ANDREW CASEY

artist teacher author collector

  •  02/11/2022 03:00 PM - 30/11/2022 04:30 PM
  • Online Event

This course will explore the innovative contribution made by pioneering women designers working within British Industry during the twentieth century and how, despite being predominately a role for men, they were able to achieve equal status and recognition for their contribution in fashion, wallpaper, textiles, glass, ceramics and many other areas of design. We will explore the changes in society, the impact of the Second World War and the recognition of the important role of the designer for British industry. The course will focus on designers including Lucienne Day, Marion Dorn, Enid Marx, Susie Cooper and Jessie Tait alongside several other less known designers

  •  03/11/2022 04:30 PM - 01/12/2022 06:30 PM
  • Online Event

This course celebrates the artistic achievements made by East Anglian artists over a hundred and fifty years and how they contributed to the reputation of the area as one of the most attractive places to live and work following the success of internationally renowned artists such as Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. This course will focus on a range of artists, both male and female, that made a significant contribution to East Anglian art in different periods, styles and subjects but remain relatively unknown beyond the region. From the delicately conceived water colour studies by Leonard Squirrell, the “kitchen sink” dramas by Colin Moss in the 1950’s, the stunning commissioned work by Anna Airy, the first female war artist in the First World War and to the sculptural creations by Bernard Reynolds. Andrew Casey produced a small book on the life and work to accompany a special exhibition at the University of Suffolk in 2014 to mark the start of the First World War. He has been a member of the Ipswich Art Society for over thirty years and is currently Deputy Chairman

  •  16/03/2023 07:00 PM - 16/03/2023 07:00 PM
  • Online Event

The Art Deco style originated in France and was showcased at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. This exciting new style soon developed into an international style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. This course will look at how British designers embraced art deco through architecture, interior design, ceramics, glass and many other ways. We will discuss why the art deco style went out of fashion and how it was replaced by the new new 'Contemporary' style in the fifties. We will consider how mass production influenced design following the Second World War and how the mid century landmark the Festival of Britain, staged in London, in 1951 promoted the ‘Contemporary’ style. Andrew Casey is a published author of the subject including Twentieth Century Ceramic Designers in Britain (2002) and Art Deco Ceramics (2008) and has lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Morley College in London.

  •  22/09/2022 04:30 PM - 20/10/2022 04:30 PM
  • Online Event

This course will explore the arts in Vienna at a time of when it was renowned as the great city of high culture and wealth known today as the fin de siele. Art, music and philosophy thrived in the city attracting innovators and leading artists to the city. The course will look at artists such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and designers including Josef Hoffman and Koloman Moser. We will also look at the Secession group and the Weiner Werkstatte

  •  16/09/2022 01:00 PM - 02/12/2022 03:00 AM
  •   Cruising Club Woodbridge

This popular and friendly course covers the many important aspects in art through a wide range of artistic challenges and interesting activities designed to develop your artistic and observational skills. Each week has a different subject such as the still life, shop fronts, landscapes to drawing the figure and portraiture using different media. This course is suitable for the beginner and the more experienced Learners can upload their work onto the tutors Facebook web site Andrew Casey's Art Classes to be reviewed, shared and enjoyed.

  •  16/09/2022 10:00 AM - 02/12/2022 12:00 AM
  •   Cruising Club Woodbridge

This popular and friendly course covers the many important aspects in art through a wide range of artistic challenges and interesting activities designed to develop your artistic and observational skills. Each week has a different subject such as the still life, shop fronts, landscapes to drawing the figure and portraiture using different media. This course is suitable for the beginner and the more experienced Learners can upload their work onto the tutors Facebook web site Andrew Casey's Art Classes to be reviewed, shared and enjoyed.

  •  14/09/2022 07:00 PM - 07/12/2022 09:00 PM
  •   Long Boat Museum Woodbridge Suffolk

This course will explore the human form through a range of themes, poses and times using different media to develop your drawing and observational skills as well as helping you to develop your own individual style. A range of long and short poses will be used to build your confidence and appreciation of the human body. All abilities welcome. Please bring a range of materials with you.

  •  16/03/2022 03:00 PM - 13/04/2022 04:30 PM

This course will explore the many different responses to sculpture over one hundred years. Each session will focus on a style or theme from Henry Moores' organic figures to the post modern work by Anthony Caro. We will explore a range of sculptors as well as where to see examples

  •  14/09/2021 06:30 PM - 19/10/2021 08:00 PM
  • Online Event

East Anglian, and particularly Suffolk, has been a welcome home for many artists and sculptors over many years. This course explores and celebrates the artistic achievements, by both men and women, by looking at the different styles and approaches from the early Traditional artists such as Leonard Squirrell to the plein air creations by Harry Becker and the post war “kitchen sink” dramas by Colin Moss and others in the 1950’s. We will examine the work of Anna Airy, the first female war artist in the First World War and several sculptors such as by Bernard Reynolds and Maggi Hamblin alongside important printmakers. We will look at many other artists that remain relatively unknown beyond the region. Andrew Casey produced a small book on the life and work of Anna Airy to accompany a special exhibition at the University of Suffolk in 2014 to mark the start of the First World War. He has been a member of the Ipswich Art Society for over thirty years and is currently Deputy Chairman For further details on how to book and fees contact: foalaldeburgh@gmail.com

  •  20/01/2021 02:00 PM - 03/02/2021 02:00 PM
  • Online Event

This exciting short course explores the wonderful art deco period looking at its origins in France and how it influenced design in America and Europe. We will look at designers including Susie Cooper and Clarice Cliff as well as other areas that art deco influenced such as the interior, films and the decorative arts

  •  29/09/2020 07:30 PM - 20/10/2020 07:15 PM
  • Online Event

This course will explore one of the most important and influential decades of the twentieth century. Following the devastation of the Second World War we will explore how the British Government recognised that good design meant good business. They promoted good design through exhibitions, promotional tours in schools culminating with the Festival of Britain in 1951. This mid-century event showcased the best news in every aspect of British culture.This course will feature the new generation of designers including Lucienne Day, Jessie Tait, Robin Day and Abram Games, who emerged from a war torn Britain to bring to the wider public good design known today as 'contemporary'

  •  23/09/2020 07:00 PM - 21/10/2020 09:00 AM
  • Online Event

This course will explore the innovative and pioneering designers that came to the forefront of the textiles industry from the twenties onwards and how changes in British industry due to world events and economic changes prompted a new response to designer and new machinery enabled high quality textiles to reach everyone not just the elite. Andrew Casey met and interviewed Lucienne Day in 1992 for his final degree dissertation. His book Lucienne Day: In the Spirit of the Age was published in 2014.

  • £5
  •  04/09/2020 01:00 PM - 09/10/2020 01:00 PM
  • Online Event

This course has been designed as a refresher course for those wanting to return to art or beginners with some experience. Each week will focus on different aspects of art such as how to mix colours, perspective, using tone etc. The tutor will respond to questions and suggestions to possible subjects to draw. learners can upload their work onto the tutors Facebook site Andrew Casey's Art Classes to share and enjoy

About
NEWS

Hornsea Pottery book
Great News. I have just been commissioned to write a book on Hornsea Pottery based in East Yorkshire. I first went to Hornsea in 1976 on a school trip.

Hornsea produced some of the most innovative and creative ceramics for the British Pottery Industry over thirty years. The main designer was John Clappison, who featured in one of my other books, was the designer that brought Hornsea to the forefront of British design with his new shapes, printing techniques and understanding of the market.

Hornsea Pottery, whilst not known by some collectors of twentieth century design, has a growing and dedicated collectors group. Watch this space.

Lockdown Update 
During lockdown in 2020 Andrew produced one drawing a day from his flat of the views around him including roof tops, houses, delivery vans and bins. These A5 studies, using a range of different media, will be displayed at the forthcoming Works of Paper exhibition, organised by the Ipswich Art Society, at ARTSPACE in Woodbridge from Thursday 28th October to Wednesday 10th November. All these drawings, several in colour, will be for sale for about £50 each with all proceeds to the the NHS.

Andrew Casey
Studied at the Leeds College of Art and the University of East London
Andrew is a practicing artist and has exhibited his work both in London and locally at the Denis Taplin Gallery in Woodbridge, the Pond Gallery in Snape and the Upstairs Gallery in Beccles.

He has been associated with the Ipswich Art Society (est. 1874) since the mid eighties and is an Honorary Member. In 1987 Andrew formed the Young Blood group to promote the visuals arts created by young people

Andrew is a well established author on the subject of twentieth century design chiefly ceramics and textiles.

He has curated several exhibitions including Susie Cooper Productions at the Ipswich Museums and Galleries in 1989, Dynamic Designers at Croydon Town Hall in 1999 and the first Susie Cooper Auction at Christies South Kensington in 2002

He has written articles for several magazines including Mid Century Modern, Antique Collecting, The Lady, Collect It and the Decorative arts Society

He has written several books on the subject and lectured in several prestigious venues such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Society of Arts and the Morley College in London. In 2004 he was invited by the Ceramic Society of New South Wales to lecture on the subject of twentieth century ceramics at the Power House Museum in Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

His book, Twentieth Century Ceramic Designers in Britain, was awarded the Besterman/McColvin Gold Medal for the most outstanding work of reference, published in 2001, by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

His latest book Lucienne Day: In the Spirit of the Age, published by the Antique Collectors Club, was launched at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London in 2014.

Andrew has collected the work of ceramic designer Susie Cooper for over thirty years. In February 2020 he appeared on a Japanese television programme discussing the work by Susie Cooper and his own collection.

Recent Exhibitions:
Borders Exhibition, First Site, Colchester, July-August 2020
Borders Exhibition, Ipswich Art Gallery, May 2022
Small Works, Art Space, Woodbridge, Suffolk, October 2019
Ipswich Art Society Annual Show, Ipswich Art Gallery, July 2019, 2022