Thoughts On Collecting
dont know if collecting springs from some sublimated
form of mans primeval instincts to hunt, but it certainly
can be just as intense. I am never happier than when hot
on the trail. Whenever I find a good piece after years
of looking, and especially if the dealer does not recognize
it's true value and it is underpriced, I could easily throw
back my head, raise my arms and bay at the moon. Success in
the hunt is a most rewarding feeling.
pleasures of collecting for me have always been more than
acquisition of items. It has been the travel; meeting other
collectors or dealers who often are interesting people and
the thrill of finding something new or unexpected. I experience
as much satisfaction discovering information as I do finding
items for the collection. I have researched almost everything
I collected and knowing how, when, and where appropriate,
who made it to be extremely important. Equally satisfying
is writing about the subject and attempting to communicate
with others about what is most interesting for me.
live with my collections using them for decoration in both
my working and living space. I enjoy looking, comparing, studying
and thinking or speculating about each item. The kitchenware
collection has been most rewarding in this respect. The materials,
ingenuity and craftsmanship are all worthy of respect.
is often an innate sense for shape, form, color or use of
materials demonstrated by the makers that induce true admiration
for their sensibilities and workmanship.
me, maturity of a collector is shown by placing the most prized
items into inauspicious corners where knowledgeable visitors
can discover the treasures for themselves.