I have to say that I want to buy Warren Mackenzie pieces and mostly because he is famous. I love his work, and am inspired by him as many are, but I also love many other potters' works but don't seem nearly as inclined to buy. Part of me hates this, and the other part just accepts it. I currently own just one small cup of his and would like another cup, or bowl or platter! Because I don't have any expendable income I can't purchase anyone's pottery, famous or not.
Does anyone else struggle with this? It seems very taboo to want Warren's work as I am a potter, like I have been made to feel guilty going into a gallery and asking for his work. I think this could be exacerbated because I live in MN too.