Maker Spotlight: Edison

Thomas Alva Edison is known as America’s most famous inventor. With inventions such as the telegraph, the electric light bulb, and the alkaline battery, Edison’s legacy has not been forgotten. The cylinder phonograph is perhaps one of the most important inventions created by Edison. Read on and learn more about Edison’s life and the invention […]

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Maker Spotlight: Royal Crown Derby

Porcelain has been part of human artistry for thousands of years. The first evidence of porcelain dates back to 7th century China. In the 16th century, porcelain began to be imported into Western Europe from China, Japan and Korea. One of the oldest and most famous porcelain suppliers from Britain is Royal Crown Derby. Royal Crown […]

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Artist Spotlight: Erté

The 1920s was a time of advancement in the arts, culture and design. The artist Erté (1892-1990) captured the essence of the Art Deco period in his paintings, drawings, costume and jewelry design. Erté was born Roman Petrovich Tyrtov in St. Petersburg, Russia on November 23, 1892. His father was a distinguished admiral in the […]

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