collector

August 1, 2017

Earlier today, I stopped into one of my favourite Toronto decorative arts galleries and I got to talking to the owner. Our conversation flitted from his collection of Africa trade beads to his Peking glass. Once this guy gets started, it’s hard to keep up with him. To be honest, I’m not sure how much I grasped he talks so fast. But what I did come away with, and what I come away with any time I’m in the company of a person passionate about their subject(s), is admiation. “I once took a class in glassblowing,” said the gallery owner. “I had no intention of blowing glass for a living, (he’s an engineer and metalsmith) but I wanted to better understand how the things that I collect were made.”

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