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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Truth, Beauty, Power: The Crane

“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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Tweets from Louisa

If you follow us on Twitter you may have noticed the occasional tweet from “Louisa” now appearing in your timeline and you may be wondering whether she’s a new addition here at the Archives. Well… sort of…
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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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In Depth: The Ceramic Staircase

In both Dr Christopher Dresser and the Minton Connection and Minton Majolica: A Visual Feast of Victorian Opulence the Archive’s own source material provided an excellent jumping-off point from which these important aspects of Minton’s history could be explored in detail. In The Ceramic Staircase, however, the focal point for our latest discussion is instead one of the company’s major productions, an important design feature of the South Kensington (now the Victoria and Albert) Museum. Having yet to stumble across any records related to the Staircase we’re particularly grateful to Dr. Charlotte Drew, a Henry Moore Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, for bringing this magnificent installation to our attention – and in such detail too.
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Folio Friday – December

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 Art Pottery Studio

It’s nice to be reminded that, despite being a fully catalogued collection, the Minton Archive contains all sorts of surprises just waiting to be discovered. Sometimes we should know better – it’s not often that a trip into the Art & Design folios doesn’t leave us a little awestruck – but other times these surprises really do come out of left field…
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Magnificent Majolica: The First

It’s time to introduce “Magnificent Majolica”, a new 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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