Arts and Crafts

“Arts and Crafts” in Kempley

John Betjeman described the Church of St Edward the Confessor as “a mini-cathedral to the Arts & Crafts Movement”.  The links on this page provide information on the Arts & Crafts Movement of the 19th and 20th Century, Symbolism in Arts & Crafts, Key players in the construction of St Edward’s church and examples of the Arts and Crafts at St Edward’s. 

It should not be forgotten that the frescoes, wall paintings and other artefacts at St Mary’s church, Kempley also reflect arts and crafts of the 12th – 19th centuries in Britain albeit the artists and artisans involved were probably from other European countries.

Symbolism in Arts and Crafts

Symbolism in Arts and Crafts Professor Anne Anderson BA PhD FSA The architects and designers who responded to the Arts and Crafts movement were essentially ecumenical; they fostered greater Christian

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Arts and Crafts movement

The Arts and Craft Movement The craft revival was started in the 1850’s by a group of Oxford University students, known as The Birmingham Set, led by William Morris and

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