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  • Artus Van Briggle (1869 - 1904)
    Artus Van Briggle settled in Colorado Springs in 1899 after establishing himself as a notable artist with the Rookwood Pottery of Ohio. With Anne Louise (née Gregory), his new wife, Artus began ...
  • George Frederic Watts (1817 - 1904)
    George Frederic Watts, OM, RA (23 February 1817 – 1 July 1904) George Frederic Watts was a popular English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement. Watts became...
  • Mary Seton Fraser Watts (1849 - 1938)
    Biography Born in India, she was the daughter of Charles Edward Fraser Tytler of Balnain and Aldourie, but spent much of her youth in Scotland and settled in England in the 1860s. Trained at the Slad...
  • Josiah Wedgwood (1730 - 1795)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary "... Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was an English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. A prominent abolit...
  • William Morris (1834 - 1896)
    William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Mo...

Decorative Art: Definition & Meaning

The term "decorative arts" is a traditional term for a rather unwieldy range of artistic disciplines concerned with the design and ornamentation of items, usually functional, that do not necessarily have any intrinsic aesthetic qualities.

What Does Decorative Art Include?

The definition and category of decorative art includes the creation of furniture and accessory furnishings, rugs and carpets, tapestry, embroidery, book illustration, floral decorations, ceramic pottery (earthenware, stoneware, porcelain and raku), basketry, goldsmithing, enamelwork, silverware, and jewellery art and mosaic art, as well as stained glass and interior design work.

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Scope of Project

This project aims to include the following:

  • Potters
  • Ceramicist
  • Porcelain Painters
  • Mosaicists
  • Interior designers
  • Designers (wallpaper, carpet, stained glass, tile)
  • Textile artists (tapestry, etc.)
  • Basket weavers

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