Folio Friday – October

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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Anniversary Update: The Dresser Folio

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Minton Archive website’s launch, which means it’s time for an extra-special catalogue update. Previously we’ve celebrated the occasion by crossing the 1000 image threshold, by making some early volumes available online, and by digitising a number of Wadsworth sketchbooks for a special exhibition. This year we’re making sure our long-running “Truth, Beauty, Power” series goes out with a bang!

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Magnificent Majolica: The Azeglio Vase

“Magnificent Majolica”, our bimonthly series focusing on the opulence and exuberance of the Archive’s majolica designs, concludes this month after 12 instalments. Each of these highlights from our special Art & Design folio – displayed as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons – can be found via the site’s In Depth section, along with the series introduction which explains why majolica is so synonymous with Minton.
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Catalogue Updates: Highlights & Images

Our latest catalogue update refreshes 48 records and adds 90 new images – amongst them the Patent Oven plans and sketches we included in our Potteries Bottle Oven Day post – to the online catalogue. Three years ago we celebrated the site’s first anniversary with a 1000 image update and now thanks to these latest additions we’re comfortably past the 2000 image mark – woo! Makes you wonder what this year’s anniversary update might be about though, eh? 😉

Folio Friday – September

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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Truth, Beauty, Power: Class Letter G

“Truth, Beauty, Power” is a bimonthly series where we can share the wonderful details found within the Archive’s Christopher Dresser artworks with you. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from the Dresser Portfolio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. We hope you enjoy them! You can also find out more about Dresser and his relationship with the company in our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Folio Friday – August

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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Magnificent Majolica: Worth Their Salt

“Magnificent Majolica” is a bimonthly series where we focus on the opulence and exuberance of the Archive’s majolica designs. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from our special Art & Design folio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. If you’d like to find out more about majolica and why it is synonymous with Minton you can do so through our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Folio Friday – July

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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