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      July 31, 2013

      Wednesday   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      101 Henry Adams Street
      San Francisco, California 94103

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      The New Materiality: Beyond Surface in the Use of Material w/American Craft Council (2 LUs)

      Join the American Craft Council for a panel discussion examining the relationship between architecture and material in a conversation with architects EB Min and Sarah Wilmer and ceramicist Lilith Rocket. Moderated by American Craft Editor in Chief Monica Moses and American Craft Council Director of Education Perry A. Price, engage in conversation that challenges practitioners to look beyond a surface or veneer understanding of material.


      E.B. Min is the San Francisco based principal of Min | Day. An honors graduate of Brown University with dual concentrations in Art History and Studio Art, she began her architectural studies as a cross-registered student at Rhode Island School of Design. She received her Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and is a licensed architect in California. E.B. has taught at U.C. Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Architecture Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. E.B. has served on the board of the AIASF and currently serves on the board of the AIACC.


      Sarah Wilmer is the founder and principal of Studio Sarah Willmer, Architecture. Willmer holds a Master in Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University. She has worked with several prominent firms, including the internationally recognized Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Polshek Partnership Architects and Anshen + Allen. She participated in an artist-in-residency program at the Netherlands’ European Ceramic Works Center to develop a ceramic panel for modern architecture. This work, “Ceramic Skins, Transforming Light and Space” was exhibited in 2009 in Eindhoven at Dutch Design Week. She is presently a Senior Adjunct Professor at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts and a visiting lecturer at University of California, Berkeley.


      Lilith Rocket a studio potter working primarily in porcelain. Her work, created by hand on the potter's wheel, reveals a deep interest in the subtle qualities of the material: translucency, fluidity, density, and the velvety softness of the unglazed polished surface.  She began her career in ceramics in 2002, while living in Los Angeles. Shortly after beginning to work professionally as a potter, she opened a gallery specializing in functional ceramics. She now resides in Portland, OR, focusing exclusively on her own handmade ware.


      Monica Moses became editor in chief of the award-winning American Craft magazine in 2010 since that time the magazine has won almost 20 awards. Moses previously led operations for a luxury magazine, redesigned several metropolitan newspapers, served on the visual faculty of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and acted as juror for the Pulitzer Prize. She has juried fine craft exhibitions in Texas, Minnesota, and California.


      Perry A. Price is Director of Education for the American Craft Council. He is the former Curator of Exhibitions and Collections of Fuller Craft Museum. Price is a graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies and Johns Hopkins University, and is a scholar of American craft, design, and material culture.

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