Saturday 19 September 2020

Ruskin, Roycroft, and the Art & Crafts Conference


The Roycroft Campus, The Ruskin Society of North America, and The Guild of St. George (founded by Ruskin in the 1870s in the UK), have come together to collaborate on an exciting series of virtual talks titled “Ruskin, Roycroft, and the Arts and Crafts Movement” that will be take place on five successive Saturdays this October: October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.  

Our first two gatherings will feature two internationally known Ruskin specialists: on October 3, Professor Jim Spates will speak on “From Rouen to Roycroft: John Ruskin and the Birth of the Arts and Crafts Movement”; on the following Saturday, Dr. Peter Burman will provide us with a “Scottish Perspective on Ruskin’s Influence on the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United Kingdom.” Subsequent Saturdays will feature a history of how Elbert Hubbard’s vision and energy established the Movement in North America, and illustrated talks by artists-in-residence at The Roycroft Campus, who will speak on the vital importance of drawing, photography, writing, and creative book-making in the modern world.


Sessions will be held using the Zoom platform and all talks will be followed by a Question and Answer session. Registration for the Conference is $50 per person, which covers all five weeks (eight presentations). For more information on the topics and speakers and to register please visit the Roycroft Campus website at: and click on the “Ruskin Roycroft Conference” banner.


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Monday 14 September 2020

William De Morgan's Tiles


Rob Higgins is the author of several books on William De Morgan and a specialist in Victorian Arts and Crafts Tiles. In this online talk, Rob kindly shares his personal collection of De Morgan tiles with us. He will speak about his current research on De Morgan's Dutch blanks and share some of his rare and unique tiles with us.