The Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $200,000 capital grant from Erie County for the restoration of the historic Copper Shop floors, in addition to a $35,756 grant in support of their 2019 programming expenses. These grants signify the Erie County Legislature and County Executive’s faith in the Campus’ recent growth. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986, the Roycroft Campus is a unique and irreplaceable historic site that welcomes thousands of visitors annually. The Copper Shop building, which was constructed in 1902, serves as the Campus’ main …
A special edition of Little Journeys written by Kate Nixon – Bruce Johnson’s assistant – on her views of the Arts & Crafts movement It was my first month here in 2017 and I wanted to get a sense of Bruce’s research, so I remember combing through the extensive library at the office. I pulled out a book entitled The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest by Lawrence Kreisman. Having come from California and Oregon myself, I was intrigued with the subject matter. I began to flip through the text and I stopped at page 58 under …
From the desk of Linda Carrigan Editor/Managing Director, JOURNAL of the American Art Pottery Association WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN ART POTTERY ASSOCIATION The American Art Pottery Association had its beginnings in Zanesville, Ohio in 1979, where along with a group called Pottery Lovers, an organization of people eager to meet other collectors and learn more about the pottery they loved and collected was formed. The two groups met at the same time in Ohio until 1983 when the AAPA wanted to expand their reach and go to locations other than Zanesville. This disagreement caused …
April 24th - Judith Tankard, "Garden Artists and Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement" Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL. Proceeds will benefit Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden. https://artsbma.org/
April 24th - "Watercolor & Wine" Learn how to paint english lavender and basic techniques of watercolor painting with Roycroft Campus artist-in-residence, Kateri Ewing. 6-8pm. Visit https://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/ for more information.
April 25th - "From the Gilded to Gustav: Victorian and Arts and Crafts Eras in Onondaga County" exhibit highlighting several of Syracuse’s major contributors to the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1900-1920s. Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse, NY. For more information, visit https://www.cnyhistory.org/
April 26th - Chur Gallery show, featuring artist Marie A. Gniazdowski. Runs through April 30th. Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY. Visit https://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/ for more information.
April 27th - "The Art of the Craftsman Style" 27th Annual Homes Tour in coordination with the Harry Ransom Center exhibition The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America going on now. Austin, TX. https://www.preservationaustin.org/
May 1st - 5th - AAPA Convention, Chantilly, VA. aapa.info for more info
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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