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Cairo: Layers of the Islamic City – Lecture & Clay Workshop

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Cairo: Layers of the Islamic City – Lecture & Clay Workshop

CairoAt the crossroads of the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East, Cairo is an overwhelming, intense and unforgettable city that imprints immediately upon all who visit there. Professor Tammy Gaber from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture will discuss the many cultural influences and layers of the city through extraordinary examples and images of Islamic architecture that continue to define Cairo.

Create Majolica* tiles, inspired by beautiful Mamluk and Ottoman tile work. Waterloo Potters’ Workshop member, Stephen Hawes will teach participants how to produce traditional perforated paper stencils and guide them in the technique of Majolica. *Majolica is a type of pottery with pigments painted onto an opaque white glaze

Where: The Clay and Glass, 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo

When: May 25, 2013

Time: Lecture 1:00pm, Workshop 2:00-4:00pm

Cost: Lecture only: $10 Lecture and Workshop: $55

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