Notes from Elliott & Grace Snyder Antiques: While originality of structure and surface are always qualities we look for, alone they are not enough. We look for pieces that in some way are exceptional…that display qualities of the imagination, not only of craftsmanship. What moves us most are pieces that attest to a single maker's imaginative interpretation of prevailing forms. We look for pieces that have that little bit extra--where craftsman becomes artist, not only solving technical problems, and understanding the potential of form, but also applying his or her own creative insights to create a work that is in some sense unique. We seek pieces that are evocative, that open a door into another era and speak to us of history and art in a human and personal way.