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women to watch in 2007 + new podcast

kristina and i often brainstorm projects together and a few weeks ago she came up with a great one: women to watch in 2007. we both decided it would be great to team up and combine our knowledge of both european and american design (she's the european, i'm the american) to create a "list" of women we feel are important to acknowledge within the design industry. this will include designers, writers, people in film, etc and even those who do more untraditional jobs within the business. we'll be interviewing each woman via email or podcast to give you a better introduction and will be sharing them on both sites. today we launch with one of my favorite designers, alyssa ettinger. based in brooklyn, alyssa creates some of the most beautiful pottery in the industry. she was kind enough to join me for lunch in park slope on saturday and let me pick her brain about running a business and finding a way to make a living doing what you love. [click here] to listen to alyssa's full podcast and here to visit the site of the women to watch in 2007 section on d*s. i'll be including links to all pieces written by kristina as well. [photos of alyssa ettinger by jennifer lévy and pottery by naheed choudhry]

[just a note: the women featured won't be only european or american, we'll of course include anyone anywhere that we feel should be acknowledged]



Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, grace! amazing plans...can't wait to see how it all unfolds. i know it will be just wonderful. - joy

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy cow, you are filled with great ideas for 2007. I absolutely LOVE this idea and cannot wait to see the fruits of your labor.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a treat, Grace. Your energy and generosity is quite an inspiration! Thanks so much.

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love this idea! listend to Alyssa Ettinger, but I am not sure I fully agree with her outlook on design. To say you can not make a living as a full time potter, is a cop out. I can say to her, that there is enough "product" in the US market, that we need more thought provoking craft artists. It all depends on what you want out of it. Money and contemporary fame seems to be of an interest than the true aesthetic of ceramics.

12:08 PM  

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