by Kate Nixon John Ruskin circa 1863. Photo courtesy of W. & D. Downey [Public domain] and Wikimedia Commons.A celebration of the life of philosopher and Arts and Crafts pioneer John Ruskin comes to East Aurora, NY this fall – and you can be a part of the celebration! In observance of John Ruskin’s 200th anniversary of his birthday, the Guild of St. George and the Roycroft Print Shop are co-sponsoring a free two-day celebration on September 13th – 14th where attendees can attend lectures on John Ruskin and interact with Ruskin scholars and enthusiasts. The celebration will begin …
Over the years, I have taught myself a number of practical skills, primarily out of necessity, being unable to afford or justify calling in a plumber, electrician, carpenter, or stonemason for a small or enticing project. During that time I have literally laid tons of rocks, from fieldstone retaining walls and a river rock fireplace to granite dry stack planting beds and Tennessee fieldstone pathways. This summer, however, our latest landscape project grew too large for either my schedule or my energy level. Instead, Leigh Ann and I brought in three local stonemasons – two Pressley brothers and their …
The following are excerpts from Bruce Johnson’s The Official Price Guide to Arts & Crafts. See the end of the article for a special conference announcement on where you can see examples of Fulper Pottery. In 1860, the Fulper family assumed possession of the pottery that was to bear their name for nearly one hundred years. At the outset they maintained the manufacture of a line of utility household pottery and continued in this fashion under the management of three brothers: George W. Fulper, Edward B. Fulper, and William H. Fulper (1872 – 1928), who was largely responsible …
July 6th - Chur Gallery Opening, Julie Leidel: Block Prints. East Aurora, NY. Runs through September 6th. www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com
July 9th - 13th - Pottery Lovers Show and Sale at the Holiday Inn Express, Zanesville, OH. www.potterylovers.org
July 9th - 12th - Farms Afield: Mohonk Mountain House Retreat. www.stickleymuseum.org/tours
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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