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.