I am excited to also announce my first educational talk of 2022 will be for the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts. The CSDA/CCAD is a charitable foundation that encourages the exploration and cultivation of the decorative arts in all its forms. The CSDA defines decorative arts, “As creative works, often of a practical or useful nature, produced by an artist, craftsman or amateur, which have intrinsic aesthetic and/or historical value. These arts include interior design, furniture and furnishings, ceramics, glass, metalwork, graphics, textiles, theatre arts, together with aspects of architecture, industrial and landscape design.”
The topic I will be discussing is as part of the CSDA/CCAD Sundays: Expert Series on April 3, 2022 at 3PM EDT
Chinese Porcelain in Canada in the 18th & 19th Centuries: Featuring Examples in Nova Scotia & Quebec Collections
Did you know there are more than 69,000 fragments of Chinese blue and white porcelain in the archaeological collection of Nova Scotia’s Fortress of Louisbourg? Or that Chinese famille rose porcelains were imported to Canada from the famous Imperial kilns of Jingdezhen? Join Asian art expert Susan Lahey, MA, ISA CAPP, for a visually engaging presentation exploring Chinese porcelain in museum collections from Quebec and Nova Scotia. Not only will she examine the history of when and how these pieces arrived in Canada, but also provide a brief background on the development of blue and white in China. The significance of these porcelain wares and the symbolism of decoration depicted on them will be discussed in a way that is entertaining to a broad audience of both Western and Chinese porcelain connoisseurs alike.
You can Register for the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts Event HERE
Read Susan’s Presidential announcement HERE