Stepping Out

By Louise Irvine We’re “Blown Away” by Rob Stern at WMODA and starstruck by his Constellations exhibit. The Florida glass artist recently competed in season 3 of the popular Netflix show. He didn’t win but he certainly impressed viewers with his 30 years of expertise in the hot shop.  WMODA

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Learn More QR Highlights

By Louise Irvine WMODA visitors will notice new QR code labels throughout the museum which will help access more information about the exhibits. Each gallery has a Quick Response matrix barcode which can be scanned by a mobile phone to learn more on the WMODA website. The QR system is

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Firing the Imagination – Museum Guide

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Rock the Runway @ Glam-A-THON

By Louise Irvine WMODA is helping to “Rock the Runway” with Ardmore Design at the 13th Annual Glam-A-THON Lipstick Lounge in the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale on September 15. Fashion, design, art, and beauty are celebrated at this hip and glamorous event which aims to Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye! Expect a

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Glamorous Goldscheider

By Louise Irvine One of the most iconic images from the Art Deco era at WMODA is Goldscheider’s dramatic Captured Bird. A gifted young dancer, Niddy Impekoven, is portrayed striding across the stage with her wings outstretched. Niddy was modeled in 1922 by Josef Lorenzl from a postcard of the star photographed

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Travelers’ Choice Award

Thanks to our visitors, WMODA has received the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 6 years in a row! The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, our museum stood out by consistently delivering positive

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Julio Difilippo

By Louise Irvine We are indebted to our WMODA volunteers who give so generously of their time and energy to support the museum in so many ways. Julio Difilippo, known to his friends as Flipper, has been a great asset since he joined the team in 2021.  Flipper was born

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The Potteries Tile Panel

By Philip Gibson The project was originally commissioned as a tile tableau to grace the Cobridge Stoneware factory shop and foyer. My idea had deep-rooted connections to the Potteries and would go back to my childhood years with early experiences of images and noises with the grime and the smells of

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What a Hoot!

By Louise Irvine International Owl Awareness Day on August 4 draws attention annually to these amazing nocturnal raptors. More than half of the 19 species in North America are endangered or in decline. Owls are solitary hunters and fly silently at night so it is hard to spot them in

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