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The Burslem School of Art

The Burslem School of Art

The Burslem School of Art was once the powerhouse in developing world-renowned artist talent within the ceramics industry. For the last five years this 1905 historic Grade-II Listed Building has been run as an arts-based partnership – aimed at advancing education, training & employment and community development opportunities for local employment.

Venetian Carnival: A Place to Go Undercover

Venetian Carnival: A Place to Go Undercover

The word carnival (Italian: carnevale) possibly comes from the Latin carnem levare or carnelevarium, which means to take away or remove meat. A more probable etymology for the word carnevale may be derived from the Latin carne + vale, meaning “farewell to meat”. Developed around the Roman Catholic festival of Lent (Quaresima – derived from the Latin term Quadragesima, or “the forty days”), carnevale was associated with the pre-Lenten festivals practiced on and around Martedí Grasso (Shrove Tuesday) or Mardi Gras (trans. Fat Tuesday).

100 Angels – The National Museum of Decorative Painting

100 Angels – The National Museum of Decorative Painting

The National Museum of Decorative Painting was created in 1982 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and displaying the art of decorative painting. The Museum, located in Atlanta, Georgia, houses over 1500 examples of decorative painting of historical and contemporary significance and of artistic merit. Additionally, the Museum provides exhibitions and educational programs for the public to increase their appreciation and understanding of decorative painting, its heritage, methods, and techniques.

The Royal School of Needlework

The Royal School of Needlework

The Royal School of Needlework is unique in the field of hand embroidery and has a wealth of experience and expertise accumulated over more than 130 years.

The early history of the RSN is linked with the social, cultural and political history of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. The RSN began as the School of Art Needlework in 1872 founded by Lady Victoria Welby. The first President was Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, Queen Victoria’s third daughter, known to the RSN as Princess Helena.

17th European Patchwork Meeting

17th European Patchwork Meeting

17th European Patchwork Meeting will be organized 15th – 18th Septembre in Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Alsace, France). On the show the visitors will see a selection of more than 1000 antique, traditional and contemporary works of textile art, from all over the world.

This edition is dedicated in remembrance of the Austrian artist Greti Raffeiner, member of the quinTEXsenz group, invited this year for the presentation of their exhibition in which she had participated. Unfortunatelly she died unexpected during last February, and everyone who knew her and her work will miss her kondness, sense of humor and an extraordinary talent.