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Weston Neil Andersen- A Natural Wonder Of The World

This is Weston Neil Andersen, the father of Andersen Studio Ceramics. This photo was taken a few months ago when Dad was at Maine Midcoast Hospital. He recently returned from rehab,where he was diagnosed as "in decline" as is the way things are trending in health care for the elderly these days.. Dad caught a bad cold but it was diagnosed as "swallowing troubles", which we didn't think true, and as it turned out, we were right..When we brought Dad home, he could hardly hold up his cup and he barely spoke and if he did it was in partial thoughts.

But he has been getting better ever since because what ailed him has common causes with common cures. It's amazing to see him improve. He now talks in complete sentences with complex thoughts even though he suffered a brain injury about two and a half years ago. His physical strength is getting stronger as well.

I have long been aware that Dad reads my mind. I write blogs and engage in internet discu…

Kickstarting a Micro-Economy Revitalization

Steve Brooks, Maine’s would be next Governor of Maine and proponent of redistributing tax dollars serving Maine’s low income rural areas to Maine’s urban cities which have received the lion’s share of state and federal taxpayer dollars- said the following, regarding the money that he was able to procure to subsidize his business interests "

"For the TideSmart Global Business Garden to grow and prosper, we need the help and support of friends, family, business associates, community members, and local, county, state and national leaders."  He continued, "There has never been a better time to expand TideSmart Global's operations and the economic incentives offered through federal and state stimulus programs have enabled us to harness this opportunity." 



And I say This:
 For the Great American Ceramic Designer Craftsmen Network Garden to grow and prosper, we need the help and support of friends, family, business associates, and community members,.There has n…

Andersen Studio KickStarter Project Plan B

The stoneware Loon is a reward in our current KickStarter project. In Plan B the Stone ware Loon would be still be available to order on the basis of a Kickstarter style project in which the project is to do a special run of items not in our standard line.




To date, Our Kickstarter project is receiving very little support.. Since we are at the age when we have to come up with real solutions for the future of our ceramic design and slip-casting company, and at the same time have an opportunity to increase our business through the internet  provided we can reconfigure production and order fulfillment to meet the requirements of the online market. I am already thinking about what to do if the current KickStarter project does not produce an adequate response toward achieving such a goal.

The Stoneware Wren and most of the small birds will be in Plan B's standard line, always available to order
Our very last and least attractive option to us to sell the rights to manufacture our line…

A Ceramic Enterprise Can Revitalize a Community VS Steve Woods "Relocating" Solution.

Preserving A Cultural Tradition and a Way of Life.

Andersen's Studio's Vision of A Great American Ceramic Designer's craftsmen Network could revitalize communities which Gubernatorial hopeful Steve Woods suggests should have their populations relocated to urban areas.


In 1952 Weston and Brenda Andersen moved to the coast of Maine to set up a ceramic design and slip-casting studio. They opened up shop in a two hundred year old barn on Southport Island on the Boothbay Peninsula. As soon as they opened their doors, and there after, collections began which have been handed down from one generation of Andersen collectors to the next.
It was a grass roots collectible movement. No grand authority proclaimed that the Andersen work was the thing to collect. Andersen Stoneware became collectible through the inclinations of thousands of individual collectors acting on their own. Each collector made a personal discovery and iconic connection - not only of the Andersen line but with …

ANDERSEN STUDIO KICKSTARTER PROJECT LAUNCHES !

ANDERSEN STUDIO'S KICKSTARTER PROJECT LAUNCHES

CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO OUR KICKSTARTER PROJECT!

Andersen Studio Kickstarter- Coming Soon!

It's Coming soon!I would like to give credit to the Open Source and Private Sector resources that helped me to learn how to:Design a website, 
Target our seo so that we are able to maintain a number one position on Google for "ceramic birds" and first page position for some of our other relevant search terms
Learn to make a video and add the sound track as you see above:Special Thanks to the Open Source Community goes to :http://www.3schools.com for their excellent tutorials on html. css, xml- and more.
Amaya.com for its online web page designer ap

Joomla.com and Gantry,framework.org  for their eCommerce templates

WAMPSERVER for its desktop server app.

ccmixter.com, Freesound.org,Free-Loops.com, incompetech.com for their invaluable music and sound resources
Creative Commons for their legal resources


Special Thanks to the Private Sector Community goes to :Rocket Theme for its templates and tutorials offered at a reasonable subscription fee

Adobe for its great reasonably priced s…