Prestigious Paperweights

Our Birdwatching at WMODA blogs continue with a closer look at the Royal Crown Derby paperweights collection, which includes an aviary of bird designs in glistening Imari patterns. Dr. Gwendolen Reasoner will be highlighting some rare birds and other animals during our Celebration of Ceramic Art on Friday, September 20. Royal Crown Derby

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Carousel & Carnival

Experience all the fun of the fair at our Carnival & Cabaret exhibition and see our new carousel horse, courtesy of Dr. Pat Sager Lane. Pat will be talking about the fantasy art of British artist Josephine Wall during our Celebration weekend from September 20 – 22 and will tell

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All the Fun of the Fair

Our Carnival & Cabaret exhibit celebrates the art of having fun. This month we are looking back at how ceramic artists have portrayed amusement fairs of the past. Romany gypsies, peddlers, and other travelers were romanticized in the figure collections of Charles Vyse and Royal Doulton during the 1920s. Experience all

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Princess Badoura

Princess Badoura was the most prestigious and expensive figure ever made by Royal Doulton. It was made to order for wealthy clients for nearly 50 years and a special color version was devised for Harrods of London. Three different models are on display in the Fantastique exhibit at WMODA and

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Paradise in Porcelain

Picnic by a River Picnic by a River Picnic by a River Picnic by a River Pictures in porcelain are practical as well as beautiful as the image is protected by the glaze, never fades and is easily cleaned. Not surprisingly, Wedgwood introduced several rectangular and circular plaques, in their

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The Fantasy Art of Josephine Wall

Arthur Wiener, the founder of WMODA, is a huge fan of fantasy art by Josephine Wall and has been inspired to present her mystical paintings alongside his spectacular collection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre. As part of our Fall Fantasy event at WMODA, visiting expert Dr. Pat Sager Lane will be

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National Wildlife Day

National Wildlife Day on September 4 was founded in 2005 to raise global awareness and education for endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation. Locally, the South Florida Wildlife Center works tirelessly in association with the Humane Society of the United States to protect wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation

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The Willow Tearoom

Louise Irvine celebrated afternoon tea week in the UK from August 12-18. She took a trip down memory lane to the Willow Tearooms in Glasgow, the city of her birth. Louise grew up fascinated with the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scotland’s most famous architect, and the famous Willow pattern

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Cabaret Style

The fashion trends of the flappers were brilliantly portrayed by the Goldscheider artists as can be seen in this Art Deco beauty wearing hot pants. This rare porcelain figure is the latest acquisition to join our Carnival & Cabaret exhibition thanks to the generosity of Caroline D’Antonio. Extremely short shorts

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Bird Watching at WMODA

Birdwatchers are in for a treat at the new Flights of Fancy· Birdwatching in Porcelain exhibition which opens on November 11. Beautiful studies of American birds in their natural habitats were portrayed in fine china by Dorothy Doughty at the Royal Worcester factory in England. From the 1930s onwards, her work dominated

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