appearance of being handmade or handcrafted. I am especially attracted to Danish pottery as it is always of such high quality and aesthetic. My blog Retro Pottery Net complements the eBay store, by documenting my research as I go.
Michael Anderssen Stoneware Bowl c 1960
My focus is on giving my customers a pleasant experience from start to finish. I focus on good presentation and photography when listing, to capture the pieces at their best….and I put equally as much effort in to correct and careful packaging – there is nothing worse to receive a beautiful piece that is badly packed in a shoddy box, or even damaged through lack of care. I also have a huge range of goods for sale from $20 up to $1,000 – but always keep the focus on attractive, well designed products.
Inge-lisse Koeffed, Tenera Fajance Bowl, 1973 for Royal Copenhagen
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In Retro Graphica on March 1, 2011 at 4:26 am
To go to Retro Graphic Design blog click HERE, or read all about it first and follow the link at the end.
Another of my passions is Graphic Design – especially the Graphic Design of the mid 20th Century. Retro Graphic Design began as Retro Graphica in 2010 shortly after I discovered a passion for blogging. It moved to a new self hosted WordPress site in June 2011. This is site is dedicated to found vintage and retro typography, illustration, graphic design, photography and printmaking. My focus is on the 1950′s, 1960′s and 1970′s although sometimes I find real gems from earlier in the 20th Century.
Some of my favourite graphic items are the fantastic record covers from the 1950′s & 1960′s – and so far I have photographed and blogged about 200. I also love graphic design annuals such as The Penrose Annual, Graphis and Architecture Magazines. You will also find book covers, matchbox lables, food labels and a whole lot more.
To go to Retro Graphic Design JUMP HERE (will open a new window).
In Retro Pottery Net on March 1, 2011 at 4:24 am
Retro Pottery Net is my busiest and largest blog, with over 4,000 readers per week. The focus is on Retro, Modernist, Mid Century, Funky and Vintage Pottery and Tableware from Scandinavia (mainly Denmark), United Kingdom, Europe and Australia – including studio pottery of the twentieth century.
The blog started in 2009 when I began seriously collecting and selling pottery and I needed to keep a record of histories, patterns, artists, designers, makers and so on. I didn’t want the time I had spent finding this important information to go to waste – so I decided to share the information on a blog, which gives me and my readers a huge resource as the blog grows and grows – as well as many great images.
My love of pottery and ceramics started when I was a teenager in high school – you can read my first posts on the blog to see the story. This love of pottery has continued to the present day through various career changes along the way. I also run a successful shop on eBay dealing mainly in Retro Ceramics from the mid 20th Century – especially Danish, British and Australian – The links are on the blog. It never ceases to amaze me that practically every week I find something new that I didn’t know about before.
If you are into collecting pottery, or looking to identify a piece you find or have, or perhaps maybe you just want to learn before buying – this is the place to start looking!
Want to visit Retro Pottery Net? JUMP HERE