Catalogue Updates: Highlights & Images

Our first catalogue update of 2019 has just gone live, a result of our continuing digitisation work within the Archive’s Art & Design folios. As such you’ll find a whopping 264 new images spread over 37 updated records, bringing the total number of highlighted records across our themed searches to 278. You can use the Artwork theme to quickly corral all of our digitised folio content together, including this latest batch… and for future updates too!

A Hizen Connection

We love uncovering the connections between items in the Archive, not least in the Art & Design folios – our long-standing Pairing Up series is testament to that – and sometimes they can really take us by surprise. That was certainly the case when we stumbled across an artwork sporting some very familiar design elements – ones we never really expected to see anywhere else…
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Magnificent Majolica: For The Women

“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 – March

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: A Study in the Grotesque

“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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Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Oh no!” you’re thinking, “Even the Minton Archive has been sucked into the cynical commercialised celebration of romance that is Valentine’s Day”. Well… not quite!
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Folio Friday – February

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you, and the series is now three years old! As has become tradition we’re once again returning to our very first highlighted folio to to pick out another artwork – or two – with which to celebrate this little milestone…
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Magnificent Majolica: Kirkby’s Mantegna

“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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Pairing Up, Part 8 – Magnificent Majolica

We’ve been back in the Art & Design folios as of late (these artworks won’t digitise themselves after all!) and, as is so often the case with the Minton Archive, it wasn’t long before we started to spot some familiar-looking designs. Time, then, to use this latest collection of connections to update our Pairing Up series once again… Continue reading…

Folio Friday – January

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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