Shards 'n Snippets Winter 2015

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CAL FAIENCE

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Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience
FEBRUARY 22 – MAY 17, 2015
Crocker Art Museum Sacramento CA
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. . .During the first half of the 20th century, the period we refer to as the ‘Golden Era’ in tile making on the West Coast, few companies excelled in the craft of pottery and tile making as did California Faience. The simplicity of the form coupled with the quality of the glaze came to represent the quintessence of Arts and Crafts ideals. Historian Kirby Brown tells this remarkable story from a grandson’s perspective, with his heart in every illustrative detail.
Joseph Taylor, Tile Heritage Foundation.


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Calendar/Events/Workshops

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. . . some EXCITING 2015 events. . .

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Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience
FEBRUARY 22 – MAY 17, 2015


. . .William Bragdon was a ceramic engineer trained at Alfred University in New York. He moved to Berkeley in 1915 to teach at the California School of Arts and Crafts and shortly thereafter formed a partnership with his Alfred University classmate Chauncey Thomas, then running a Berkeley pottery studio. Together they created decorative tiles, vases, and sculpture, calling their wares California Faience…… More details ……

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Doty Research Grant

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THE DOTY RESEARCH GRANT was established in 1992 to stimulate research in the field of ceramic history and conservation. The Grant has been named in honor of Riley Doty, a tile setter, collector and historian, who has dedicated much of his life in recent years to primary research. His willingness to share his knowledge and information with others, freely and openly, has been a continuing source of inspiration.
Grants range from $500 to $5000 for any qualified individual who wishes to engage in primary research or in a preservation endeavor for the enhancement and protection of ceramic surfaces in the United States. Thus far more than $29,000 has been granted.

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Shards 'n Snippets Autumn 2014

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First day of Winter . . . .

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E-News Summer 2014

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Here’s What’s Below
(Our apologies for the quick links to each story being currently out of commission. Click on the image or ‘Read More’ link (below) to view all of the Summer E-News postings.)

Hartford Faience Revealed
Woolenius & Moravian Mantels
Jeremiah Black House
Crescent Tiles in St. Petersburg
Starchild’s Custom Ceramics
Deirdre Lee’s Urban Jungle

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Shards 'n Snippets Summer 2014

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Fragments of History That Fit in a Pocket
Collectors Find Historical Value in Broken Glass
EVE M. KAHN JULY 31, 2014 New York Times link or click image . . .
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Historic U.S. Tile Installations Website


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