Eva Zeisel: an unforgettable designer, an unforgettable life – online lecture

The second IMoDD lecture in the Unforgettable Dinnerware series is on Wednesday, April 13
“Eva Zeisel: an unforgettable designer, an unforgettable life,”
presented by Jean Zeisel Richards as part of the IMoDD “Unforgettable Dinnerware” lecture series
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Jean Richards, Eva’s daughter, in a conversation with collector Scott Vermillion, will describe Eva’s life and career, its highlights and low points (such as 16 months in a Stalinist prison), and what it was like growing up with this remarkable, adventurous woman, who believed that everyone can appreciate beauty, and aimed to give it to them. Part of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design’s “Unforgettable Dinnerware” lecture series hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library.
You may register for the free virtual presentation at www.dinnerwaremuseum.org and we will send you a link the afternoon of the event.
The link to join the event will also be posted at the Ann Arbor District Library website (https://aadl.org/events/) about 15 minutes before the event.
photo courtesy TalismanPHOTO

movie day: Wei Zhang

Zhang’s work weaves in and around the intersections of design and craft fostering a practice within both Industrial Design and Ceramics. Fusing technology into traditional clay techniques, his pieces combine elements of furniture, sculpture, installation and experimentation. His forms are inspired from his travels, captured in his photography, from the mountains of Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, China to the interior volcanos of Iceland. In Fall 2021, Zhang will enter the Global Innovation Design (MA) at Royal College of Art in London in hopes to further his aesthetic fusions and broaden expectations of what clay can do.

This series highlights the intersections of art, design, theory, social justice and research in interviewed conversations within the RISD community, its faculty and students.

Written | Directed | Edited by Holly Gaboriault [MA Global Arts + Cultures ’21]

Original Music by Antonio Forte

job posting: Sask Craft Council

Marketing & Design Coordinator


This is a multi-faceted position that requires a background in graphic design – both print and digital – and an understanding of advertising, marketing and promotions coupled with good inter-personal and public communication skills.

You will be required to work both independently when needed, and in coordination with SCC or other provincial craft council team members. You will be called upon to be a spokesperson, advocate and representative for the organization to the general public and to the membership.

Flexibility and patience are assets when working with a membership of very diverse artists. Those qualities are also helpful when you are asked to step outside your usual roles and tasks, to help in other areas of the organization.

The Marketing & Design Coordinator works within a team-based environment to:

  • design marketing plans and collateral materials to promote our programs, gallery exhibitions, boutique, online sales and our artist members;
  • communicate with our members, industry partners, stakeholders, news media, and the general public;
  • raise awareness of Saskatchewan fine craft artists and fine craft in general;
  • build and promote the SCC brand identity;
  • help maintain or increase revenues through development of marketing pieces to promote in-person and online sales of SCC members’ works; and
  • network and build community locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Principal duties and responsibilities include:

  • designing, creating and producing print and digital materials;
  • photographing exhibitions, events and products for promotional use;
  • working with our digital content coordinator to create and tailor content for SCC social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc;
  • editing digital communications such as (but not restricted to) SaskCreate e-news, Talking Craft e-news, SCC news releases; and
  • writing, as needed: blog posts, advertising copy, website copy, talking points.

Knowledge required:

  • BFA in Graphic Design (or other appropriate design certificate);
  • Working experience in marketing, communications, advertising, including print and digital media production; and
  • Working knowledge of photography including product photography and digital phone photography apps.
  • An interest in one or more type of craft, or an acquaintance with some Saskatchewan craft artists, is very useful.
  • An understanding of the craft industry is an asset.

Skills needed:

  • Organized, understands production timelines, able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple jobs;
  • Team player who is flexible and calm under pressure;
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently with the following design software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Word, Excel;
  •  Enjoys learning new applications: Google docs, Google calendar, Slack, Dropbox, WeTransfer. AirTable, Jotform, Shopify and more;
  • Able to select service suppliers, request quotes, supervise work, deal with production problems, and maintain a good rapport with suppliers; and
  • Be aware of opportunities to partner and engage with other organizations or events, then facilitate.

Project and grant based work often involves in-person or teleconference meetings; design and production of print or other collateral materials; print and digital promotions; reporting; and lending a hand at events when short staffed: exhibition receptions, fine craft markets, workshops. Additional hours may be required for SCC projects.

Lastly, but not least, our efforts go towards supporting and promoting our artists. When someone sees something from the SCC they should go, “Great piece of craft! Who is the artist? How do I purchase it from SCC?” – not “Great graphic design. Who is the designer?”

Job specifics:

  • 21 hours per week, with additional hours based on project requirements;
  • Compensation is at Pay Band 5, based on $21.51 to $24.96 per hour; benefits package included;
  • The position is governed by the SCC’s Collective Agreement with SGEU.

The Saskatchewan Craft Council believes that people from Indigenous, people of colour, women, disabilities and LGBTQ communities must be centred in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other underrepresented communities.

Apply via email with cover letter, resume, samples of work and campaigns, to: [email protected] (No phone calls please.)


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