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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More Volumes To Browse!

After the successful anniversary launch of an online version of Minton’s Pattern Book No.1 a few weeks ago we’re back with more. You can now view Pattern Book No.s 2, 3 and 4 in their entirety right here on the blog and we’re continuing our work to integrate these viewers into the catalogue pages too. We’ll keep you up-to-date on our progress but for now – just in time for the weekend! – you can view these pattern books below…
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Anniversary Update: Browse Volumes!

On the 25th September 2015 we officially launched The Minton Archive website and, one year later, celebrated the site’s first anniversary with a special update which pushed the number of images in the online catalogue past 1000. Our second anniversary update takes these catalogue enhancements a step further – starting today we’ll be making a number of special volumes available online in their entirety. (We’re really rather excited about this…)

27/9/2017 Update: We’ve tweaked the viewer for mobile and tablet users, and added a “full screen” button which better utilises your screen real estate for bigger, better pattern book viewing. Thanks for all the feedback so far!
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There’s Gold in Them Thar Pattern Books

As part of a recent Minton research enquiry we’ve been searching through a number of “G” and “H” pattern books – the go-to source for the company’s richly decorated china tableware patterns – to photograph raised gold patterns.
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Pairing Up, Part 5: Artwork and Process (and a Patent too)

In the first update to our original Pairing Up series we looked at a number of new “Works in Progress” connections, finishing up with an example that proved digital alignment isn’t always possible on the pairings we find, regardless of how small the differences might at first seem. A theme that carries over to our next connection too…
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