Flea Market Find: Brother Bruno Ceramic Vase
Jay Johnson - Irwin and I enjoy Sunday flea market jaunts now that we've moved into our new home in Bucks County, PA. The main house will be renovated and sits empty for now, leaving all our furniture in storage and us living in the guest cottage (which will eventually be demolished and rebuilt). We're furnishing the cottage with loaned furniture from friends and items we buy at country auctions and the flea market in Lambertville, NJ. This past weekend's top find was a Bruno LaVerdiere vase. The dealer was very well informed about the former monk who began his ceramics work in the 1950s and 60s and built up a reputation in the Pacific Northwest as Brother Bruno. Devoted to his art and teaching, Bruno's work is simple, elegant, and stylish. His work is widely collected and appears in top museums, like NYC's Museum of Arts and Design (click here to read his bio). It was a great flea market find!