Pan in Porcelain

Pan is one of the stars of our Fantastique exhibition as he has been portrayed many times in ceramic art. He is the nature god of wilderness, woods and shepherds and is often associated with fertility and springtime. This garden roundel was modeled by Phoebe Stabler for the Poole Pottery

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Happy Mother’s Day

This charming Parian sculpture evokes the tender love of a mother for her firstborn. It was modeled by Albert Carrier-Belleuse for the Minton factory c.1854. Parian ware or statuary porcelain was made to imitate the fine textured marble from the Greek island of Paros and was in great demand during

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Lux Life Magazine

WMODA has been nominated for the Lux Life Magazine 2019 Family & Visitor Attraction Awards. The luxury magazine covers art, culture, travel, philanthropy, and style and is published in London for global distribution. The award honors and promotes the enterprises which make the entertainment of families, groups, and individuals a

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It’s in the Book!

Richard Dennis has been publishing books for collectors about ceramics and glass for over 40 years. More than 80 titles have been printed by Richard Dennis Publications and they are written by people passionate about their subjects. Most of their Royal Doulton titles were produced by Louise Irvine, the Executive

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A Fantastic Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, Elsie Wright and her cousin Francis Griffiths borrowed a camera and took photographs of each other posing with fairies at the bottom of their garden. They claimed they often saw them beside the stream in the village of Cottingley in Yorkshire. Looking

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Good Sir Toby

The first toby jugs were inspired by Toby Fillpot, a ‘thirsty old soul’ who excelled in boozing and appeared in an old English song of 1761, entitled the Brown Jug. His corpulent frame was modeled into jug form by early potters and led to the English tradition of drinking jugs

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Articulate 2018-2019

WMODA is proud of our ongoing partnership with the fascinating TV show Articulate, hosted by Jim Cotter. Season four of the Emmy® Award-winning public television series premiered locally in January on WPBT/South Florida PBS. Articulate’s unique style features authors, dancers, sculptors, poets, musicians and other unique talented professionals. The show

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Treasure or Trash?

Linda S. Saft ISA AM Saturday, May 18 10:00 am to 3:00 pm FREE Admission Have you ever wondered whether the porcelain or glass vase that you inherited is valuable? Is it museum quality or just a decorative accessory? Find out more on Saturday May 18, International Museum Day, at

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Venetian Arts Café Society

Café Society at WMODA Café Society came to WMODA on April 11, courtesy of the Venetian Arts Society. Jazz sensation Nicole Henry entertained a full house for a cabaret style performance, which echoed the early 20th century nightclubs featured in our Carnival & Cabaret exhibit. The performing arts combined beautifully

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Sensational Saturday – April 13

Saturday, April 13 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Do you have friends and family members who work during the week and haven’t been able to visit WMODA yet? Why not invite them for our next Sensational Saturday opening on April 13. The museum will be open from 10am to 3pm.

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