Talk: The Future of Furniture Craft Education

by Joseph Bray Friday 1st November 2019 at 6pm Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU Over the past 20 years Joseph Bray has observed both the demise of graduate level craft programmes in the UK and the significant reduction in children learning craft in schools. At the same time the furniture industry reports…..

by Joseph Bray Friday 1st November 2019 at 6pm Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU Over the past 20 years Joseph Bray has observed both the demise of graduate level craft programmes in the UK and the significant reduction in children learning craft in schools. At the same time the furniture industry reports…..

by Joseph Bray Friday 1st November 2019 at 6pm Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU Over the past 20 years Joseph Bray has observed both the demise of graduate level craft programmes in the UK and the significant reduction in children learning craft in schools. At the same time the furniture industry reports…..

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TALK: Abram Games 60 Years of Design

Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 6pm in Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s most important graphic designers.  His career spanned 60 years, and during the Second World War, he was uniquely appointed Official War Poster Artist, designing over 100 posters.  Postwar, he created posters…..

Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 6pm in Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s most important graphic designers.  His career spanned 60 years, and during the Second World War, he was uniquely appointed Official War Poster Artist, designing over 100 posters.  Postwar, he created posters…..

Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 6pm in Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s most important graphic designers.  His career spanned 60 years, and during the Second World War, he was uniquely appointed Official War Poster Artist, designing over 100 posters.  Postwar, he created posters…..

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Talk: “Product or Service” by Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton on Friday 21st June

Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton are award-winning furniture designer makers based in Bath and the Peak District respectively. Jeremy, a well known innovator, established a workshop in 1973 and his focus is on product, an example being a rocking chair design that sold all over the world. He is the author of The Encyclopaedia of…..

Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton are award-winning furniture designer makers based in Bath and the Peak District respectively. Jeremy, a well known innovator, established a workshop in 1973 and his focus is on product, an example being a rocking chair design that sold all over the world. He is the author of The Encyclopaedia of…..

Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton are award-winning furniture designer makers based in Bath and the Peak District respectively. Jeremy, a well known innovator, established a workshop in 1973 and his focus is on product, an example being a rocking chair design that sold all over the world. He is the author of The Encyclopaedia of…..

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Talk on Friday 5 April 2019: ‘Living in all the tenses’ – design and craft in the work of Ernest Gimson by Mary Greensted

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was rooted in English traditions and has been a continuing source of inspiration for designers and makers up to the present day. This talk will look…..

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was rooted in English traditions and has been a continuing source of inspiration for designers and makers up to the present day. This talk will look…..

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was rooted in English traditions and has been a continuing source of inspiration for designers and makers up to the present day. This talk will look…..

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Talk on 22/02/2019: The Arts and Crafts in the Digital Age by Luke Hughes

Since he began to design and make furniture in Covent Garden in 1981, Luke Hughes has built up a team of specialists who design, engineer & deliver exceptional furniture for notable buildings. These are predominantly buildings of learning, worship, work and leisure. Clients include Harvard and Yale universities, more than 80% of Oxford and Cambridge…..

Since he began to design and make furniture in Covent Garden in 1981, Luke Hughes has built up a team of specialists who design, engineer & deliver exceptional furniture for notable buildings. These are predominantly buildings of learning, worship, work and leisure. Clients include Harvard and Yale universities, more than 80% of Oxford and Cambridge…..

Since he began to design and make furniture in Covent Garden in 1981, Luke Hughes has built up a team of specialists who design, engineer & deliver exceptional furniture for notable buildings. These are predominantly buildings of learning, worship, work and leisure. Clients include Harvard and Yale universities, more than 80% of Oxford and Cambridge…..

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Talk: History of Leather and the National Leather Collection Wednesday 21st November 2018

The use of leather is so ubiquitous that it is often taken for granted.  In his talk to GRDM Friends Philip Warner MA, Curator of the National Leather Collection will consider the worldwide story of leather spanning 4,500 years.  From early Theban garments, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Samuel Pepys wallet and the belts used to…..

The use of leather is so ubiquitous that it is often taken for granted.  In his talk to GRDM Friends Philip Warner MA, Curator of the National Leather Collection will consider the worldwide story of leather spanning 4,500 years.  From early Theban garments, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Samuel Pepys wallet and the belts used to…..

