by Kate Nixon Featuring the rich Craftsman style heritage of Southern California, the city of Pasadena, CA will show off its craftsman neighborhoods, host a bevy of lectures and special events, and pay tribute to a beloved member of the Craftsman community the first weekend of November. In its 28th year, Pasadena Heritage will present the Annual Craftsman Weekend on November 1-3, 2019. Craftsman and architecture enthusiasts alike can expect to experience house tours of historic and notable properties, along with bus and walking tours showing the impressive heritage of Pasadena neighborhoods. The annual Show and Sale during Craftsman …
If your 1,854-mile driving trip starts with you breaking a bottle of wine on the floor of the car as you are heading down your driveway, you might think that would be a bad omen. But not to worry: we had three more bottles. Each of my most recent airline trips has resulted in delayed or cancelled flights, so when Leigh Ann suggested that we take a few extra days and drive from Asheville to New Jersey for the annual Stickley Weekend at Craftsman Farms, I was ready to start packing the car. In fact, I did start packing …
The following passages are from the publication The Official Price Guide to American Arts and Crafts, Third Ed. by David Rago and Bruce Johnson and has been published with permission from author Bruce Johnson. Artisans making their works at Marblehead Pottery. Image from the 1905 publication American Homes And Gardens, page 303. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Shopmarks: Impressed outline of a ship and the initials MP; all enclosed in a circle, occasionally with initials A.E.B. (Arthur E. Baggs) and/or H.T. (Hanna Tutt) Contributions: Hand-thrown vases, bowls, and tiles with conventionalized design under a matte glaze. “The …
September 6th - 8th - American Pottery Festival, Minneapolis, MN. www.northernclaycenter.org
September 7th - 16th - "Gimson & The Barnsleys" www.artsandcraftstours.com
September 15th - Art & Design Auction, Oak Park, IL. www.toomeyco.com
September 15th - Art and Design Auction, 2 PM. Rookwood/Arts and Crafts Ceramics Auction, 2 PM. Treadway, 2029 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. For more info, go to https://treadwaygallery.com/
September 19th - 22nd - 21st Annual Conference on the Arts & Crafts Movement, Initiatives in Arts and Culture explores Chicago as a hub for the Arts & Crafts Movement. For more info, http://artinitiatives.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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