Mary Lowndes was an influential leader in the Arts and Crafts movement, for her stained glass work and for opening doors for other women stained glass artists.
Posts by Elaine Ellis:
People all over the world are using their phones and webcams to meet and congregate virtually. We thought it would be so exciting to list places on the internet that are offering virtual tours to learn more about art and history. We discovered that the British Museum of London has on online virtual tour along […]
A new book titled Ernest Gimson: Arts and Crafts Designer and Architect written by Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe is being published by Yale University Press in October 2019. Ernest Gimson has been described as ‘the greatest of the English artist-craftsmen’ (Pevsner 1960) and was a central figure in the British Arts and […]
If you are interested in the Arts & Crafts Movement – a little or a lot – I heartily encourage you to give our small group tours a try. What makes a good trip? Lots of advance research. Unless you like to go to the same place over and over (I know many people who go to Paris every chance they get, for example), it’s disappointing to spend a lot of money and time visiting a new destination only to learn later that there were specific places you could have visited, but didn’t know about while you were there.
In 1977 I organized an exhibition at Morley College in South London of paintings by the then little known, and unappreciated, nineteenth-century painter George Howard, the 9th Earl of Carlisle (1843-1911), but in recent months his name keeps cropping up. His delightful portrait of William Morris’s two daughters, Jenny and May, painted at Naworth, featured […]
Lately I’ve been noticing a number of third-party tours being offered to the United Kingdom, all of them being promoted as “small” groups, where “small” seems to mean as many as 25 people! We thought you should know that with Arts & Crafts Tours we specialize in actual small groups. This means we never exceed […]
Now that Arts & Crafts Tours is over a quarter-century old we have decided it is probably time for us to take advantage of the social media that is so changing our worlds. No, we aren’t giving up on examining and appreciating and just downright enjoying the glories of the 19th century to mid-20th century work of the British […]