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.

A Little More Folio Frivolity

Last month we began Folio Frivolity, a dynamic duo of tweets and blog posts designed to brighten up the less-than-ideal start to 2021. Our @MintonArchive Twitter account has been tweeting daily images of interesting artworks, illustrations, and reference material from the Archive’s Art & Design folios while fortnightly(ish!) round-ups like this one have been keeping those of you not on Twitter in the loop. Folio Friday – from which Folio Frivolity takes its inspiration – has also got into the act, with February’s “Friday” hi-res zoomable highlight accompanied by a “Frivolity” gallery as well. It’s now time for instalment number three – we hope you enjoy it 🙂

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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 five years old! As well as our traditional return to the very first featured Art & Design folio, SD 1705/MS1705, there’s also some extra frivolity to be had as we celebrate this special milestone…

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A Bit of Folio Frivolity

Before the current health emergency began to unfold we were hoping to celebrate the website’s fifth anniversary with an update that would’ve added representative images to all 349 records in the Archive’s Art & Design folio section. The UK’s first lockdown put paid to that schedule and so we decided to aim for the (equally apt) fifth anniversary of Folio Friday instead, but with that deadline now looming we’re still some way off our goal.

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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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Merry Christmas from The Minton Archive

With the festive period almost upon us it’s time for the Minton Archive website to go into the internet equivalent of a mince-pie-induced food coma. Before that, however, tradition dictates we must take a look back at the year’s work and – more importantly – pick out another Hildesheimer & Faulkner Christmas card to decorate the site with!

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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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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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