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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

3.25.2014

Design by Hand

[Indigo bud vase by Heath.]
It's been ages since I first announced The Cooper-Hewitt's series of public programs centered on iconic brands and craftspeople, Design by Hand. But at long last the events focused on Heath Ceramics 
are just around the corner. This May, college students, high school students, and adults will be able to work side by side with Heath designers in workshops at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center. Programming for students is free; adult general admission ranges from $10 to $50, depending on the happening. Family workshops led by museum educators are free. Registration details here.

[Heath works with textiles too. This pouf is made in the U.S. with Otomi Mexican hand-embroideries.]
Also planned is a panel discussion about Heath's history; this public talk is scheduled to take place Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. On hand at the WNYC Greene Space (44 Charlton Street, New York) will be Catherine Bailey, creative director; Robin Petravic, managing director; and Tung Chiang, San Francisco studio director. Those of us not in New York can catch the live webcast. If you missed last fall's Marimekko talk, the video is available here.

4 comments:

Yalei Wang said...

I discovered Otomi textiles last year and have been obsessed ever since. I love your blog by the way, it gives me a lot of drawing inspiration!
x

Style Court said...

Thanks so much, Yalei!

Anna said...

Oh my, those textiles are AMAZING! Thank you brining yet another fantastic design tradition to my attention.

Style Court said...

Anna, you might also like the episode of Man Shops Globe (Sundance channel, iTunes) when Keith Johnson is in Mexico.