Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hungarian National Museum – Medieval jugs and stove-tiles

The Hungarian National Museum in Budapest was rather inaccessible on the Thursday I was there because they were preparing for a national day on Saturday 15th March. The day celebrates the uprising against the Habsburgs in 1849. The museum steps … Continue reading

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The Potter’s Workshop – Folk Pottery at the Hungarian Ethnographic Museum, Budapest

The Hungarian Ethnographic Museum in Budapest has the most wonderful collections of traditional folk ceramics and costume not to mention furniture. This display is of objects and photographs from various potteries, mainly from Hodmezövásárhely which is a major pottery production centre in … Continue reading

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Today the Ken Stradling Collection celebrated its formal opening to the public at the Design Study Centre in Park Row, Bristol. The collection is unique in its broad base as a design collection covering a wide range of applied arts … Continue reading

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Hungarian folk pottery at the Ethnographic Museum in Budapest

I was in Budapest last week with my students. We looked at all sorts of stuff – high points included the Szechenyi Baths, ballet at the Opera and Budapest Zoo. The weather has been very kind and it did n’t … Continue reading

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Modernist Glass – Frank Thrower at Dartington

 Frank Thrower wine-glasses, Sharon goblet, Dartington Glass, 1970. (FTxx and FT115/3) Inkwell Vase. Frank Thrower, Dartington Glass, 1978. (FT224)

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It’s all very well talking about teapots all the time but they always have company. The Crowan teapot in the last post has a familial resemblance to the Walter Gropius TAC one designed for Rosenthal in 1969. I commented that … Continue reading

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