On the Tiles

The new Cheers exhibition at WMODA features a striking stoneware plaque promoting Greene King Ales. We invite you to spend a “night on the tiles” exploring Royal Doulton’s diverse contributions to British decor from glistening tile murals to brewer’s house marks.  “A night on the tiles” is a British expression

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It’s a Sign!

By Louise Irvine Clarice Cliff, the pioneering Art Deco ceramic designer, has been honored with a prestigious Historic England blue plaque that was unveiled on the façade of her former home in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. Blue plaques have been placed on buildings associated with notable figures in London for more than

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Sono Lino

“I am Lino” is a new documentary movie featuring the life and legacy of Lino Tagliapietra, the revered Murano glass maestro. The moving tribute was a hit at the Seattle International Film Festival in May and the WMODA team was thrilled to watch the movie streaming. Every day we are

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Feed Your Creativity

Feeding South Florida recently hosted their annual Feed Your Creativity art competition which was open to students K through 12th grade in all four South Florida counties. The purpose of the initiative was to help raise awareness of summer hunger for kids in the region. WMODA Visitor Services Manager, Kimberly

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The Ecstasy of Dance

By Louise Irvine One of the latest WMODA acquisitions is a striking Goldscheider figure of Mary Wigman, the expressionist dancer, who was an iconic star of Weimar German culture. She brought existential dance experiences to the stage in the 1920s with her avant-garde performances and teaching methods. Her influential work

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Unity in Tamarac

Chelsea Rousso’s brilliant Unity in the Community glass art concept is expanding to become a public art project commissioned for the City of Tamarac, Florida. Aspiring glass makers are invited to participate in one of Chelsea’s creative glass workshops scheduled throughout the summer at Tamarac Community Center. There will be

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 Fantasy, Fiction & Fun

By Louise Irvine Heidi Warr is a dynamic ceramic artist from the UK who was drawn to all things artistic at an early age.  She visited WMODA in 2015 when she demonstrated her wheel-throwing skills at the International Ceramics and Glass Fair. During her visit, several of her works were

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Camp Critters

By Louise Irvine A magnificent Ardmore urn featuring a family of bush babies is one of the latest additions to our Safari for the Soul collection. The creatures are named for their baby-like cries which can be heard at night in the African bush. They are also called galagos or nagapies

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World Art Deco Day

By Louise Irvine World Art Deco Day is celebrated internationally on April 28. To mark the occasion, Sharon Koskoff, President of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches, organized a walking tour of Lake Worth Beach, highlighting its rich architectural heritage. On route, she pointed out the elements to

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Mother’s Day

By Louise Irvine This Mother’s Day on May 12, we are paying tribute to working mothers juggling fulfilling careers and raising loving families. With childcare challenges, many Moms have to find practical ways to include their little ones in their work routines. The streets of London were once busy with

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