William Morris Cakes – Sweet Tribute to a British Design Legend
CSDA Sundays: The Expert Series
For 14 years, Laura Bright and Gianna Wichelow created cakes in celebration of William Morris, the great British designer and socialist. The cakes are created to celebrate his birthday each spring, accompanying a lecture hosted by the William Morris Society of Canada. In this illustrated, online presentation, Laura and Gianna discuss their inspirations and techniques.
Laura Bright is a Toronto-based designer/art director, fine artist, and dog mom. Reading, cooking/eating, and walking round out her favourite activities. She has been a follower of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris, and the Arts & Crafts movement since a fateful day in a high school art history class. Cake baking and decorating have become a way to combine many of her favourite activities.
Gianna Wichelow has enjoyed a long career as a graphic designer. She also works as a voice-over artist, and enjoys writing poetry, screenplays, and being in nature. For several years, she served on the board of the William Morris Society of Canada. Morris is a personal hero!
CSDA/CCAD members and William Morris Society of Canada members can participate in the presentation for free. Non-Members: $10 CAD. If you are not yet a CSDA/CCAD member, you can purchase a discounted, annual membership and join the talk (skip the $10 non-member fee) via the registration page. Join and become a member of the CSDA today!
About the Host Organization
The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs (CSDA/CCAD) is a national, non-profit organization founded in 1981 for the study, appreciation, and promotion of design and decorative arts in Canada through programming and publications.
The CSDA/CCAD publishes Ornamentum twice yearly, with articles in both French and English written by makers, scholars, collectors, and journalists. Purchase your copies of Ornamentum Magazine today – the only magazine dedicated to design and decorative arts in Canada.
Institution or Organization name - The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs