Monday, November 15, 2010

IN THE STYLE OF....ARTS AND CRAFTS

The Arts & Crafts Movement (1890 - 1929) started in Britain and within a few years found its way to the United States.
While the American Arts and Crafts Movement did share the philosophy of the reform movement and encouraged originality, simplicity of form, local natural materials, and the visibility of handicraft, it also  accepted the use of factory work in the production of items which made  it possible for middle income families to purchase and enjoy simple but elegant items.
The terms "Arts and Crafts", "Craftsman" and "Mission Style" have come to be used interchangeably, but there are differences.  
I would love to share some artisans of today who create in the Style of the Arts and Crafts or Craftsman traditions :)

WONDERFUL TILE WORK...

  
DuQuellaTile   

BEAUTIFUL POTTERY....

BelairDesign
ELEGANT LINENS...

Thistlehandwerks

EXTRAORDINARY FURNITURE...

MMWoodStudio
UNIQUE STATIONERY...

CindyLindgren
I am adding some links for anyone interested in learning more about the Arts and Crafts style and period.


I hope you enjoy seeing the amazing work of these talented artisans!  Enjoy...

VE

6 comments:

Clara said...

Thanks for sharing!

peppercorns said...

This is great! I love Arts and Crafts and these artists do beautiful work. Thanks VE for sharing this with us.

duquellatile said...

Thank you for including one of our tile in your collection of Art & Crafts. We love making Arts & Crafts tile - the technique we use, tubelining, historically was used during this time period for tile and pottery. The raised clay line is hand-drawn onto the tile to create the pattern.

jfreda1 said...

Arts and Crafts Movement is one of my favorite time periods. From the pottery to the woodworking and everything in between, it is just beautiful!
I love seeing today's artisans doing this style.

goodgosh said...

Love this style!! That pottery is amazing!

Great feast for the eyes VE, thanks. :)

beadsoul said...

Such lovely items! Interesting history too!