Workshop: Merging Traditional Craft With Contemporary Commerce Will Be Feb. 17

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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, held Saturday, Feb. 17, will focus on mobilizing craft artists to be successful entrepreneurs, connecting their work with a broader audience. 

Mr. 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. Mr. 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, from 10-a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop fee is $30 and lunch is provided. Register online at http://sasweb.org or by email. For more information, contact Gallery Director Julie Jones: jjones@sasweb.org . 

 




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