Learn how to roll out an even slab of clay and experiment with simple slump molds with artist Andrea Ciccone. Add texture or stamp detail using materials provided, or bring an object or textured fabric of your own and create a completely custom, one-of-a-kind, and personalized plate.
Over the course of two weeks, Akin Projects, an arts organization that provides public programming around Toronto, will deliver a series of all-ages clay-making workshops and community events. Drawing inspiration from Judy Chicago’s iconic work The Dinner Party, visitors will interact with ceramics in a more social, contemporary way. Contemporary ceramists will lead workshops with visitors in which they will create a functional object. As they are created and prepared for display, the works will slowly set the table for a community celebration and active installation. The walls of the space will be covered to create a living sketchbook that documents the project and the planning of each unique piece. The closing event will be a community celebration for all of the participants. Visitors will be allowed to share and trade the tableware created, reinterpreting the value placed on functional objects.
All events and workshops are FREE! Vistors can also experience the project during regular Museum hours, included with admission.