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Scott Potter trunk show to be held Saturday at R. Blooms

Local floral and accessories store will carry the famed decoupage pieces


by: REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - The decoupage art of Scott Potter will be shown at a trunk show this weekend at R. Blooms. R. Blooms is carrying a line of the serviceware and office accessories.

Dramatic, refined, classical — those words are often used to describe the art pieces created by international decoupage artist Scott Potter. Potter will be present for a trunk showing of more than 150 pieces of his celebrated art this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at R. Bloom’s of Lake Oswego, 267 A Ave.

“I will be bringing a large collection of my statement pieces in various patterns,” said Potter. “I will be bringing library, desk and bath accessories and then, of course, tabletop pieces.”

Potter said he uses crystal and blown glass from France, Poland, Germany and America and then applies images using traditional decoupage techniques. Several layers of gilding are applied and then each piece is treated to make it impervious to water so it can be used as servingware.

Potter is one of a short list of artists selected to be a licensee with both the Hearst Castle Collection in San Simeon, Calif., and the Henry DuPont Collection at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware, and so he is able to use archival prints and art from those collections in his work. He will bring examples of those collections as well.

Potter’s decoupage is represented in prestigious stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Ritz Carlton Hotels in the United States and throughout the world.

He shared that Oprah Winfrey is a collector of his art.

“This is his only West Coast appearance,” said Richard Bloom, owner of R. Bloom’s.

The store will be carrying Potter’s decoupage pieces, and Bloom encourages people to come and meet the artist while he is here on Saturday.

“These are pieces you will pass down from generation to generation,” said Diane Zeil, an employee at R. Bloom’s, as she helped unload the 10 carefully packed crates of Potter’s art that arrived last week.

To learn more about Potter’s art, visit scottpotterthegildedhome.com, or stop in during the trunk show on Saturday.

Christine Do, another R. Blooms employee, shows off a piece of the collection the store will carry.



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