Note: After publication of the article below, editor-in-chief Patricia Poore asked if she could provide some additional information: To all of our mutual colleagues, The announcement that Arts & Crafts Homes has ceased publication was misleading. For those who did not read the entire article, here are the facts: ACH continues to follow readers migrating to different publishing platforms. We are expanding our website, continuing publication of 26 eNewsletters per year, and printing a large annual Arts & Crafts Homes “bookazine,” which promises greater newsstand appeal in that changing marketplace. Social media partnerships continue. Old House Journal, the group’s flagship …
That statement aptly applies to researching Arts and Crafts firms and individuals whose work we admire and collect. Regardless what we collect, we share a common thread: we love information as much as we love those items. And what is also just as apparent is that no one individual can ever research all of the small Arts and Crafts firms which sprang up across the country during the Arts and Crafts era. This letter from Brad Clark illustrates just how easy and enjoyable it is to research a local Arts and Crafts enterprise: “An Arts and Crafts mystery solved! As …
After reading Brad Clark’s letter which I printed in this week’s Little Journeys, I was curious to learn more about the Frost Arts and Crafts Workshop. A quick Google search took me to a familiar, reliable website: ChicagoSilver.com. Sub-titled “Handwrought Metalwork from the American Arts & Crafts Movement,” this wide-ranging website contains great information and detailed photographs of nearly 50 different firms. Once you’ve been there you’ll find yourself going back time and time again. Here is what I found there this time: “Dayton was also host to George Frost, who in 1906 founded The Frost Arts And Crafts Workshops …
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Whether it be a museum with an Arts & Crafts collection, a nearby Prairie School home, a bungalow neighborhood, an Arts & Crafts gallery or a Frederick Law Olmstead park, just being able to add an Arts & Crafts side trip to our journey would add to our enjoyment and our education.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?
Here at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.
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We are currently in the process of collecting, organizing, identifying and displaying on this website as many Arts & Crafts shopmarks as possible. And like our Reference Library, we need your help. While we have documented the shopmarks of the major Arts & Crafts firms, we need for you to email us a photograph of any shopmarks you have from lesser known firms, along with a brief description of the piece.
As both a collector and a researcher, I have often wished there was one site where every book ever written on the Arts & Crafts movement was listed. Now that place exists. Together we can compile on this website a list of every book of interest to Arts & Crafts collectors. All you have to do is pull some of the books off your bookshelf (go for the less obvious ones – and check below for duplicate entries) and email me the title, author, publisher and most recent copyright date. I will sort them by category and list them here so that anytime you or anyone else wants to research anything relating to the Arts & Crafts movement, you will start your search here.
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