Arts & Crafts Resources:
An Illustrated Guide to All Things Arts & Crafts
Compiled by the StarCraft Design Studio

The nation is in midst of an Arts & Crafts revival. Unlike the interest in Post-War architecture which is still in its infancy, the Arts & Crafts revival is in full bloom, and has been for over twenty years. So, there are lots of Arts & Crafts resources available. Anything you need to restore, refurbish or refresh your home can be acquired somewhere, and it is entirely possible today to recreate an Arts & Crafts homestyle virtually indistinguishable from that which our grandparents and great-grandparents enjoyed — with the advantage of modern conveniences and improvements in both technology and design.

Our directory is not intended to be the ultimate comprehensive list of every supplier of Arts & Crafts information, products or services. There are 'way too many. It is a list of our favorite places, and the resources that we think are probably the best of the best. There are many other resources that we do not list, because we don't use them or know much about them. We are pretty confident that the sources we do list will give you a quality product or service at a fair price — and it they don't we'd like to hear about it.

We do not accept any compensation of any kind for listing a business, product or service. If you feel your organization, product or service should be listed here, please contact us. We will give any recommendation serious consideration. To be listed, you must be located in an Arts & Crafts country: U.S., U.K. Canada, Australia or New Zealand; have an Arts & Crafts related product or service of interest to our readers, and a working web site that describes or illustrates the product or service.

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Arts & Crafts Associations

The Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York
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The Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the Arts and Crafts Movement through a schedule of lectures, symposia, tours and other educational programs for the purpose of increasing awareness of this rich cultural heritage and stimulating interest in its preservation.
Colorado Arts & Crafts Society
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CACS is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and study of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Colorado.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
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The organization founded by Wright to be the repository of his life’s work and ideas. The Foundation is engaged in a broad range of activities to preserve Wright’s legacy, provide opportunities for the public to learn about the principle ideas embodied in his work, increase public awareness of the importance of architecture to society and the individual, and stimulate a demand for excellence in architecture and design.
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
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"The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's mission is to engage, educate and inspire the public through architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and to preserve the Trust's historic sites and collections."
The Gamble House

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Located in and owned by the City of Pasedena, CA, and operated by the University of Southern California, the Gamble House is open for public tours. The house is an iconic example of West Coast American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble, owners of the Procter & Gamble Company, and has been fully restored. (Photo: USC)
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Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
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Fosters an appreciation of the Chicago Bungalow as a distinctive housing type, encourages sympathetic rehabilitation of Chicago Bungalows, and assists Bungalow owners with adapting their homes to current needs, which in turn helps to strengthen Chicago Bungalow neighborhoods.
Twin Cities Bungalow Club
Is dedicated to fostering an appreciation for these charming and livable early 20th century homes. "We are committed to preserving Bungalows and other Arts & Crafts style homes of the era along with the neighborhoods they occupy; to learning their history; and to exploring the furnishings and decorative objects that filled them." Membership required.
The William Morris Society in the United States
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Founded in New York in 1971 as an affiliate of the UK William Morris Society, the William Morris Society in the United States strives to publicize the life and work of William Morris and his associates in coordinate the Morris Societies in the UK and Canada, and distribute UK and US Newsletters and a biannual Journal of William Morris Studies.

Furnishings

Berkeley Mills Furniture
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Furniture made to order in styles including Arts & Crafts, Prairie and Japanese.
Buffalo Cabinet Company
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Accurate recreations of Arts & Crafts furniture, handmade in solid wood.
Caledonia Studios

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Caledonia Studios is a small company dedicated to building the finest handmade arts and crafts furniture in America. The company builds a limited number of pieces per year. The result is heirloom quality furniture suitable for the finest Arts & Crafts homes.
Cassina USA

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Cassina is probably the premier Italian furnituremaker. The company is the sole worldwide licensee of Mackintosh furniture designs. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Scottish architect, was the leading light of the Glasgow school at the turn of the last century, and a major force in Arts & Crafts design.
Clear Lake Furniture

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This traditional furniture and cabinetry shop makes its handmade furnishinga the old way — one craftsman builds the entire piece from selecting the wood to hand finishing. Customizable catalog or custom designed.
Cold River Furniture

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Hand made wood furniture in the Arts & Crafts style. While inspired by the masters of the Arts & Crafts period, Limbert, Mackintosh and Wright, this furniture is a reinterpretation rather than a reproduction. Design services available.
The Craftsman Home

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Arts & Crafts furniture, lighting, ceramics, artwork, textiles, metalwork and interior design services. The Craftsman home is essentially a clearinghouse for everything Craftsman. It represents a number of excellent crafts persons working in the vernacular, including Warren Hille, Arroyo Craftsman, Caledonia Studios, Dianne Ayres and many others. Its forte is pulling it all together to make a beautiful and coherent whole. Interior design consultation available.
Darrell Peart, Furnituremaker
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Beautiful hand-made reproduction furniture of the California Arts & Crafts period, with heavy emphasis on Greene & Greene influenced stylings.
Kevin Rodel Furniture & Design Studio
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Mr. Rodel has been designing handmade custom fine furniture in Maine since 1986 in a consolidation of Asian and European Arts & Crafts traditions. He is the co-author of Arts and Crafts furniture; from Classic to Contemporary, and occasionally writes for Fine Woodworking magazine.
Mission Evolution

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One of a kind custom furniture in the style of Greene and Greene. Arnold d'Epagnier goes considerably beyond the Greene and Greene tradition to create unique works.
Mission Studio

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Some furniture, but mostly lighting in the Arts & Crafts style. Entirely handmade in the U.S.
Modern Bungalow

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"A Comprehensive Source for Mission furniture, Mission Lighting, Accessories & More. All in the Mission, Arts & Crafts Tradition."

Factory made reproduction furniture and lighting. Good quality for factory-made furniture. Some is unique. We don't know of anyplace else to buy an Arts & Crafts billiard table lamp.
Organic Design Operatives
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Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Organic Design Operatives is a group of designers following the principles of organic design espoused by Frank Lloyd Wright. Members of the group make furniture, linens and accessories in the Prairie style.
Thomas Strangeland, Artist Craftsman
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"Tom Stangeland and his small group of craftsmen have been building fine furniture in the Arts & Crafts tradition for the past 25 years. Inspired by Greene & Greene, the furniture is built from the finest materials with impeccable craftsmanship…"
Swartzendruber Hardwood Creations
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Swartzendruber has been building furniture in Goshen, Indiana for over thirty years from select native and exotic hardwoods. The several collections include the Prairie which generally follows Frank Lloyd Wright design; the 1905 collection which emulates early Prairie examples; and the Craftsman which takes its inspiration from Stickley's American Craftsman furnishings.
Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers
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A family-owned semi-production shop located in Auburn, Maine, Thos. Moser manufactures creative, original and very distinctive furniture designs in the Arts & Crafts tradition, primarily of cherrywood. Of the larger scale custom furniture makers working in the Arts & Crafts venacular, Thos. Moser is in our opinion the most original. Anyone can copy a Stickley masterpiece, but few can, as Moser does, create new, never before seen, masterpieces by expanding the Stickley vernacular. This sort of down-to-earth creativity is what built the Arts & Crafts aesthetic in the first place. An original Moser derserves a place of distinction in any Arts & Crafts home.
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William Laberge Cabinetmaker
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Hand crafted furniture in the spirit of the Arts-and-Crafts movement inspired by the Craftsman philosophy of high quality materials and workmanship. Each piece is custom made to meet your needs. Embellishments include a variety of inlays including ebony inlay, hand carved components and a meticulous hand rubbed finish.

Interiors & Accessories

Arroyo Craftsman

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Original lighting designs in the Arts & Crafts Tradition, all crafted in the United States, that can be found in such architectural lamdmarks as the The Gamble House, Grove Park Inn, and houses by F. L. Wright.
Archive Edition Textiles

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Fine woven American made upholstery fabrics created to recapture the spirit of the Arts & Crafts era. Available by the yard for upholstery, drapery, bedspreads, throw pillows, window seats, table runners etc. Complimentary design assistance and professional in-house custom sewing.
Bradbury & Bradbury

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One of the best resources for reproduction Arts & Crafts wallpaper, ceiling paper and borders in the American style (rather than the English style). Matching curtain and upholstery fabrics available. The web site is worth exploring just to complete your understanding of the nuances of wallpaper. The company makes mixing and matching easy by creating sets of complemeting papers in can't-go-wrong patterns and colors.
Craftsmen Hardware

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Authentic, hand- hammered copper hardware in the Arts & Crafts style. Evey piece is individually made, so no two are exactly alike.
Dard Hunter Studios

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Dard Hunter was a designer in the Royccroft community whose designs for books, leather, glass and metal gave a unique and distinctive look to the Roycroft product line. He later became an adept papermaker, authoring 20 books on the subject, and font designer, largely creating what we now consider to be Arts & Crafts-style printing fonts. His eclectic designs are featured by the Dard Hunter Studios, along with new designs in the Hunter tradition.
Elmira Stove Works

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While a contemporary range, refrigerator and dishwasher can be made to look perfectly at home in a restored Arts & Crafts kitchen, an appliance designed to look like it was made during the Arts & Crafts period would be a better choice. Elmira's appliances have the same innards as contemporary models, but look like you inherited them from you great grandmother.
Ephraim Faience Pottery

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Perhaps the world's finest pottery in the Arts & Crafts tradition — we certainly know of none better. We greatly admire the work of the potters of the Arts & Crafts period, but think Ephraim's work is actually better in a great many respects.

No Arts & Crafts home should be considered complete without at least one piece of this beautiful glazed ceramic-ware prominently displayed for all to admire.
Gary Knapp, Woodworker
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Maker of beautifully handcrafted clocks. Mr. Knapp who has his workshop in the scenic Bitterroot valley of Montana, builds original designs in the Craftsman tradition that can be ordered from his on line catalog, or as a custom one-of-a-kind clock. Each clock is registered and signed.
Graham Andrews Flatware
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To increase your Arts & Crafts dining pleasure, consider stainless flatware from Graham Andrews in several original patterns. The flatware is cast using the traditional craft shop lost wax method then machined and polished to its final form. The perfect complement to your Dard Hunter dinnerware.
Historic Styles

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Almost everything for the interior of the Arts & Crafts or mid-century house: wallpaper, fabric, tiles, hardware, tapestries, and accessories. We especially like their extensive collection of William Morris wallpaper and fabrics.
Holton Studio Framemakers
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With over three decades of framing experience, Timothy Holton combines expert craftsmanship with personal, thoughtful and sensitive design advice and service, who has written extensively on the art of woodworking and framemaking. The studio is also a gallery for contemporary northen California artists.
Mitchell Andrus Studios

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Mr. Andrus makes craftsman and mission accessories, including doorbell covers and medicine chests, featuring wood inlays in the Arts & Crafts tradition of his own designs. The inlays are also available as panels to enhance your custom cabinetry. We use them all the time in our Arts & Crafts rooms, and can tell you that they are first class. Vintage stencil designs, stencil supplies and Laura Wilder prints also available.
Morris & Co.

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William Morris (1834–1896) was the single most influential designer of the 19th century. Morris was a political theorist, scholar, translator and publisher, an environmental campaigner, writer and poet as well as an designer. Under his direction Morris & Co. grew into a flourishing and fashionable decorating firm renowned for its wallpapers and textiles. Today Morris & Co. guarantees authentic versions of those designs alongside new interpretations, using innovations in printing and weaving technology.
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North Main Studio

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Carl Erickson creates handcrafted porcelain pottery that "speaks of Minnesota's wilderness." We have no idea what that means, but we do know that his work as absolutely stunning, sophisticated and elegant; and an absolutely necessary accessory in any Arts & Crafts home.
Oak Park Home & Hardware
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Oak Park Home & Hardware specializes in lighting products in the Arts & Crafts, Mission, Prairie, Bungalow, English Tudor, Tudor Manor, and Spanish Revival styles.
Period Arts Fan Company

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The Period Arts Fan Company was founded to develop authentic ceiling fans true to the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century architectural, interior and product design movements including Arts & Crafts, Neoclassicism, and Bauhaus.
Pratt & Larson Ceramics

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Beautiful, finely crafted art tiles in the Arts & Crafts tradition by Portland artists Michael Pratt and Reta Larson. Custom designs available.

Design by Goforth Gill Architects.
Present Time Clocks
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Handsome Arts & Crafts-style clocks hand made to order using both traditional and contemporary methods of woodworking, joinery and finishing. All clocks have glass protecting the face, a finished interior, and a removable door covering the back. The faces are designed using original fonts from the early 1900's printed using a silkscreen process and treated with antiquing glazes. The wood finishes are color-fast and durable and treated with a hand-rubbed dark antiquing wax to give a truly "aged look." All clocks are then signed, dated, numbered and cataloged.
Rejuvenation

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For period lighting, hardware and house parts of all kinds, plus a raft of ideas and illustrations, we know of no better place than Rejuvenation, our first, and usually final, stop for period lighting and house hardware. The web site is worth exploring jist to improve your knowledge of period lighting.
Subway Ceramics

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For absolutely authentic subway tile made exactly the way it was made during the Arts & Crafts period, this is the place to go.

