Collecting art can happen in all forms. Some people have vast collections that they need multiple houses to contain. Others, buy a piece here and there and end up with something impressive at the end of their life. Then there are people like me who accidentally become a collector of something strangely specific.
I have a teeny tiny ceramic vessel collection!
Yes, it means exactly what you think it means. It is both teeny in the number of pieces I own (though that does grow slowly, but surely) and tiny in the size of each piece. They are all under 4″ tall. It started with some pieces my grandfather made before I was born that I inherited when my grandmother died. Then I got a couple pieces by Tim Knight. He gets amazing colors by firing the ceramics with different chemicals in the wood fire. Last year I bought a piece each by Pam Cummings (a cute little soy sauce pourer) and Kurt Branter (a creamer that doubles as a maple syrup warmer/pourer.) You can see I’m a fan of the wood fire/minimal glaze look.
So your art collection doesn’t have to be big or full of big name artists. Start small, start by accident, just buy what makes you happy at a price and size that keeps you that way.
Now I just need to get a bigger shelf…