The "setting" of tables, those sites intimately associated with our daily nourishment and family and social lives has provided abundant opportunities for crafting objects in metal, ceramic, textiles and wood. We will explore a rich variety of these objects and their meanings within personal and cultural contexts.
SOPHIA ERREY is an artist, art educator and writer. She has lectured widely in the visual arts both historical and contemporary. She is particularly interested in objects, and the ways in which we craft and use them. Her most recent lecture at The Johnston Collection was CHINOISERIE | A Dream of Cathay.
image caption: Jean-Étienne Liotard (Swiss, 1702 - 1789), Still Life: Tea Set (circa 1781 – 1783), oil on canvas mounted on board | 378 x 516 mm, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (Open Content Image)