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: A Tweeted Timeline

Five years ago today we launched the Minton Archive website and, as has become tradition, we’re celebrating with a special update… albeit with a twist. Having been “socially distanced” from the collection for so much of the year our original plans for this special half-decade milestone are somewhat in tatters; in their place we’ve decided to work towards releasing smaller – but just as important – updates between now and our usual end-of-year break…

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A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:23)

We’re into week 23 of our ‘Minton’ manuscript round-up, where we bring together the latest mega-thread snippets from our @MintonArchive Twitter account for you here on the blog. We’ve reached Chapter 9’s first major subject, Art Nouveau, and with it the introduction of Secessionist Ware – an important moment in Minton’s history which brought a bold new style to the firm… and a much-needed financial boost through the ware’s popularity too.

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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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A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:22)

It’s time for the 22nd instalment of our #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton mega-thread round-up, where we bring the latest ‘Minton’ manuscript tweets from @MintonArchive together in one easy to digest blog post. It’s a significant moment in the life of our lockdown-induced potted history project too as we’ve now reached the final chapter in the manuscript: “Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the Post-War Years”. Our latest collection of snippets doesn’t even get to the first of those subjects however – concentrating instead on the shift from Minton under Colin Minton Campbell to his son John Fitzherbert Campbell – so fear not, there’s still a little more Minton company history to come yet 😉

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A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:21)

Week 21 and the latest batch of @MintonArchive’s #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton tweets have been coralled together to keep you up to date with all things ‘Minton’ manuscript-related. This time round there are yet more international exhibitions to mention (and more spectacular pieces made for those events) and a focus on some of Colin Minton Campbell’s achievements, both as the head of the Minton company and further afield. Catch up with it all below…

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A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:20)

Our ‘Minton’ manuscript mega-thread round-up reaches its 20th instalment this week – not something we necessarily expected to be writing when we began tweeting under the #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton hashtag back in April! However, there’s been so much to glean from Philip & Zillah Wadsworth’s account of the history of the Minton firm that we’ve been truly engrossed, and this latest collection from @MintonArchive is no exception…

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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 – except for when things go a little awry, when it’s the second 😳 – we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Archive’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!

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