by Kate Nixon The New York Times called it “the most important weekend of the year for Arts and Crafts Collectors” – and as the National Arts and Crafts Conference returns to the Grove Park Inn in February of 2020, the conference will offer plenty of up-close educational opportunities to learn the finer details of the Arts and Crafts pieces we love. One of these opportunities, which is completely free for conference attendees and is included with general admission into the exhibitor shows, is the yearly conference demonstration: a free up-close educational opportunity for collectors and Arts and Crafts …
If you ever experience one of those uncomfortable lulls in a party conversation, just bring up either of these two topics and everyone will start talking: flying incidents and moving experiences. When I moved from Iowa to Durham, NC in 1985, I had already begun collecting Arts and Crafts furniture. I soon learned that while Arts and Crafts furniture had never established a firm foothold in North Carolina, that which made it here pretty much felt like unwanted orphans. It often gravitated to community auctions and antiques shops, where it sat gathering more dust than interest. …
The Van Briggle Pottery building was built in 1907 to house the Van Briggle Pottery Company and to showcase the company’s tile and terracotta products. The lives of Artus and Anne Van Briggle will be shown among pottery presentations, demonstrations, and tours of his memorial building during the Historic Van Briggle Festival & Tour, coming to Colorado Springs this September. Pottery enthusiasts and collectors can get a tour of the Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Building, view presentations from historians, potters and pottery collections experts, and learn about the tragic and short life of Art Nouveau artist Artus Van …
July 6th – September 6th, 2019 - Julie Leidel exhibiting in the Chur Gallery, Roycroft Campus. For more information, call 716-655-0261 or email email@example.com
August 24, 2019 - Rago Unreserved Early 20th c. Fine Art Auction, Rago Arts. 333 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ. For more info, https://www.ragoarts.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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