A week or so ago, he received an Architectural Pottery reissue on consignment. VesseL USA Inc. is licensed to produce the designs of LaGardo Tackett, John Follis, Malcolm Leland, David Cressey and Raul Anqulo Coronel in matte and gloss glazed ceramic, unglazed ceramic (bisque) and fiberglass. The pieces are made to the original designer specifications. The one he got is an IN-2 model in white with a black metal stand.
He brought the piece home with him, and he let it sit right in front of me for days, knowing I'd fall in love with it. He's aware that I'm shamelessly covetous of the originals owned by my blogging friends, and since AP is not as plentiful here in Texas as it is in California, I'm sure he thought I'd grab this one immediately. When I didn't take the bait, he finally loaded it up and put it in the store. I stayed strong till yesterday, when he posted it on Facebook. The minute I saw it go up, I called him and said, "Dammit, bring the planter back home. I'll write you a check for it."
He knew I wouldn't be able to let him sell the thing. I bet his hand was poised over the phone within 5 seconds of posting the picture. He knows me entirely too well.
|Architectural Pottery planter and stand|
by VesseL USA Inc.