Tuesday, October 03, 2006

AHDS Visual Arts: Ann Hechle and Marianne de Trey Collections

AHDS Visual Arts and the Crafts Study Centre have just launched 2 new online collections, including works by the calligrapher Ann Hechle and the potter Marianne de Trey.
Ann Hechle is a British calligrapher of considerable reputation who has been working since the 1960s. Her career bridges the Arts and Crafts revival at the end of the 19th century and the contemporary craft informed by art and graphic design.
Marianne de Trey has been potting on the Dartington Estate in Devon since 1948 and ran a successful production pottery for 3 decades before she retired to make more personal work.
2 new illustrated web essays on Hechle and de Trey by Sophie Heath are included, providing an overview of their careers and a guide to the works in the collection.
Link: http://www.visualarts.ahds.ac.uk
Access: Free