The Voysey chair that changed my life

Applications are now invited for the Society's online meeting on Saturday 5th June 2021, starting at 6pm (London time). Non-members are welcome.

Our speaker will be Tony Peart. The title of his talk is The Voysey chair that changed my life.

When Tony and his partner Sharyn Brown bought their first home, they needed to furnish it. The first item they purchased was an 'Arts & Crafts' sideboard, a piece that proved to be the start of an all-consuming passion. This is the story of one collector's obsession with the Arts & Crafts Movement and the work of C.F.A. Voysey.

Tony is an Associate Senior Lecturer at the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, teaching on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Illustration programmes. He has frequently exhibited his work both nationally and internationally and his painting and drawings are held in many public and private collections. Tony has been a passionate collector of nineteenth century decorative arts for over thirty years and has published many papers on aspects of the Arts and Crafts movement, in particular the work of C.F.A. Voysey. He is a trustee of the Society and sits on the editorial panel of our journal, The Orchard.


This event is free for members. A charge of £5 per head will be made to non-members.

Joining instructions

In view of the Covid19 pandemic and its consequences, we are holding a virtual event on this occasion, via the well-known Zoom service. Instructions on how to join will be provided when you book.

How to apply

Please complete our online application form.

Page last amended 5th March 2021