Mapping Mid-century Minton

In general our online catalogue records are relatively succinct, giving a brief but accurate overview of what each MS number represents. Sometimes, however, you’ll find entries where archivist Alyn Giles Jones really went to town, three examples of which reside in the Art & Design section of the catalogue.
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Folio Friday – April

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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Pairing Up, Part 7: Smith, Marks, & Wise

Last time round we picked out a number of designs from the “Extra Sheet” of Tile Catalogue SD 1705/MS1367 and it’s from that page that we begin our matchmaking adventure today. This time round, however, we’re concentrating on the work of named artists – resident or freelance – who’s designs appear throughout the volume.
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Truth, Beauty, Power: Shape & Pattern

“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 – 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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The Bellowing East

As “The Beast From the East” has thrashed away at the landscape outside our office windows we’ve been safely engrossed in the newly-digitised Tile Catalogue. However, whilst skimming through the tile list at the beginning of the volume we happened across one particular description which had us glancing past our monitors to the swirling snow outside. Sometimes you can’t beat a bit of serendipity!
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Magnificent Majolica: Viewing the Dishes

“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 – 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 two years old! To celebrate we’re once again returning to our very first highlighted folio to pick out another artwork for this ongoing series… but this time with a bit of a twist.
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