Wedgwood blue and white Jasper ware is the most iconic style of British ceramic art at WMODA. Jasper was the result of years of experimentation by Josiah Wedgwood in the early 1770s. His goal was to find a ceramic body for decorating the fashionable neo-classical interiors of the period. The
Fantastique Grand Opening Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 481 South Federal Highway Dania Beach, FL 33004 Save the date for the first Saturday opening of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts on October 27 when we will be opening our new Fantastique exhibition and enjoying Halloween
Clarice Cliff was the diva of British Art Deco ceramics and a pioneering woman in the Staffordshire Pottery industry. She was the first woman to be appointed Art Director of a major company and she designed both the shapes and the patterns for commercial tableware, traditionally a male domain. Clarice
As we prepare for our Fantastique exhibition at WMODA, we are discovering how mask-wearing has retained its appeal from ancient Greek theater via the Venetian Carnival and decadent cabarets of Europe to the Halloween parties of today. The word mask descends from the old French masque, meaning a face covering.
Cinderella will be arriving at our new Fantastique exhibition on October 27. She is one of several spectacular Lladró High Porcelain pieces being featured in our celebration of fairy tales, myths and legends. A pair of Lladró Great Dragons will guard the entrance to our “Enchanted World of Ceramic Art”.
While you soak up the rays in your teeny bikini this summer, spare a thought for the bathing suit pioneers of the early 1900s. Annette Kellermann, the Australian swimmer and movie star, advocated one-piece fitted bathing suits for women. In 1907, at the height of her popularity, she was arrested
We’re delighted with the popularity of our Carnival & Cabaret exhibition and we’re “pleased as Punch” to highlight one of the most colorful characters in the show. Discover how the grotesque Pulcinello from the Italian commedia dell’Arte became a popular children’s character in the traditional Punch & Judy puppet show.
At WMODA, we are fascinated by wearable glass and we have several pieces by Chelsea Rousso on display. Chelsea is a fashion writer, teacher and fused glass artist. She weaves ribbons and strands of glass into female forms some of which are designed to be worn. Guests at our WMODA
We were inspired to delve into the history of our Minton Mermaids jardinière after seeing its twin at the Hamptons Jewelry & Objets d’Art show. Nicolaus Boston, the highly regarded Majolica expert, considers the grey shell version at WMODA to be one of the finest produced by the Minton factory.