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Giovanni Crozzoli, Pebble Flowerpot Artisan

(08 01 2017) Joseph Sciorra

The ongoing search to document New York City's pebble-decorated flowerpots.

Andrea Cuomo, Immigrant Pebble Artisan

(09 03 2015) Joseph Sciorra

My on-going research on the Italian-American art of pebble decoration leads me to the father and grandfather of two New York State governors.

Mapping Flowerpots

(23 06 2013) Joseph Sciorra

Pinpointing a New York City folk art.

Mosaic Flowerpots on Film

(20 06 2013) Joseph Sciorra

A 1971 movie reveals the mother lode of Brooklyn planters.

Variations on a Theme

(14 06 2013) Joseph Sciorra

Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of Brooklyn’s Decorated Planters

Flatlands Flowerpot Find

(24 05 2013) Joseph Sciorra

More on the continuing saga of the mysterious planters.

Decorated Planters on Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn

(22 05 2013) Joseph Sciorra

A new cache of beach pebble flowerpots in East Flatbush.

Operation Rescue Flowerpot

(10 05 2013) Joseph Sciorra

Historic Preservation, Italian-American Style

A moribund italianità.

(11 12 2012) Joseph Sciorra

Some thoughts on presepi, creativity, and death.

The Decorated Flowerpots of Brooklyn

(17 10 2012) Joseph Sciorra

Looking (again) at a little known Italian-American folk art.

The “Naive Wooden Sculptures” of Theodore Santoro

(08 07 2012) Laura E. Ruberto

An Italian American self-taught artist from Oakland, California, adds yet another chapter in the story of Italian Americans and material culture.

A Ph.D. in Basket Weaving

(19 10 2011) Joseph Sciorra

Italian-American anti-intellectualism rears its ugly little head again.

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