SaluteToArtsAndCrafts2014

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During A Salute to the Arts and Crafts Movement (February 23–28) we celebrate a style that first developed in reaction to Industrial Age and the emergence of mass manufactured consumer goods. Like the Folk School, the Arts and Crafts Movement celebrates craftsmanship and skill. In England during the second half of the 19th century, Arts and Crafts designers sought to improve standards of design, which they felt had been compromised by mechanization.

William Morris, born March 24, 1834, was an English textile designer, artist, and writer associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement.

William Morris, born March 24, 1834, was an English textile designer, artist, and writer associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Designers created simple forms and often used medieval, romantic and natural motifs. Many of the classes offered during this week at the Folk School incorporate motifs, designs and techniques that were popular during the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Resident Blacksmith, Paul Garrett teaches an intermediate/advanced class on Arts and Crafts Ironwork for smiths looking to expand their skills in styles of Greene & Greene, Stickley, and Roycroft. Susan Bach teaches Tiles in the Arts and Craft Style for clay enthusiasts to try their hand at decorative tile making.

 

If cloth and sewing are more your passion, try Dee Dee Triplett’s Spectacular Stitchery or Louise MacDonald’s Designing the Traditional Wholecloth Quilt. Both class focus on a wealth of natural motifs popular during the Arts and Crafts era. Did you know that Floorcloths have been used since the middle of the 18th century and were popular during the Arts and Crafts Movement? Make your own rugs, table runners, and placemats in Vyvyan Rundgren’s class Painted Floorcloths.

Snakeshead printed cotton designed by William Morris

Snakeshead printed cotton designed by William Morris

Whatever craft calls to your creative soul, come celebrate the spirit of handmade and fine craft during Arts & Crafts Week.

Hollow lidded vessel by Rudolph Lopez. Photo by Rudolph Lopez

Hollow lidded vessel by Rudolph Lopez. Photo by Rudolph Lopez

More Salute to Arts & Crafts Week Classes:
Chip Carving – Beginning to Intermediate Leon Harkins
Nuno Felt for Color and TextureGeri Forkner
Hammered Copper in the Arts and Crafts TraditionMichael Houser
Beginning Clawhammer BanjoAnnie Fain Liden Barralon
Arts and Crafts D-handle Bookcase/BookrackDana Hatheway
Fusing “Wright,” Inspired by Frank LloydKaren Reed
Hollow Forms with Lids & Finials Rudolph Lopez
Gardening Baskets Beth Hester
The Lost Art of Vellum Binding Gian Frontini

Hammered copper vases, picture frame, and book end by Bob Trout.

Hammered copper vases, picture frame, and book end by Bob Trout.