As we all know, the Arts and Crafts community is one that brings folks together without ever questioning the effort it would take to make something happen. And it seems all the staff at the German-American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa had to do was express a bit of interest in German-American furniture maker Gustav Stickley and the rest would easily be set into motion for a wonderfully curated exhibition to unfold.
And unfold it did. Together with collection loans...
Roycroft catalogs, mottos, postcards, 3/4 levant leather and suede window washers, all original, all Roycroft-related, including works by Elbert Hubbard, Message to Garcia, designs by Dard Hunter & WW Denslow. Priced at $12-$475.
Maker: Roycroft Roycroftes
Location: San Diego, USA
Date made: 1897 forward
Which would you rather be: smart or lucky?
Turns out a few weeks ago I was luckier than I was smart.
I had been planning on using my annual journey back to Illinois for the Johnson family reunion as a research trip as well, packing up my car with food and drinks and driving rather than flying there. I left Asheville on a Monday morning with Cincinnati an easy first day's drive north.
I chose Cincinnati because of its extensive collection of art-carved...
Roycroft Renaissance Awarded Master Artisans in Clay & Wood. Handcrafted Art Tiles, Decorative Tile Murals, Arts & Crafts Fireplace Tiles, Framed Tiles and More. Online Catalog & Online Shopping Available. Forward Thinking In the Craftsman Tradition.
We all have special talents and if one of yours happens to be crafting household items with your own two hands (or you've always wanted to learn how) be sure to look into our special Pre-Conference Workshops held each year at the National Arts & Crafts Conference at the historic Grove Park Inn.
Each February we offer hands-on workshops on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning before the Conference officially begins and they are always a treat for those that...