Visiting Committee for European Sculpture
and Decorative Arts

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VCESDA Creating Sugar Sculpture: A Two-Part Seminar & Luncheon

Saturday, February 04, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM FJC Dining Rooms A & B

  • Special Event
  • For Members Only

Saturday, February 4, 2017 10 a.m.–noon

Using traditional tools and techniques, famed British food historian Ivan Day demonstrates how to create sugar sculpture. Day, an authority on British and European culinary history, specializes in the development of sugar as a sculptural medium and is well-known for his recreations of historic meals and table settings.
Part 1: Using a set of original 18th-century wooden molds and equipment, Day demonstrates how to make a sugar figure of Neptune.
Part 2: Using original molds and equipment, Day demonstrates how to make a Renaissance sugar tazza (a cup or a vessel) in the style of Giulio Romano, the Renaissance painter, architect and protégé of Raphael.
Luncheon to follow in FJC Dining Rooms A & B.
Open to VCESDA members only, advance reservations are required. Ticketing for this event has closed.
Image Credit: Cuccagna Monument and Illuminated Temple for the Marriage of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and Maria Beatrice of Modena Milan, ca. 1771, etching; Giulio Cesare Bianchi, Italian, flourished ca. 1760–1771. Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute. P910002.6.