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Image: F. P. Goold Watercooler, ca. 1860, courtesy the Royal Ontario Museum 

CSDA/CCAD SUNDAYS - THE SIS BUNTING WELD PRIVATE COLLECTORS SERIES: MOE JOHNSON

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                           


Travel with Moe Johnson on a journey back in time as he discusses his new book, The Potter's Reach in 19th Century Ontario. Lauded as a “tour de force” and based on the author’s forty years of collecting and sixteen years of research, this volume represents the rich visual history of utilitarian Ontario-made earthenware and stoneware pottery.

In conjunction with this presentation, CSDA Members and Ornamentum Subscribers will receive a discounted rate on The Potter's Reach (while quantities last). Reserve a copy.

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WHAT'S NEW

Read All About It:                 

Our Winter Newsletter is Out!      


In this issue you’ll find a list of Canadian and international exhibitions; a profile on artistic duo Nicholas Crombach and Nurielle Stern; details on upcoming CSDA/CCAD events; our latest book and podcast recos, and so much more!

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Coming soon: Evening lecture with Toronto designer, Kara Verbeek

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join the Young Professionals and Creatives (YP&C) for an in-person lecture by award-winning designer & architect, Kara Verbeek, in collaboration with the University of Toronto's Master of Museum Studies Student Association.


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Looking for a last-minute gift? Our Online Shop is Always Open!

We've got the perfect, easy gift for the arts lover in your life. Buy a CSDA membership, offer a gift subscription to Ornamentum, or make a donation in someone's name, and we'll send them a personalized card on your behalf.


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ORNAMENTUM: CSDA/CCAD's AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE

Fall/Winter 2023 

On newsstands across Canada until May  2024

Ornamentum is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to exploring and cultivating the aesthetics of the everyday. Written for a broad readership, this award-winning magazine highlights creative design and craftsmanship in both historical and contemporary work. Get your copy today!


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DEADLINE EXTENDED: WE'RE LOOKING FOR A GUEST EDITOR FOR OUR FALL/WINTER 2024 ISSUE!


AT-A-GLANCE

ABOUT CSDA/CCAD

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs is a national nonprofit that promotes decorative art and design in Canada, through guest lectures, special events, and publications. We're a diverse community, ranging from artists and makers, to experts and enthusiasts.

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Take advantage of benefits including special member discounts, artist’s talks, opportunities for exposure through our newsletter and social media, and behind-the-scenes access to institutional and private collections that are not available to the general public. All are welcome!


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The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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