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Enjoy fascinating talks by leading experts, family-friendly activities, art parties, gala fundraisers and more!

 

For information and tickets, click on the event links below or call 416.586.8080.

If you are interested in our clay classes, please click here.

 

Tickets to lectures, programs, and special events are final sale and non-refundable. For more information please review our ticketing policy.


Minton and Japonisme: the Victorian Obsession with Japan

Minton and Japonisme: the Victorian Obsession with Japan

Tuesday November 8, 6:30 pm

From the late 1860s to the late 1880s, Japanese forms and motifs were key factors in fashionable Western design. This lecture will explore how the Minton factories used this source material, and what role it may have played in their overall marketing strategies.

Speaker: Jeffrey Ruda

The Robert and Marian Cumming Lecture
Presented by Robert & Marian Cumming
Co-presented by Victoria University in the University of Toronto

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Pop Art Porcelain: Eye-catching Ceramics from 17th-Century Japan

Pop Art Porcelain: Eye-catching Ceramics from 17th-Century Japan

Wednesday November 23, 6:30 - 8 pm

Porcelain manufacturers worked for a highly competitive and fashion conscious elite of samurai overlords, wealthy temples, and successful merchants. To succeed, their wares had to have bold, innovative patterns, with eye-catching imagery that was unconstrained by the design requirements of the export markets.

Speaker: Sebastian Izzard

The Macdonald Collection Lecture
Presented by Bill & Molly Anne Macdonald
Co-presented by Victoria University in the University of Toronto

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Holiday Workshop

Holiday Workshop

Saturdays December 3 from 2 - 4 pm (making), and December 10 from 2 - 3:30 pm (glazing)

Spend a relaxing afternoon during the holiday season, all the while hand-building a gift for a loved one out of clay. Come on your own or with family members. On the second visit, glaze your piece with a wide choice colours.

Instructor: Audrey Mah

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