Community Workshop Facilitated by Kendra Yee

Narrative Charm

Sunday November 26, 2023 at 2 - 4 PM
Gardiner Museum

Using air drying clay participants will create their own “narrative charm,” by combining a personal story to a work from the Gardiner’s collection. Each attendee will receive a 3” x 3” (250g) block of clay to form a item that relates to the prompt; what story would you turn into a relic? [Or what story would you place into a museum?]

Through building objects of connection, this workshop will explore the ways alternate histories can be translates, acknowledged, and validated. “Narrative Charms,” are smaller objects that are meant to be carried, both by the creator and as a form that holds valuable experiences, documenting histories that deserve to be recognized.



Mending the Museum (2023)
Workshop Series:
   Narrative Charm
   Blackout Poetry
   Play it Forward
   Cloning and Paper Clay


About the Collective
Members of the Collective

Mending the Museum is a collaborative duo comprised of Karina Román Justo and Camila Salcedo. Together, their intent is to work as a bridge between artists, communities, regional museums, and craft objects from their collections, to reflect on ancestry and speculative futures within the framework of cultural belonging.

For all inquires, please email

Brand identity, website design and development by Natasha Whyte-Gray, 2023.