The use of leather is so ubiquitous that it is often taken for granted.  In his talk to GRDM Friends Philip Warner MA, Curator of the National Leather Collection will consider the worldwide story of leather spanning 4,500 years.  From early Theban garments, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Samuel Pepys wallet and the belts used to…..

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Friends of GRDM Visit to Wightwick Manor on Tuesday 18th September 2018

Built for the successful 19th century industrialist Theodore Mander this is a rare surviving example of a house influenced by the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts movements.   Mander was inspired to decorate the interior of the manor with wallpapers and fabrics designed by William Morris, tiles by William De Morgan and glass by Charles Kempe, after…..

Built for the successful 19th century industrialist Theodore Mander this is a rare surviving example of a house influenced by the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts movements.   Mander was inspired to decorate the interior of the manor with wallpapers and fabrics designed by William Morris, tiles by William De Morgan and glass by Charles Kempe, after…..

Built for the successful 19th century industrialist Theodore Mander this is a rare surviving example of a house influenced by the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts movements.   Mander was inspired to decorate the interior of the manor with wallpapers and fabrics designed by William Morris, tiles by William De Morgan and glass by Charles Kempe, after…..

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Talk: Enid Marx: The Pleasures Of Pattern on Friday 22nd June 2018 @ 6pm

On Friday 22nd June 2018 design historian Alan Powers will be giving a talk on this important leading mid-20th century artist and designer, collection and writer, Enid Marx.  Petite and charming, she was industrious, a perfectionist, outspoken and campaigning.  She studied under Paul Nash and counted Edward Bowden, Barnett Feedman and Eric Ravilious among her…..

On Friday 22nd June 2018 design historian Alan Powers will be giving a talk on this important leading mid-20th century artist and designer, collection and writer, Enid Marx.  Petite and charming, she was industrious, a perfectionist, outspoken and campaigning.  She studied under Paul Nash and counted Edward Bowden, Barnett Feedman and Eric Ravilious among her…..

On Friday 22nd June 2018 design historian Alan Powers will be giving a talk on this important leading mid-20th century artist and designer, collection and writer, Enid Marx.  Petite and charming, she was industrious, a perfectionist, outspoken and campaigning.  She studied under Paul Nash and counted Edward Bowden, Barnett Feedman and Eric Ravilious among her…..

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TALK ON DR CHRISTOPHER DRESSER ON 6th APRIL 2018

Matthew Winterbottom will be giving talk on Unity in Variety.  Dr Christopher Dresser, Pioneer of Modern Design at 6pm in the Edinburgh Room, the Lygon Arms, Broadway on 6th April 2018. Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) believed well-made objects should be within the reach of the widest possible.  His designs, which are now widely collected, were based on abstracted…..

Matthew Winterbottom will be giving talk on Unity in Variety.  Dr Christopher Dresser, Pioneer of Modern Design at 6pm in the Edinburgh Room, the Lygon Arms, Broadway on 6th April 2018. Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) believed well-made objects should be within the reach of the widest possible.  His designs, which are now widely collected, were based on abstracted…..

Matthew Winterbottom will be giving talk on Unity in Variety.  Dr Christopher Dresser, Pioneer of Modern Design at 6pm in the Edinburgh Room, the Lygon Arms, Broadway on 6th April 2018. Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) believed well-made objects should be within the reach of the widest possible.  His designs, which are now widely collected, were based on abstracted…..

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Talk on Lewis Foreman Day (1845-1910) on 13 October 2017

‘A man proves himself a designer, not because he has somehow arrived at a design, but in as much as out of unpromising material and untoward circumstances he can shape a thing of beauty’  Helen Larner will talk about the life and work of this prolific designer who wanted to push the boundaries. The talk…..

‘A man proves himself a designer, not because he has somehow arrived at a design, but in as much as out of unpromising material and untoward circumstances he can shape a thing of beauty’  Helen Larner will talk about the life and work of this prolific designer who wanted to push the boundaries. The talk…..

‘A man proves himself a designer, not because he has somehow arrived at a design, but in as much as out of unpromising material and untoward circumstances he can shape a thing of beauty’  Helen Larner will talk about the life and work of this prolific designer who wanted to push the boundaries. The talk…..

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