The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust has offered comprehensive Arts & Crafts tours in California, Vienna, Paris, Brussels, Japan…and now Wright Travel is offering their popular British Arts and Crafts tour again for June 2019 – and is offering a discount of $300 for those who purchase by September 1st. Named Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts, the tour conducted by Travel Wright – the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust-owned travel company – covers the best of British Arts in Crafts in London, the English countryside and Glasgow and will take place June 6-15, 2019. The tour offers unusual access to the …
This article has been re-published. Original publish date was September 13th, 2015. After spending too many frustrating days and a few tortuous nights in airport terminals, I always look forward to an occasional summer road trip. I load up the car with snacks, pick out my favorite music, thumb through a dog-earned atlas, and hit the road. I always have a destination in mind, but I try to avoid any deadlines. Or, if I can’t, I at least give myself an extra day or two along the way. But even then we all spend too many hours zipping along …
I gave a talk at the 2013 American Art Pottery Association’s Convention entitled “1901: The Year That Set the Arts and Crafts Movement in Motion.” My initial research had originally focused on the changes that took place in the workshops of Gustav Stickley, as he and his designers Henry Wilkinson and Lamont Warner successfully made the transition from experimental Art Nouveau forms to what today we consider American Arts and Crafts furniture. The year 1901 culminated with the publication that October of the first issue of The Craftsman magazine, which did more than any other periodical to publicize the Arts …
August 2nd - 5th, 2018 - 56th consecutive Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival. www.amishacres.com
August 3rd - 5th, 2018 - Blowing Rock Art & Antiques Show www.blowingrockmuseum.org
August 10th - 12th, 2018 - 50th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival https://sunvalleycenter.org/arts-crafts-festival/
August 16th, 2018 - Stickley: An Insider’s Look, Gallery Talk www.alexandriahistorical.com
August 25th, 2018 - Wisconsin Pottery Association 23rd Annual Art Pottery Show & Sale https://wisconsinpottery.org/
August 29th - 31st, 2018 - Fine Art, Asian, & Antiques Auction. www.morphyauctions.com
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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