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.
It’s week 24 of our #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton round-up, where we bring together the latest tweets adapted from Philip & Zillah Wadsworth’s ‘Minton’ manuscript and published via @MintonArchive. This week there’s a few less than usual due to a network connectivity hiccup over the weekend, but rest assured we’re now fully back online!
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.
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!
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 😉
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…
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…
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!
On the cusp of another mini-milestone here’s instalment number 19 in our #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton round-up series. This week’s collection of ‘Minton’ manuscript tweets focus on Marc Louis Solon, Antonin Boullemier, & Paul Comolera, the French artists who arrived in England after the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870.
It’s week 18 of our #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton round-up and yet another new chapter is opening up before us – we must really be motoring now! Having hopefully got a basic handle on the complicated history of Minton tiles our attention now turns to Minton’s French artists, pâte-sur-pâte and a flurry of major exhibitions. Our @MintonArchive mega-thread has reached a particularly wonderful little milestone too: having surpassed the 227 tweet mark there’s now a ‘Minton’ manuscript snippet for every year since Minton was founded in 1793. This makes us smile 🙂
It’s (sort of) all sevens this week, as we hit instalment number 17 of our #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton round-up and reach Chapter 7 in the ‘Minton’ manuscript at the same time. Entitled “Mintons, Minton & Co., Minton Hollins” this part of our tweeted history of Minton covers the strained relationship between Colin Minton Campbell and Michael Daintry Hollins over the production of tiles… and what a complicated part of the company’s history it is!