Design by Hand

An annual week of events celebrating the role of the human hand in design.

05/15
Monday
Mon. May 15, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Christine Germain-Donnat, Director of the Department of Heritage and Collections for the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, will be the featured speaker for our seventh Design by Hand series. Founded in 1740 at Vincennes under the patronage of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour, the factory moved to Sèvres in 1756 where it has remained as the... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
05/16
Tuesday
Tue. May 16, 2017
10:00am to 12:00pm
A painter from the celebrated Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory will lead participants through a hands-on workshop introduction to the traditions of French painted porcelain. Inspired by decorative motifs developed by Sèvres designers in the 18th century, participants will experiment with pigments and techniques to explore design, textures, and color and develop their own sensibility and style.... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
05/16
Tuesday
Tue. May 16, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
A painter from the celebrated Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory will introduce participants through a hands-on workshop to the traditions of French painted porcelain. Inspired by decorative motifs developed by Sèvres designers in the 18th century, participants will experiment with pigments and techniques to explore design, textures, and color and develop their own sensibility and style. Founded... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
05/17
Wednesday
Wed. May 17, 2017
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Discover the lavish and luxurious world of porcelain created by the world-celebrated Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, synonymous with  important French design.  Explore the exquisite designs created during its 250-year history and make your own mark using painting techniques taught by a Sèvres designer to create your own ceramic. Open to NYC high school students grades 9–12.... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
05/20
Saturday
Sat. May 20, 2017
11:00am to 3:00pm
Workshops are geared toward kids ages 5 through 12. Students will work alongside Cooper Hewitt educators to design their own ceramic plates with motifs inspired by Sèvres porcelain. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event