Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Second floor of Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, 89 South Tenth Street, Minneapolis, c.1930.

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster, possibly by Mary S. Campbell, c.1915.

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street and Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, c.1910.

Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot

Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot

A hand-formed and hand-finished Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot, c.1910. Bottom center is stamped "Handicraft Guild/Minneapolis."

Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis

Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis

Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis, c.1909. Photographer: Elgin R. Shepard.

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon. The underside has the monogram of the Minneapolis Handicraft Guild, c.1905–1918.

Glazed earthenware bookend

Glazed earthenware bookend

Glazed earthenware bookend impressed "Handicraft Guild/Minneapolis" on back, c.1905–1918.

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild, May 1914.

Handicraft Guild

At the turn of the twentieth century, Minneapolis became a national center for the arts movement known as Arts and Crafts. The city's Handicraft Guild led the way. Founded by women, the Handicraft Guild made the arts in Minneapolis more democratic and populist by offering classes like pottery and metalwork to artists and teachers.

Eva McDonald Valesh Cross and her son Frank Morgan Valesh

Eva McDonald Valesh Cross and her son Frank Morgan Valesh

Eva McDonald Valesh Cross and her son Frank Morgan Valesh, c.1950.

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