Dennis – The Fake Potter of Stratford-Upon-Avon

Dennis Potter could fire emotion into a teapot and devotion into the art pottery market.

Glanside Creative Techniques including Essential Glanside and Lateral Displacement have been used in the creation of this text.   The following is a summary of the Creative Structure underlying The Fake Potter.

 Specific Ideas

A Staffordshire agateware teapot and cover, marbled with striations of  blue, cream and manganese, some restoration to the spout. The random mingling of coloured  clays, such as red and buff, gave a broad veining to domestic and  ornamental pieces.

Thomas Whieldon greatly improved agateware. His agateware commenced with snuff boxes and knife shafts and developed via pebbled vases to tea pots. The market became very discerning with the top prices being reserved for rare early pieces.

 Lateral Displacement

The Truth, but disputed

Premise: Fantasy is merely a shortage of proven fact. A state of fantasy is created without a means of establishing and agreeing fact.

Reality, but untested

Premise: Fantasy is merely a shortage of proven fact. A state of fantasy is created without a means of establishing and agreeing fact.

Derived Themes:

The Potter’s inherent ability to engage directly with your emotions, almost bypassing the cynical resistance of the eyes and touching the emotional nerve directly.

The moment when that teapot shattered seemed also to break the hold that Luca had on the tiffinware market.

Object Concepts

The Chemistry of Carbon

Premise: Each atom of Carbon can connect closely with up to four different atoms. It can also combine with itself to produce chains of any length. Carbon can join with any sort of atom and that leads to many millions of different molecules.

Derived Themes:

His ability to network with every type of individual created a paradigm in which Dennis Potter became an essential ceramics artist to the collecting elite.

The protagonist’s network of dealers and buyers was gripped by a common understanding of Dennis Potter’s works that formed almost entirely through the personal and business interactions that Luca fostered. 

Word Associations

Deception

Premise: The following words associated with ‘Deception’ provide further context.

Word Association Table:

Falsehood Enmity Lust Disguise Pride
Subtlety Delusion Jealousy Snare Suspicion
Flattery Betrayal Strife Detection Flattery
Greed Fraud Folly Evil Adultery
Sincerity Exaggeration Ferocity Truth Recourse