A quick but important note about COVID-19 and the current health emergency
There are, of course, much bigger things to be concerned about than the future frequency of updates for this website but nonetheless we’ll be trying our best to keep the blog as active as possible. Our Contact Us form remains open for enquiries but bear with us as we may take longer than usual to respond; Stoke-on-Trent City Archives, which holds the Minton Archive, is closed to the public until further notice.

Folio Friday – November

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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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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