Who’s Who – Dave Rosenthal

By Louise Irvine The Niagara chandelier, recently donated by Lladró, has transformed our Fantastique exhibit and inspired multidisciplinary artist, Dave Rosenthal, to compose original music to accompany his stunning video of the porcelain fairies dancing in a waterfall of lights. Dave is a self-professed “Sound and Light Chaser”. As a

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Who’s Who – Chelsea Rousso

By Louise Irvine Chelsea Rousso is a glass artist, fashion designer, writer, and teacher. She specializes in kiln-formed fused glass and holds regular classes for aspiring glass artists at her studio in Lauderdale by the Sea and at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach. Before moving to

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Who’s Who – George Hawthorn

George Hawthorn is the museum’s longest serving volunteer and is known to the WMODA team as the “voluntold” as he is the husband of our director, Louise Irvine. Ten years ago he thought he was retiring to Miami Beach but Louise had other ideas! He helps with editing, proof-reading and

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Lori Brown

Lori Brown, our multi-talented graphic designer, is responsible for the visual identity of WMODA on-line and in print. Most recently, she has been working on our Ardmore exhibit A Safari for the Soul and she has created some striking adverts and event signs. Lori is also the museum’s webmaster and

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Alexandra Barth

Rhanu, our new mermaid in residence, made her debut at the Mermaid Tale Halloween event to launch our Mermaid Quest scavenger hunt around the museum. Rhanu modeled the wearable glass art creations of Chelsea Rousso to accessorize her beautiful mermaid tail. On land, Rhanu is better known as Alexandra Barth, a graduate

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Steven Lynch

Our ambition to create virtual experiences for our WMODA audience is how we met Steven Lynch of L55 Media. He produced the virtual concert of Esther Underhay playing her harp in the museum galleries, which has been much enjoyed online. He is now volunteering his expertise to produce videos about

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Claudia Bailey

Accidents do happen and when they impact pottery and porcelain it is good to have Claudia Bailey’s expertise. Claudia is a professional ceramics restorer and she has worked on WMODA projects for the last three years. She also volunteers to assist us with Collections Management projects and Saturday openings. Claudia

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Cassidy Lowe

Cassidy Lowe is such a frequent visitor to WMODA that she has become part of the family. The young art student spends hours studying, sketching and photographing the exhibits for her digital pattern making. She creates amazing kaleidoscopic designs from details of her favorite museum objects. Cassidy writes: I am

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Michael Doulton

Michael Doulton has been a great friend to WMODA, which features the largest collection of Royal Doulton art pottery in the world. Michael is the fifth-generation descendant of John Doulton, who founded the Royal Doulton company in 1815. He is often a guest at our special events, such as the

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Who’s Who – Anne Orvieto

Anne Orvieto is one of the stars at our WMODA boutique and a regular volunteer at our glass workshops. In addition to all her beautiful glass plaques, we recently sold her masterpiece which was on display in the Hot Glass gallery following our Touch of Glass exhibition. Anne was first

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