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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February Highlights

In this issue... Generous GiftsVenetian MasksZany Love StoriesSerpentine CeramicsBlack History MonthThe Golden Years of GoldscheiderGoldscheider’s Golden DebutAdam & Eve

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Make Your Own Mask

The Chihuly gallery at the Wiener Museum was the setting for a very successful glass class on the afternoon of Friday, February 9th. Fashion designer and fused glass teacher, Chelsea Rousso, led the class ably assisted by Anne Orvieto and Lori Brown. Eighteen students made Venetian style wall masks of

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Venetian Masquerade at WMODA

Carnival is now in full swing in Venice and today, February 8th, is the “Ballad of the Masks” with the procession of the black bull in St. Mark’s Square. Last night the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts held its own version of a Venetian masquerade as part of the current

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Polikoff Library

WMODA is very proud to have received the Victor and Muriel Polikoff Library for the study of Wedgwood and Related English Ceramics. The late Victor and Muriel Polikoff were ardent collectors and scholars of Wedgwood and this very generous gift will enable the museum to offer greater educational resources to

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