Through our themed searches, shown in the menu, you’ll find specially highlighted records from the Minton company records catalogue, complete with images from the original records. You can also choose to view any related blog posts and In Depth articles for each of these themes.

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A remarkable feature of the Minton company catalogue is the survival of employee records, from apprenticeship records and wage books to artist’s contracts and Mintons Social club records.

Our highlighted records search includes a large number of photographs, not just of the company’s most famous employees – artist Anton Boullemier and art director Léon Arnoux – but also of the many workers who powered the production process and who would have taken part in the whist drives and dances organised by the Mintons Social Club.

Also highlighted in the record search is the apprenticeship indenture of china enameller Eliza Smallwood – sitting alongside the “memorandum of agreement” between pâte-sur-pâte artist Louis Marc Solon and Colin Minton Campbell it represents the breadth of the employment records found within the catalogue. We’ve also digitised a similar agreement for artist John Wadsworth, along with a selection of pages from his personal sketch book.

The number of highlighted records in each of our themed searches will be growing over time, so check back to see what else we’ve uncovered from the Minton company records catalogue.