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In the spirit of the societies created during the early 20th century in response to the Arts and Crafts Movement, this site has been created to provide an online "home" for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community. We offer a range of historical and contemporary sources on the Arts & Crafts Movement as well as an active forum, bookstore, and marketplace.

Jessie M. King

When an artist has been closely identified with a particular line, and by a new departure widens the field of activity, it is interesting to note the influence of early training and association on the later development. Those who know Jessie M. King only by her imaginative work in the quaint illustrations to "The Holy Grail," "The Defence of Guinevere," "Comos," and such tales, would marvel at the scope and versatility of her activity.

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1915 Interview with Bernard Maybeck

As designer of what many term the most beautiful of modern buildings—the Palace of Fine Arts at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition—Bernard R. Maybeck is now very much in the public eye. And yet so modest have been his methods, so quiet his labors, so unobtrusive his personality that comparatively few people, even in San Francisco, know what he looks like, where he lives or anything about him. From a 1915 issue of Sunset the Pacific Monthly comes this short article that illustrates his work and design philosophy. More ...

Newcomb Pottery

During the first years of the 20th century, progressives and reformers actively sought to better the lives and conditions of working-class Americans, and many were particularly inspired to aid the educational endeavors of young women. The Civil War had left its harsh imprint on many women when millions lost or had to support the survivors, many with ruinous injury. The lesson was that women, no less than men, needed to have a means of supporting themselves. Handicrafts, including pottery, were the logical avenues explored.

Newcomb College in New Orleans was one such school. Drawing inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement, students were trained in all aspects of the potter's art. Read more including a list of maker's marks ...

Craftsman Spotlight

Old Ways Ltd.

A design studio and workshop offering furniture and household items which capture the spirit of the venerable Arts & Crafts design traditions, re-interpreting them usefully and meaningfully while still recalling old times, old ways.
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