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THE REMARKABLE PINWILL SISTERS: FROM LADY WOODCARVERS TO PROFESSIONALS

Monday 22 November 2021

Helen Wilson’s meticulous study of Violet Pinwill and her sisters’ woodcarving business in Plymouth made me want to dash down to the West Country to see the many church schemes featured in this...

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CERAMIC, ART AND CIVILISATION

Saturday 23 October 2021

Ceramic (defiantly singular) is an ambitious and important book that Paul Greenhalgh, a former Deputy Keeper of Ceramics at the V&A, has been planning for decades. It is both a celebration of and...

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DANIEL COTTIER: DESIGNER, DECORATOR, DEALER

Wednesday 06 October 2021

Daniel Cottier (1838–1891) was an artist, designer, decorator and art dealer whose business empire spanned three continents. Cottier and his decorating firms brought art to the public and were...

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EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY THINGS, PITTSBURGH

Friday 17 September 2021

Humans have made functional objects since prehistoric times: furnishings to sit or lay upon, vessels to store or drink water, devices to illuminate the darkness or mark the passage of time....

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SEASIDE MODERN: ART AND LIFE ON THE BEACH AT HASTINGS CONTEMPORARY

Friday 20 August 2021

Located among Hastings’s famous net huts, overlooking the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, Hastings Contemporary presents an exhibition to coincide with the surge in popularity for...

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GRAYSON PERRY: THE PRE-THERAPY YEARS AT YORK ART GALLERY

Monday 02 August 2021

This exhibition, which was organized by the Holburne Museum, Bath, showcases Perry’s earliest forays into the art world with works made between 1982 and 1994 when he first explored the potential...

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IN FLUX: AMERICAN JEWELRY AND THE COUNTERCULTURE

Monday 12 July 2021

Here is a richly illustrated and engaging look at Beatnik, hippy and nonconformist jewellery makers of America in the 1960s and 1970s. Each chapter introduces strategic makers who participated...

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KIMBEL AND CABUS EXHIBITION OF MODERN GOTHIC FURNITURE AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Featuring over 60 objects, the exhibition is the first to examine the enterprising New York City design team who pioneered a new take on Modern Gothic furniture and defined a significant...

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ADRIEN DALPAYRAT

Monday 07 June 2021

This magnificent, large volume celebrates an innovative French ceramic artist, famous for his glazed stoneware vessels, as well as for his more sculptural production. The publication records the...

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ARTS AND CRAFTS PIONEERS: THE HOBBY HORSE MEN AND THEIR CENTURY GUILD

Thursday 27 May 2021

Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and the Century Guild feature in most books on the Arts & Crafts Movement, but until now there has been no in-depth history of the whole group. Its fame has rested...

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