Roses Are Red

Roses are the flower of choice to express love on special occasions. Each year Americans purchase over 1 billion cut roses for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. However, a Boehm porcelain rose is a more lasting love token and has many advantages over the real flower as it never wilts

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Pride of Africa

Ardmore Ceramics are in the spotlight during Black History month. Founder Fée Halsted has been discussing her Pride of Africa theme for this year which highlights the importance of family. As Fée says, “In the African bush, family can mean the difference between life and death: the wisdom of an

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Ballet Russes

The Marquesa Sylvestre, featured at our Venetian Fantasy event, is a star of the Russian Ballet’s production of the Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur or The Good-Humoured Ladies. The ballet is set during the Carnival of Venice when masked women young and old, single and married, take advantage of anonymity.

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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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