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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.


Reinventing Ceramics: New Paradigms for Clay in Art

Reinventing Ceramics: New Paradigms for Clay in Art

Wednesday September 28, 6:30 pm

Garth Clark's fast paced multi-media presentation ventures down new paths that are opening for ceramics globally in art, design, architecture, and technology. He address new marketplaces, shifting aesthetic concerns, the melding of craft and design, the arrival of unfired clay as the hot new sculptural medium, and how to collect, make, market, educate, curate, and survive in a new ceramic landscape.

Speaker: Garth Clark

Presented by Michele & Ryerson Symons
Co-presented by Craft Ontario
Co-presented by Victoria University in the University of Toronto

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Made in China: 500 Years of Chinese Export Ceramics

Made in China: 500 Years of Chinese Export Ceramics

Wednesday October 26, 6:30 pm

The desire for the luxury goods of China (tea, silk, and porcelain) was the motivating factor for a global competition to establish and maintain trading networks to Asia. For five hundred years, since the founding of the sea trade, Chinese porcelain and stoneware have been collected by traders from around the world.

Speaker: William R. Sargent

The Ann Walker Bell Lecture
Presented by Jason Wong & Angela Jerath with support from The Ann Walker Bell Fund
Co-presented by Victoria University in the University of Toronto

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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
With support from Robert & Marian Cumming
Co-presented by Victoria University in the University of Toronto

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