Talks on Craft & Creativity

The Shape of Craft: A Talk by Ezra Shales

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Eliot School, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
2nd floor, Art Room

Eventbrite - The Shape of Craft: A Talk by Ezra Shales

The Eliot School presents a book talk by Ezra Shales, Professor of art history at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, who will read from his new book, The Shape of Craft (Reaktion Books, 2017) and share tactile artifacts in a discussion about some big questions: Who is a craftsperson? Where does craft happen? Amongst a group or as an individual activity? Join us for an in-depth conversation, light refreshments and a basket weaving demonstration by Eliot School faculty, William Krier. RSVP today, limited space available. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Please consider a donation of $5 or more to help defray the cost of this and other Eliot School events.

A fascine willow mattress being made in Rotterdam for dyke restoration.

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February 5, 2017

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March 29, 2015

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Oct 5, 2014

Peter Korn
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Apr 13, 2014

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Oct 27, 2013

Jodi Colella
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April 25, 2013

Darren McCollester
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Dec 3, 2012

Leonore Alaniz
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Sept 26, 2012

Beth Ireland
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Sept 6, 2012

Doug Stowe
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