So I've been on a bender collecting pottery recently. Many of them I would consider collector's pots...BUT! I firmly believe that pots are made to be used. Some may be more difficult to use than others, but I think there's a tree out there for every pot (call me a romantic...). There are 3 metallic Roy pots that I picked up that I posted in another thread. I'm wondering how people feel about letting them patina. While patina usually increases the character of pottery, I'm afraid it will actually reduce the character of the pots in this case. Either way they could (and in my opinion, should) be used in a show by slip potting trees into them for a few days and then returning them to the display shelves after the show. I'm just curious what others think. I'm truly on the fence about letting them age. Here are the pots.