Hot on the heels of the Maltese-based 'Mdina Collectors Club', comes an even more exciting venture out of Toronto in Canada. A number of dedicated Fat Lava enthusiasts have just founded the 'Fat Lava Collectors' Club', in association with the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. The small but perfectly formed group held their first meeting last week (see picture below), and I have to say that although I couldn't make it myself from London, it looked like great fun as well as educational. Membership is free, and members will receive an e-newsletter 'LavaFlow~'. What's more, there's talk of including Fat Lava in the R.O.M.'s new 20th century design gallery, AND a weekend of events at the Museum, including an illustrated talk by me, planned for the 27th-28th October 2007. I don't want to post the secretary's email address here and curse her with gallons of junk mail, so email me if you'd like to join and I'll send the address back to you.
As most of you may know, Fat Lava was exported all over the world in its day, particularly to Canada, Australia and New Zealand - I wonder what the inventive designers and decorators would have thought of the growing international interest in their work, some 30-40 years later?! Go Toronto!
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