A Fulper vase from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection A private VIP tour of the Gustav Stickley House in Syracuse, NY An auction gift certificate from Rago Arts and Auction Center A special-access package for the 32nd National Arts & Crafts Conference, that includes early entry to the Antiques and Contemporary Crafts Show A Newcomb pitcher from the Barbara and Henry Fuldner collection An auction gift certificate from Toomey & Co. Auctioneers. What do all of the above have in common? These extraordinary objects and opportunities will be featured in the 2018 Craftsman Gala auctions to benefit the …
The Craftsman Gala will pay tribute to Robert A. Ellison Jr on Saturday, October 13th at the Mountain Lakes Club in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. Vonda Givens, Executive Director of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, has graciously shared an essay that Mr. Ellison wrote. In this essay, Ellison details his life as an artist in 1960’s New York, how he would come to be a collector, and how he pays it forward and strives to educate others in American Art Pottery. Here is part two of Robert A. Ellison Jr.’s essay “Listening to Pots Speak.” Read part one of …
by Kate Nixon Fall has officially started — and for those of you in East Aurora, get ready to celebrate with the Roycroft Campus! The sights, sounds, smells and tastes of autumn will be in full force in the Roycroft Campus Fall Festival, this weekend September 29th & 30th from 10 am to 5 pm on the Roycroft Campus. Located in the heart of small-town East Aurora, the event – free and open to the public – features over 60 artists, antique vendors and community groups. This year will see some new additions to the festival — fresh local produce, …
September 15th, 2018 - Craftsman Farms: Fall Family Day. www.Stickleymuseum.org
September 16th, 2018 - Art & Design Auction. 10am CDT. Toomey & Company, Oak Park, IL. toomeyco.com
September 20th, 2018 - Art & Culture's 20th Annual Arts & Crafts Conference, National Arts Club, New York City, NY. For more info, www.artinitiatives.com
September 21st - November 25th, 2018 - Roycroft Exhibit: Keith Wiesinger & JuliaRose Triebes. www.roycroftcampuscorporation.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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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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