Includes authentic reproduction subway tile, trim, mouldings, floor mosaics and ceramic accessories. This is where you will find the same subway tile your granfatehr used for your Victorian or Arts & Crafts bath or kitchen project.
Tile Restoration Center

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This is "a small tile company in Seattle, Washington dedicated to producing historically accurate reproductions of American Arts & Crafts tile makers such as Ernest Batchelder and Claycraft." Founded by Potter Marie Tapp in the 1980s, it is now owned by Steve Moon, a long-time Seattle artisan. Priced from reasonable to "Oh My God!", and with lead times up to 20 weeks, the tile is worth the wait, and every penny invested.
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Trustworth Studios

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Reproduction and original wallpapers in the English Arts & Crafts style, featuring the work of talented, but lessor known designers such as C.F.A. Voysey and E. W. Godwin. Suited for Victorian or Arts & Crafts restorations. Design consultation available for accurate period interpretation from founder David Berman, one of our go-to guys for vintage wallpaper.

Periodicals & Print Resources

American Bungalow Magazine
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"American Bungalow is a quarterly magazine dedicated to homes of the early 20th century, the philosophy of the Arts and Crafts movement and the Bungalow lifestyle. Since issue No. 1 of American Bungalow premiered in the fall of 1990, interest in Bungalow architecture and Arts and Crafts-style furnishings, antiques and collectibles has surged." Rated by the Chicago Tribune as one of American's top 50 magazines. Its mast head announces that American Bungalow magazine "is published in the interest of preserving and restoring the modest American 20th century home, the Bungalow, and the rich lifestyle that it affords."
Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival
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"Devoted to the Arts and Crafts Movement past and present, this .... magazine celebrates the revival of quality and craftsmanship. Each issue is a portfolio of the best work in new construction, restoration, and interpretive design, presented through intelligent writing and beautiful photographs. Offering hundreds of contemporary resources, it showcases the work not only of past masters, but also of those whose livelihoods are made in creating well-crafted homes and furnishings today. The emphasis is on today’s revival in architecture, furniture, and artisanry, informed by international Arts & Crafts and the early-20th-century movement in America: William Morris through the Bungalow era. Includes historic houses, essays and news, design details, how-to articles, gardens and landscape, kitchens and baths. Lots of expert advice and perspective for those building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts & Crafts spirit. The publishers have generously allowed Google Books to archive past issues online.
Craftsman Blog, The

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"The Craftsman Blog is not a magazine, but the work of a person, Scott Austin Sidler, a house restorer in Orlando, FL who maintains this iinteresting blog on old house repair, and writes instructive manuals dealing with various old house restoration topics, including his best work, Living in the Past: An Owner's Guide to Understanding and Repairing an Old Home, a must-read for any old home owner. Other titles by the same author include: Old Windows Made Easy, a step by step guide to restoring old wood windows. Worth a read, but the process is actually not as easy as Scott makes it sound.
Old House Journal

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses.

The publishers have generously allowed Google Books to archive past issues online. "For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice."

Started in Brooklyn by Clem Levine in 1980 as a newsletter, it is now the full color bible of living in and restoring old houses. The publishers have generously allowed Google Books to archive past issues online.
Style 1900 Magazine

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Style 1900 is a quarterly magazine exploring the antiques, architecture, philosophy and personalities of the Arts & Crafts movement in America and abroad. It covers Craftsman, Mission, and Prairie style and the distinctive California homes of Greene & Greene — but also foreign Arts & Crafts such as the Glasgow School, Jugendstil, the Vienna Secession, British Arts & Crafts, and Art Nouveau in France, as well as the work of modern-day craftsmen inspired by the Arts & Crafts spirit.
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Web Resources

The Arts & Crafts Collector
Anything to do with collecting Arts & Crafts artifacts is on this site created by collector and historian Bruce Johnson. Auctions, sales, shows, what's hot, what's not — it's all here. We especially like the Shopmarks Directory. If you want to know if the chair you just bought at a garag sale is an original Capital City Chair, this is the place to go to find out.
Antique Home:
Home Resources From 1900 to Mid Century for owners of vintage homes. Of particular interest to Arts & Crafts enthusiasts is the extensive collection of contemporary images of home interiors from 1910 to 1940.
The Arts & Crafts Society
A web site created to provide an online "home" for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community. It includes "a range of historical and contemporary sources on the Arts & Crafts Movement as well as an active forum, bookstore, and marketplace.
Craftsman, The
Published by Gustav Stickley from 1901 until 1916, The Craftsman Magazine more or less defined the Craftsman movement with articles on philosophy, design, architecture, decoration and techniques. All of the issues are digitally reproduced in the collection of the University of Wisconsin.
Craftsman Style Guide
Published by the City of Glendale, California.
The Sears Modern Homes Archive
From 1908–1940 Sears designed 447 different housing styles. This archive, recently made available and maintained by Sears, details about 100 of these homes using pages from period Sears Modern Homes catalogs. With architectural drawings and floorplans If you are researching a kit home, this site is invaluable.

Rev. 07/07/18