I don't know about you but I like a good party. And when it's a party honoring an exciting facet of the Arts and Crafts Movement? Sign me up! Unfortunately those of us here at ArtsAndCraftsCollector.com and the National Arts & Crafts Conference will be in Conference Countdown mode when this soiree is taking place so please report back to us on what will undoubtedly be the most exciting MasquOHRade ever attended.
Yes, you read that correctly, the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum...
A wonderful sterling hand crafted pendant and chain in an Arts and Crafts style. Dark amber colored round cabochon. Marked 875 for the silver content and with a WK. Also marked with a head facing right and the number two. Looks great on!
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date made: Vintage
Dimensions: Pendant measures 1 1/2" long and 3/4" across. Chain measures 18" long.
The furthest I ventured this week was to my workshop, in anticipation of the final stage in our on-going kitchen remodeling project.
We began planning this project five years ago, but were immediately stymied by two obstacles, beginning with my refusal to discard the custom cherry cabinets the previous owner had installed around 1996. Yes, they were slightly dated, but they were solid cherry, with that wonderful reddish-brown hue that only comes with age. Second, the...
Our gallery features the exquisite handmade art tiles of Motawi Tileworks, Pewabic Pottery, Porteous and Laird Plumleigh. We also carry a collection of Dard Hunter gift items and solid oak frames. Every item in our gallery is handmade in the USA.
"George Ohr's pottery is probably the most difficult art pottery for us to access," observed author David Rago, "because George Ohr, as well as the ware he produced, was endlessly creative."
The self-proclaimed Mad Potter of Biloxi, a master of self-promotion, never stopped experimenting, never stopped creating, never paused to consider what people might think of his twisted, egg-shell thin, colorful, splattered, mottled and confusing...