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Stan Bitters: “In New York, I really only appreciated refined old porcelain and fine china,” says Lee. “This earthy world of pottery was a great discovery upon moving out here.” Lee was turned on to Bitters — the California sculptor who recently created a textured fireplace wall at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs — by a landscape designer friend. “He’s having a bit of a resurgence because these people out in Silver Lake opened a gallery space for him.”