by Kate Nixon As readers may have read last week, we announced our decision to, for the first time, hold an additional event this year and once more take it to the virtual environment. Our “Arts and Crafts in August: A Virtual Experience” event will be held August 1st through the 8th, hosted through arts-craftsconference.com, the site of this past February’s virtual National Arts and Crafts Conference. Much like February’s virtual conference, the August week-long event will feature several opportunities to discuss the beauty and form of American art pottery and the culture of collecting; tips for …
It has been called a cruise ship lodged atop a mountain. Make that an Arts and Crafts cruise ship…. When the Grove Park Inn opened on July 12, 1913, guests did not come simply for one night, nor did they come with expectations of leaving the ship, so to speak…. As a result, when owner E.W. Grove and his son-in-law and manager Frederick L. Seely designed the resort hotel, they included a number of amenities for their guests, including a three-lane bowling alley, an indoor swimming pool, two tennis courts, a Donald Ross golf course, hiking trails, …
by Kate Nixon Art pottery bright with spring colors, a colorful Wisteria lamp, Arts and Crafts metal and more will be available to bid on May 16th at Treadway’s 20th Century Decorative Arts auction. This 400-lot sale consists of ceramics, lighting, textiles, glass and fine art in several styles, including the Arts and Crafts era of style. This auction is particularly strong in American art pottery and ceramic offerings. The catalog features an impressive amount of colorful Rookwood pottery and bright floral themed Weller and Rosewood (featured above) at a wide variety of prices, ranging from a couple …
April 29th - "The Printmakers of Arroyo Seco" - a Zoom Talk with Susan Futterman, researcher on Pasadena print artists of the Arts and Crafts period. 5 PM Pacific. For more info and to sign up, click here.
May 1st - Design & History: The Past is Always Present Charles Eastlake and Design Reform in the Late 19th Century, online class hosted by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. https://www.stickleymuseum.org/design-history-part-2/
May 2nd – (virtual) Murphy House Virtual Tour and Book Talk (FLW). https://savewright.org/events/conservancy-events/
May 6th – (virtual) Art Lottery at the Roycroft Campus. 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern. https://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/artlottery/
May 8th – (virtual) William Morris Wallpapers by the Emery Walker House: https://www.emerywalker.org.uk/copy-of-events
May 8th - Design & History: The Past is Always Present Classical Splendor in the Modern World: The White City and the Columbian Exposition, online class hosted by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. https://www.stickleymuseum.org/design-history-part-2/
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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