ART@HAND Florilegia and Maiolica Tile Decoration

2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Jun 11, 2016 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentation: 1 – 2 pm
Hands-on Workshop: 2 – 3 pm
Limit 15 participants

Join us for a presentation by Kathy Allen, followed by a one-hour, tile-decorating workshop, utilizing the maiolica process. Allen will discuss the definition and history of florilegia and bring two volumes of The Highgrove Florilegium, a tome from 2008–09, depicting plants from Prince Charles’ garden at Highgrove in Gloucestershire. These large-scale books feature prints from the best botanical painters in the world. 

Kathy Allen is director of the Andersen Horticultural Library (AHL), located at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. She has held positions as Plant Sciences Librarian at the University of Minnesota; agriculture librarian in Malawi, Africa; and library consultant in Washington, D.C. Kathy is an active member and past president of the Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries. 

This workshop is presented in collaboration with our exhibition Florilegium. Learn more about the exhibition here.

FIRING INFORMATION: Any projects made during these workshops will be fired and ready for pick up approximately two weeks after the event. Pots with clear glaze are food safe and can be used in a microwave and dishwasher.