For as long as there have been pegged joints and matte green glazes, there have been educational seminars designed for Arts and Crafts collectors. Early Arts and Crafts societies in cities such as Boston, Chicago, and New York gathered to hear speakers reveal the evils of the Industrial Revolution and applaud the virtues of the simple life, one lived among handcrafted furnishings which William Morris described as those “you know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.”
Following in that tradition, the National Arts and Crafts Conference was founded in 1988 as a three-day educational event for Arts and Crafts collectors. It was built on a foundation of seminars presented by researchers, authors, craftsmen, and scholars. Our “Arts and Crafts in August” special event will also feature educational seminars, as you have long expressed your interest in learning more about the items we collect and the artists and artisans who designed and created them more than a century ago.
We are now in the process of selecting topics and speakers for the seminars we will be offering you virtually in August and hopefully in person in February for the 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort. Please check back often as we continue to make our selections for both events