Celebrating Women

By Louise Irvine The 2024 theme for Women’s Month this March is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” We have chosen to honor our great friend, Fée Halsted, the founder and creative director of Ardmore, who has uplifted a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa with her art

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Future Plans

We had hoped that WMODA would be open by now in our new Hollywood home, but we are still experiencing delays beyond our control. We are working diligently to schedule a reopening date, and we hope to welcome you back to the museum very soon. In the meantime, we are

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Another Revelation

By Louise Irvine Last year, in the Recent Revelation newsletter article, we revealed the origin of our Doulton terracotta panel of St. Paul, the apostle, which was modeled by George Tinworth for St. Mary’s Church in Lambeth, London. The discovery sparked some fascinating correspondence, and we have now located his companion, St.

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Step Forward

By Louise Irvine Florida glass artist Rob Stern has stepped forward at WMODA with an exhibition of his fabulous glass shoes which are now for sale in our Studio Collection Shop. Stern’s Stilettos caused a sensation when they were first exhibited at the museum in 2021, and they starred in Deco Drive on Channel

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Blown Away

Fans of Blown Away, the reality glass-blowing series, will be excited to hear that the fourth season will start on Netflix on March 8. Ten professional glassblowers will face off to create glass art in the hopes of winning the grand prize of $100,000. WMODA friends enjoyed watching local artists

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Seize the Clay!

Interest in handmade pottery is trending now and a Canadian TV version of The Great Pottery Throwdown premiered last month on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation channel. The series is inspired by the successful British TV reality show, which ran for seven seasons from Stoke-on-Trent, England. In Granville Island, Vancouver, ten gifted

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Zulu Beer

By Louise Irvine Home-brewed beer is vital to Zulu culture and the essence of hospitality and community. Ritual beer drinking occurs at ceremonies marking social and spiritual occasions, including births, marriages and deaths. Beer is also used to evoke and appease the ancestors. Traditionally, women brew the beer and create

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Heart for the Homeless

Friends of WMODA will be aware of the amazing work being done by Luis Montanez, our Logistics Manager, to help the homeless in South Florida. His new initiative is to provide 10,000 meals during the month of February in association with the Caring Place at Miami Rescue Mission and Broward

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Heartfelt Gifts

By Louise Irvine It won’t be long now until you can fall in love with WMODA all over again! In the meantime, you can melt your loved one’s heart this Valentine’s Day with a heartfelt gift from the WMODA Museum Shop. Call for details of all the romantic designs available

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Smoky Stoke

By Louise Irvine The most famous image of smoky Stoke is entitled Fresh Air for the Potteries, but the air was anything but fresh, as can be seen in the work of the American-born photographer William Blake. He recorded local Potteries life for 50 years and his photographs can be

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