Past Events

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PAST EVENTS

Past Events from the Decorative Arts Society

A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY GLASS, LONDON

UK EVENT

Tue 10 May 2022

In celebration of the International Year of Glass 2022, there is an opportunity to visit in central London an outstanding collection amassed over 40 years, including modern and studio glass, much...

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A WALK IN ‘OLD CHELSEA’

UK EVENT

Tue 26 Apr 2022

Robin Wyatt’s walk will take us past the homes and studios of some of the numerous practitioners of fine and decorative arts who have lived and worked in Chelsea, including Rossetti, Sickert and...

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The Rebirth of the Terraced House

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 24 Apr 2022

Zoom lecture by Andrew Dolkart, at 6.00 pm (London). Beginning in 1908, the English émigré architect Frederick Sterner changed the character of New York’s ubiquitous but obsolete brick and...

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VISIT TO THE CENTRE OF CERAMIC ART (COCA) AT YORK ART GALLERY

UK EVENT

Wed 06 Apr 2022

Dr Helen Walsh, curator of ceramic art at York Museums Trust will give us a tour of the exhibition The Yorkshire Tea Ceremony about the collection of W.A. Ismay, the UK’s most prolific collector...

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Liberty-era Palermo

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 07 Mar 2022

A group has now been confirmed for this tour led by Harriet Landseer. Please contact David Wurtzel, Chairman of the Events sub-committee, if you wish to be on the waiting list in case of...

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VISIT TO THREE SIGNIFICANT LONDON CHURCHES

UK EVENT

Thu 24 Feb 2022

Robert Drake will lead an afternoon tour to three churches, all grade 2* with much decorative arts interest: St Mary, Cadogan Street, with fittings by J.F. Bentley (who is the subject of a recent...

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W. A. Ismay, the Potters’ Champion

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 20 Feb 2022

Zoom lecture by Helen Walsh, at 6.00 pm (London). W.A. Ismay MBE (1910–2001) assembled one of the UK’s largest collections of post-war British studio pottery and lived surrounded by his family of...

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A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN KING’S CROSS: VENINI AND BEYOND

UK EVENT

Tue 07 Dec 2021

Join a small group to learn about Venetian 20th-century glass making, particularly the Venini factory and its history and influences, Americans who went to work with Venini from the 1950s onwards...

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The Renaissance Reimagined: Minton, Majolica and Maiolica

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 21 Nov 2021

Zoom lecture by Claire Blakey, at 6.00 pm (London). From about 1850 the Renaissance Revival inspired the design of both architecture and the decorative arts in Britain, prompting Minton & Co. to...

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A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN BLOOMSBURY

UK EVENT

Tue 09 Nov 2021

A visit to a private collection which includes a Godwin sideboard and works by William Morris, Ford Madox Brown, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and Northern Light Scandinavian paintings, in an early...

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