Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony
Decorative Arts Gallery
Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony honors the centennial of Byrdcliffe, the colony founded as a center for artists and craftsmen in Woodstock, New York in 1902–1903. The colony was started by Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead, a wealthy British disciple of John Ruskin and William Morris, who was determined to make his mentors’ utopian vision of an arts and crafts colony a reality.
- Byrdcliffe Colony; panel designed by Zulma Steele, Chest, ca. 1904. Poplar and original copper hardware. Layton Art Collection.
- White Pines Pottery; Byrdcliffe Colony, Vase, ca. 1915–1926. Glazed earthenware. Layton Art Collection.
- Zulma Steele, Dragonfly Wallpaper, ca. 1905. Watercolor, ink and gold paint. Collection of Jean and Jim Young.