From the desk of Vonda Givens, Executive Director, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms We’re deep into preparations for the holidays (or Crafts-mas season, as we call it around here). Soon we’ll be trimming the tree and stocking our annual Crafts-mas shop. We’ll open the doors of the Log House to the holiday season over Thanksgiving weekend, beginning Fri., Nov. 29. After that we’ll host a special Crafts-mas program each weekend, leading up to a big finale on Sat, Dec. 21. For the finale, we’ve got a fantastic holiday-edition Farms Afield in the works. I’m thrilled to share this news, …
Like many of you who love history, I am drawn to cemeteries. Nothing morbid or macabre, just a fascination with everything from the architectural style of the tombstones and the names of the deceased to the tantalizing clues carved in their marble markers. One of my childhood summer jobs was mowing the Hopewell Cemetery, surrounded by cornfields and located two miles outside the small Illinois town (pop. 850) where I grew up. My father would drop me off in the morning, make sure the self-propelled, walk-behind lawn mower would start, and leave me for the day …
Collectors of The Kalo Shop and other Arts and Crafts silver and metalworks may want to save the date this Sunday – an impressive amount of jewelry and silver from very important collections will be available for the public to bid on this weekend. Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will offer up an impressive amount of The Kalo Shop silver as well as works from Robert Riddle Jarvie, Gorham Manufacturing, Peer Smed, Mary Catherine Knight and more in an auction of over 565 lots during its upcoming Jewelry, Silver & Objects of Vertu sale. The auction will occur November 17th …
November 1st - 3rd - Craftsman Weekend, Pasadena, CA. www.pasadenaheritage.org
November 2nd - American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction. Skinner Auction, 274 Cedar Hill St, Marlborough, MA. For more info, go to https://www.skinnerinc.com
November 2nd - Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction 2019, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. For more info, www.folkschool.org
November 2nd - 15th Annual WNC Pottery Festival, Sylva, NC. For more info, http://www.wncpotteryfestival.com/
November 2nd - 3rd - Holiday Sale 2019 at Humler & Nolan, auctions including Keramics, Art Glass & Rookwood pottery. For more information, www.humlernolan.com
November 6th - Roycroft History Course. The Lost Treasures of the Roycroft – presentation by Alan Nowicki. Wednesday, November 6th at 7pm in the Roycroft Power House. For more info, 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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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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