Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Designers and Decorators

« Back to Projects Dashboard

view all


  • Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (1927 - 2018)
    Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (pronounced [ybɛʁ də ʒivɑ̃ʃi]; 20 February 1927[2] – 10 March 2018) was a French fashion designer who founded The House of Givenchy in 1952. He was famous f...
  • James McConnell "Mac" Anderson (1907 - 1998)
    James McConnell "Mac" Anderson (August 9, 1907, New Orleans – 1998, Jackson County, Mississippi) was an American painter, muralist, and pottery designer and decorator, youngest of the three brothers ...
  • Peter Anderson (1901 - 1984)
    ) Peter Anderson (1901–1984) was an American ceramist and founder of Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He was born in New Orleans to George Walter Anderson, a grain broker, and Anne...
  • William Butler Simpson (1798 - 1882)
    William Butler Simpson was born in 1798, and inherited his talent as an artist from his father, and founded the firm WB Simpson & Sons LTD in 1833. He gradually built up the business during his lifetim...
  • Edward Henry Simpson (1838 - 1922)
    Edward Henry Simpson , along with his brother William Fredrick were apprenticed to their father's firm, and later were made partners in 1860. It was they who altered the style of the firm to W.B.Simpso...

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.


Scope of Project

This project aims to include the following, but may eventually become sub-projects. If you create a sub-project, please add the link.

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

Famous Potters