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Merging Traditional Craft and Contemporary Commerce
Posted 12/18/2017 02:53PM

On Saturday, February 17, international knitwear consultant Conley Averett '09 will lead a one-day workshop exploring the evolving relationship between traditional crafts and contemporary commerce/business models. The 6-hour workshop will focus on mobilizing craft artists to be successful entrepreneurs, connecting their work with a broader audience.
Averett, an SAS alumnus and Alabama native, is a graduate of Parson's School of Design where he earned a BBA in Strategic Design Management. Averett's clients have included: Brandon Maxwell, Khaite, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Rosetta Getty, Adam Lippes, and Creatures of the Wind. His passion for connecting craftspeople with business opportunities emerged during his work with a collective of hand knitters who were economic refugees from former Soviet countries.

The workshop will take place in the SAS Gallery and art studios of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, 10-a.m. - 4 p.m. The workshop fee is $30 and lunch is provided. Register online. For more information, contact Gallery Director Julie Jones.


Calendar

    • ThuSep20 SAS on the Road Atlanta, GA

      A representative from St. Andrew's-Sewanee will be in Atlanta, Sept. 19-21. Contact our Admission Office to set up an appointment while we are in your area.

    • ThuSep20 Curriculum Committee Meeting 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMTucker Dining Room
    • FriSep21 Tara Shukla Drawings Closes SAS Gallery
    • FriSep21 Chinese Culture Club Meeting 10:00 AMSimmonds Rm 23


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