William Simmonds: Arts & Crafts Puppets and Carvings

 
 Starts at 7:00 pm
 Free (donation requested)

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William Simmonds is one of the lesser known members of the British Arts & Crafts Movement. Inspired by his pastoral surroundings in the Cotswolds, he played a particularly vital role in the movement between the two world wars. After the First World War Simmonds emerged as a master of woodcarving, known for his exquisite oak, pine, ebony and ivory carvings of wild and domestic creatures. He earned his living by making puppets and became Europe’s most renowned puppet master. Simmonds’s artistic circle included Emery Walker, Alfred and Louise Powell, Ernest Gimson, the Barnsley brothers, to name just a few.

This talk will be delivered by Jessica Douglas-Home author of William Simmonds: The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement and a range of other works including a biography of the musician Violet Gordon Woodhouse. Jessica trained at Chelsea School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art as a painter, etcher and theatre designer. She has had one-man shows in London, Washington and Brussels, and has also designed productions for the National Theatre and other West End theatres.

​This is a live talk on Zoom. You will be sent the online zoom link to join the talk via email one hour before it begins.

Entry to this talk is by donation.


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 Starts at 7:00 pm
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2021-10-26 19:00 2021-10-26 19:00 Europe/London William Simmonds: Arts & Crafts Puppets and Carvings A talk about William Simmonds, one of the lesser known members of the British Arts & Crafts Movement. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/26/william-simmonds-arts-amp-crafts-puppets-and-carvings-278777 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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