The Diary of Miss Louisa Jessie Campbell

Our tweets from Louisa are sadly drawing to a close as the remaining extracts getting a lot more sporadic from here on in. But what about Mr. Cotton? And what if you have no idea who he is or what we’re talking about?!
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Truth, Beauty, Power: Borders

“Truth, Beauty, Power” is a bimonthly series where we can share the wonderful details found within the Archive’s Christopher Dresser artworks with you. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from the Dresser Portfolio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. We hope you enjoy them! You can also find out more about Dresser and his relationship with the company in our In Depth introduction to the series.
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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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In Depth: The Statues of the People

Earlier this year we made five ornament and shape books available to view online, including two volumes dedicated to figures. Having consulted these volumes during her research into Dannecker’s Ariadne on the Panther, art and architectural historian Johanna Roethe was kind enough to write about Minton’s Parian figures – focusing particularly on their reproductions of Ariadne and Una and the Lion – for the site’s expanding In Depth section.
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Magnificent Majolica: Centres

“Magnificent Majolica” is a bimonthly series where we focus on the opulence and exuberance of the Archive’s majolica designs. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from our special Art & Design folio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. If you’d like to find out more about majolica and why it is synonymous with Minton you can do so through our In Depth introduction to the series.
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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: Wadsworth’s Sketch Books

Three years ago today we launched the Minton Archive website with a selection of newly-digitised records and images; a year later we celebrated our first “anniversary” with a 1000 image update and the year after that we unveiled our browsable volumes. This year, spurred on by our involvement with The Democratic Dish: Mintons Secessionist Ware at Chelsea Space, we’re making seven John Wadsworth sketch books available online…
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The Democratic Dish: Mintons Secessionist Ware

A new exhibition opens today at Chelsea Space, a public exhibiting space sited on the Millbank campus of Chelsea College of Arts, which highlights Léon Victor Solon and John W. Wadsworth’s important work on Minton’s Secessionist range. We’re especially excited to see it open as a small number of Minton Archive items will be on display alongside a fantastic array of Secessionist pieces from the Alessandra and Simon Wilson Collection.
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