Venus & Cupid

As Valentine’s Day approaches on February 14, we are highlighting Cupid and Venus, the deities of love, who appear frequently in our Fantastique exhibit. Come fall in love with the Fired Arts at WMODA. The Love Vase One of the most spectacular pieces in the WMODA collection is the Love

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Murano Maestro · Lino Tagliapietra

One of the stars of our Art on Fire ·The Chihuly Connection exhibit is Lino Tagliapietra, who Chihuly claims is the “greatest glass blower in the world.” His work will be highlighted also at our upcoming Venetian Fantasy event. When Lino Tagliapietra first visited Seattle in 1979, he didn’t speak

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Josephine Baker

In Black History month, we are highlighting Josephine Baker, one of the stars of our Cabaret & Carnival exhibit. The sensational African-American dancer was one of the most spectacular cabaret performers of the Art Deco era. Josephine stepped on to the stage at La Revue Nègre in Paris at the

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A Royal Weekend at WMODA

The Royal Doulton program at WMODA was a huge success this past weekend. Collectors traveled from all over the country and the UK to attend the Florida conference and were delighted to have a brief respite from the freezing weather in the north. On Saturday and Sunday, Louise Irvine hosted

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January Highlights

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December Highlights

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Michael Doulton

Michael Doulton has been a great friend to WMODA, which features the largest collection of Royal Doulton art pottery in the world. Michael is the fifth-generation descendant of John Doulton, who founded the Royal Doulton company in 1815. He is often a guest at our special events, such as the

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Lenci

Play is our constant work Some of the most striking figures of the Art Deco era were made by the Lenci factory, which was established in 1919 in Turin, Italy by Helen (Elena) Konig and her husband Enrico Scavini. ‘Lenci’ was Helen’s pet name and an acronym was created in

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Time for Tea

Time for Tea? Teatime at WMODA is always a special occasion. Discover more about the history of tea drinking from China to the USA in our popular Art of Tea exhibition. Louise Irvine, our Executive Director, shares anecdotes and etiquette tips for enjoying traditional English afternoon tea. Is it High Tea? The ritual

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A Bird in the Hand

The Martin Brothers “When you enter the shop… you find yourself in a dim-lit passage with crowded shelves of stoneware jugs carved into leering, laughing, grinning and ogling heads, jostling with the most impossible, and most fascinating, pot birds with strangely anthropological expressions…” The ‘pot birds’ were also known as

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