Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society


 Registered Charity Number: 281725


      A Member Society of


     The Arts Society











 Lecture at the Rhodes Arts Complex on

   Tuesday, 10 September 2019,

Charles Robert Ashbee: what made him do it?

Shawn Kholucy

Charles Robert Ashbee was an Arts and Crafts goldsmith, architect and designer. He founded the School and Guild of Handicraft in the third quarter of the nineteenth-century and designed many exquisite pieces of fine jewellery, silverware, furniture and household objects. He did this because of a dedication to create beautiful things. What he and the Guild did would influence many and have far-reaching effects which continue today. His driving force came from a far more worthy and meaningful source than just the making of pretty things; from the outset it was to bring about self-worth, well-being and social reform.


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