From Egypt to France The Journey of Pâte-de-Verre – In the closing years of the 19th century, a collective of innovative French glassmakers embarked on an ambitious project. They sought to resurrect and enhance the intricate art of Pâte-de-Verre, an ancient Egyptian glassmaking technique that had been lost to time. […]
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Carry On Screaming Memorabilia and Posters – Carry On Screaming, the twelfth film in the series, released in 1966, was a delightful detour from the franchise’s usual setting. It shifted from the usual institutional parody like hospitals, schools, and police stations to a spoof of the horror genre, particularly drawing […]
Superstar Billy Graham Collectibles – Collecting The Psychedelic Prophet of Professional Wrestling – We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of “Superstar” Billy Graham on May 17, 2023. As a wrestling enthusiast who began watching WWF in the late 1980s, I had just missed the era of Billy […]
The early 20th century heralded a pivotal era in British ceramics, especially with the innovative contributions of the celebrated ceramic artist, Clarice Cliff. An iconic example of her craftsmanship, the Conical Sugar Sifter, shape no. 489, debuted in 1931 and, for the better part of that decade, embodied an ingenious […]
From the cobblestone streets of Staffordshire to the bustling lanes of London, Charles Vyse, one of the great luminaries of English pottery, left a profound imprint on the world of ceramic arts. Born into a lineage of Staffordshire potters in 1882, he embarked on an illustrious journey at a tender […]
Newlyn Copper and the Newlyn Industrial Class – As the tide of industrialisation swept through Victorian Britain in the late 19th century, the quiet Cornish town of Newlyn took a unique and innovative approach to the changing times. Known primarily for its fishing industry, Newlyn faced increasing unpredictability in its […]
Born Randall Mario Poffo on November 15, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio, the man who would become “Macho Man” Randy Savage came from a wrestling family. His father, Angelo Poffo, was a well-known wrestler and promoter who encouraged his sons, Randy and Lanny, to enter the business. Randy Savage played baseball in […]
In the vast realm of children’s television, few series have proven as enchanting and enduring as Bagpuss. The British TV show, which first aired on the BBC in 1974, is a slice of nostalgia that continues to charm audiences today, nearly half a century after its initial release. In 1999, […]
Rowdy Roddy Piper, born Roderick George Toombs, is a name that is synonymous with the world of professional wrestling. Known for his larger-than-life persona, unmatched charisma, and dedication to the sport, Piper’s career spans decades and left an indelible mark on the wrestling world. Outside of wrestling Roddy Piper also […]
Pottery, one of the world’s oldest and most enduring art forms, has played a vital role in the development of civilization. In the United States, pottery has a rich and varied history, with a wide range of styles and techniques that have evolved over the centuries. This feature will explore […]