Arts and Crafts Movement designers
The designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement were multi-talented men and women who often had many roles: architects, designers, writers and makers amongst others. This section of the website explores some of the designers represented in The Wilson’s Arts and Crafts Movement collection.
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Arts and Crafts designers: C R Ashbee
C R Ashbee was an architect and designer. He founded the Guild and School of Handicraft, moving the Guild to Chipping...
Arts and Crafts designers: Ernest Gimson
Ernest Gimson was an architect and designer, who lived and worked in Sapperton, Gloucestershire.
Arts and Crafts designers: Sidney Barnsley
Sidney Barnsley trained as an architect in London with Richard Norman Shaw. Through his elder brother, Ernest...
Arts and Crafts designers: Alfred and Louise Powell
Alfred and Louise Powell were Gloucestershire-based artists who worked with Wedgwood hand painting ceramics.
Arts and Crafts designers: C F A Voysey
C F A Voysey was an architect, furniture and textile designer. Simplicity of form, subtlety of proportion and the use...
Arts and Crafts designers: May Morris
Mary ‘May’ Morris was an important figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement as an embroidery and jewellery designer...
Arts and Crafts designers: Peter Waals
Peter Waals was a cabinet maker and Ernest Gimson's foreman. After Gimson's death he took over the workshop.
Private Press Movement: Emery Walker
Emery Walker (1851-1933) was a printer, private press publisher, book collector and an important figure in the Arts and...
William Morris and his family at Kelmscott Manor
The Wilson holds a number of images of Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire, from the time that William Morris and his family...