Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day and at WMODA we are looking at the important role played by women in the British ceramic industry during the 19th century. In the Staffordshire Potteries women worked as assistants to their menfolk and were a hidden workforce. They were often involved in strenuous

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Behind the Painted Mask

The vogue for hanging wall masks of chic young ladies was at its peak in the Art Deco era of the 1930s. Clarice Cliff, one of the most famous Art Deco designers, produced a number of ‘wall medallions’ for her Bizarre range by Wilkinson, which are hanging in the Carnival

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Parrots in Porcelain

The Macaw in Paradise is one of the most spectacular creations by the Boehm porcelain company and the two bird and orchid compositions on display in our current Biophilia exhibition are attracting a lot of attention. They are shown alongside some striking feather mosaics and Amazon Parrot wings lovingly preserved

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Orchid Mania at WMODA

Since ancient times, orchids have been valued for their beauty and beneficial effects. The Greeks and Romans cultivated orchids for medicinal purposes, including varieties for aphrodisiacs. In South America, orchids were grown for their perfume and culinary uses. However, orchid mania really took root in 19th century Britain where vast

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Artistry in Action

Discover the artistry behind the decorative arts during our WMODA After Dark event on March 7th. Watch expert artists and craftsmen at work as they demonstrate the skills involved in throwing and hand-painting pottery, fusing glass, and making silver jewelry. Consider whether you would like to try making a work

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Chelsea Rousso – Gorgeous Glass

Chelsea Rousso is a glass artist, fashion designer, and writer, as well as a teacher at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She specializes in kiln-formed fused glass and holds regular classes for aspiring glass artists at her own studio and at the Wiener Museum. Chelsea combines her love of

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James Herring – Taking a Spin

James Herring is a master potter from Miami who loves to share his craft with demonstrations, classes and workshops. He is a former President of the Ceramic League of Miami and was an Artist-in-Residence at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He has won grants from institutions such as

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Laurence Panadero – Magical Masks

Laurence Panadero is a French artist living in Miami. She studied art in Paris and Rome and specializes in sculpture, large scale installations and performance. Laurence expresses herself in many different media and her commissions have ranged from theater scenography and art direction to monumental sculptures for museums and exhibitions.

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Lori Brown – Sparkle & Shine

Lori Brown is a talented graphics designer who spent most of her career in media and advertising in the Philadelphia area before relocating to Florida with her husband, Andy. She started making jewelry as a hobby after taking a class in Precious Metal Clay. In a quest to add color

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Lloyd Goradesky – Artful Photos

Lloyd Goradesky is a public artist who uses the power of art to bring awareness to our natural surroundings. His work extends from multi-media designs and complex photographic creations to architectural and innovative glass design. His Gator in the Bay, a floating alligator the size of a football field, attracted

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