162 TUTOR: Perry Staker
Mention the Arts and Crafts Movement and most people automatically think
of William Morris, wallpaper and fabric - but it encompassed so much more: from
architecture to metalwork, furniture to embroidery, stained glass to
jewellery. This course will take an
introductory but detailed examination of a Movement which sought to establish a
society in which creative freedom was the right of all. The motivation and ideology of the leading
pioneers behind it, the creation of Art Schools and Craft Workshops and revival
of rural crafts will be considered, together with a detailed look at many
aspects of the Movement.
The course will include:
The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society
The Pioneers - including
The position and function of women within the Movement
·Working-class women and the rural crafts revival
·The Arts and Crafts elite
The Red House
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
Morris & Co.
The Kelmscott Press
The creation of Art Schools and Craft Workshops
The links to Socialism
Arts and Crafts - including:
·Architects and architecture
·Textiles - embroidery, fabrics, tapestry and carpets
·Books, bookbinding and illustrations
·Pottery and ceramics
Women's Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts dress
Places to Visit
After studying costume making and cutting at Wimbledon School of Art Perry worked for some years in the film/ theatre costume industry before ending up in the Civil Service by accident. Following her retirement from the Civil Service she occasionally works for her first employer making costumes for TV and films.
Interested in history from an early age Perry developed an interest in seventeenth century food and recipes during the 29 years she has spent as a member of the English Civil War Society.
In recent years she has widened her interest and research to include the food and recipes of other periods of history.
In 2018 she was invited to take on the role of the Victorian Cook in the BBC2 series 'The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts' shown in January 2019 and this triggered her developing interest in the Arts and Crafts Movement.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM