Studio: international art — 90.1925

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THE L.C.C. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS

MRS. H. G. CAYLEY ROBINSON MISS E. RICHMOND MISS M. O. SHAUL

MISS K. VOWLES MISS R. M. LEVETT MISS K. VOWLES

POTTERY BY STUDENTS OF THE L.C.C.
CENTRAL SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS

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THE LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL welfare of our industrial arts, and con-
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, sequently our national prosperity, depend
EXHIBITION OF STUDENTS' m no small measure on the efficiency

with which they are administered. It
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one is to judge them by the quality

INCE the abandonment, some years of the designs, over 2,000 in number,
ago, of the National Competition of submitted in connection with the recent
Schools of Art, the public have had few Competition of Industrial Design, pro-
opportunities of judging the value of the moted by the Royal Society of Arts, the
work that is being done in the various outlook is disconcerting. Almost with-
training centres scattered throughout the out exception the work sent in shows a
country. This lack of facilities for a com- lamentable surrender to bad commercial
prehensive survey is to be deplored, as influences, with hardly any evidence of
the responsibilities attaching to these originality or progressive outlook. There
schools, and their importance in the life is no justification for assuming however
of the community, can hardly be overrated, that the poverty of invention displayed is
There can be little question that the future due to any fundamental lack of talent

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