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DoneSun, May 16, 2010 5:00 PM UTC
Hilliard, OH, USA

Sartore Collection of Contemporary Pottery

Belhorn Auction Services, LLC is pleased to present the Philip Sartore Collection of Contemporary Pottery. Highlights from Philip's collection of hundreds of pieces were recently displayed at the Richmond (Indiana) Art Museum. In preparation for that exhibit, Philip wrote the following: "I first met potters Walt Schmidt and Barb Bihler in 1980. I purchased a teapot and cups but not much else. In 1985, I asked Barb to make my first set of dishes- a brown rim with white on the bottom and lots of black specks. The reason for the black specks is that I like pepper and should I be out, the black specks would give me the impression. By the late 1990's, I would see a pot and purchase it. In 1999, I met Larry Spears and he made me a pottery collector. I purchased art and antiques. It proved an impossible dream to afford those things. Add a bad experience and I decided to look for contemporary art. The most affordable thing was pottery. As I met more and more potters, I saw wonderful things. These pieces may or may not be 'Art.' I think so. There are so many styles, sizes, glazes, etc. These are functional pieces. Some were used others were not. If you see these pots I hope you will enjoy one or two pieces."