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Newcomb Pottery at Crab Tree Farm, Lake Bluff, Illinois

Friday 20 July 2018

The American and British Arts and Crafts collections at Crab Tree Farm, visited by the Decorative Arts Society in 2007, are housed in several beautifully restored or specially created buildings...

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Weaving New Worlds: William Morris Gallery

Wednesday 04 July 2018

The William Morris Gallery presents an exhibition of contemporary tapestries, ‘Weaving New Worlds’, in Walthamstow, East London, from 16 June to 23 September 2018. The works by 16 artists from...

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of The Four

Thursday 07 June 2018

In dealing with a group of artists – Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, and Herbert MacNair regarded as the initiators of ‘the Glasgow Style’ – Billcliffe set himself the complex task of...

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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Vienna is always a city worth visiting, but during 2018 there are several exhibitions that might be an additional draw for members of the Decorative Arts Society. These include two shows at the...

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Friday 11 May 2018

An Acquisition Grant from the DAS contributed to the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge’s purchase of a partial coffee set by the Shelley Potteries, Staffordshire. This iconic ‘Deco’...

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Symposium: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Tuesday 01 May 2018

Court Barn Museum is hosting a symposium on the Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds on June 8 and 9, 2018.  The Museum was set up in 2006 to tell the story of craft and design in the north Cotswolds...

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Monday 16 April 2018

Members will doubtless have followed the unfolding debate about works of art made of or including ivory, and the issue of trade in ivory was outlined in our Newsletter No. 113. On 3 April,...

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Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery

Monday 26 March 2018

Combining sumptuous photography with scholarly essays, this book is a heavyweight in more than one sense. As one might expect of a collaboration between the Yale Centre for British Art and the...

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Damozels & Deities: Edward Burne-Jones, Henry Holiday & Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1870-1898

Wednesday 14 March 2018

This lavish hardback volume is a sequel to Angels & Icons: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1850–1870 (2012). This study of the British Aesthetic Movement ends with 1898 and the death of Burne-Jones,...

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Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985

Wednesday 14 March 2018

This substantial and rather timely book accompanies an ambitious exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (17 September 2017–1 April 2018), the first full exploration of the deep cultural...

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