A presentation by Susan J. Montgomery The Endless Possibilities...Tiles from the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm-Alameda Architectural Preservation Society Event

Alameda Architectural Preservation Society Event

A presentation by Susan J. Montgomery
The Endless Possibilities...Tiles from the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation

Sunday, November 162014 at 7:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1420 Lafayette Street, Alameda, CA 94501
Parking available at the corner of Chestnut Street and Santa Clara Avenue

Suggested Donation: $5

For more information about AAPS events visit www.alameda-preservation.org or call 510-479-6489

At the November 16th presentation, Susan J. Montgomery, a consultant to the Two Red Roses Foundation, will show a sampling of more than two hundred examples of individual tiles, panels, fireplaces and overmantels, even a mural and entire bathroom faced with tile.  American and British tile makers, including Grueby, Hartford, Marblehead, Rookwood, Newcomb, Batchelder, Rhead, Morris and Doulton, will be represented.
Susan has written the forthcoming catalogue, The Endless Possibilities: Tiles from the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation and The Aloha Boathouse and the Iris Bathroom, published in 2013. She earned her Ph.D. in American and New England Studies at Boston University, where she wrote her dissertation on the ceramics of William H. Grueby. She has curated exhibitions at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts, and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. She works as an Independent Scholar from her home in Maine. 

The Two Red Roses Foundation is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, preservation, and public exhibition of important examples of furniture, pottery and tiles, lighting, woodblocks, textiles, photography, architectural faience, and fine arts from the American Arts & Crafts Movement. The Two Red Roses Foundation of Palm Harbor, Florida, exists to foster public recognition and appreciation of the high quality craftsmanship and design philosophy of the early 20th century.

Over the past sixteen years, Rudy Ciccarello, President of the Two Red Roses Foundation, has amassed an outstanding collection of Arts & Crafts-era furniture, pottery, tiles, metalwork, light fixtures, woodblock prints, and photographs. In 2017, the Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, now in the planning stages in St. Petersburg, Florida, will become the permanent home of the foundation’s collection. 


Bookends by Dirk van Erp and D'arcy Gaw, San Francisco, 1910-1911, copper, with tiles designed by Addison LeBoutillier for the Grueby Faience Company, Boston. Image: Two Red Roses Foundation.

Peacock panel,1910, designed and made by Frederick Hurten Rhead at the Academy of Fine Arts, People's University, University City, MO. Image: Two Red Roses Foundation.
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