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The Evolving Hand

October 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

An organic conversation about making between the lines of craft

Sara Huston, Annica Cuppetelli, and Abbie Miller have been collaborating and discussing craft, art, and design for more than ten years both as makers and educators. Join the three creators in conversation as they delve into their individual use of both hand work and machine techniques, and share their research on the various layers of production and information that are intertwined with objects, processes, and materials, as well as their need to evolve, adapt, and establish craft in relationship to making and industry. The event will be at GMA Architects where Miller’s ongoing exhibition serves as a backdrop for the talk.

Annica Cuppetelli is a Detroit based fiber artist whose works explore the relationship of the body to clothing and the environment. Drawing on her past experiences as a fashion designer and garment maker she uses those materials and skills to question the nature of fashion and its complex relationship with identity and the female body.
Sara Huston is a craftsperson, designer, educator, and curator. Her studio, The Last Attempt at Greatness, is cross-disciplinary and engages design, craft, and community engagement. Her practice explores rural living and ideas of progress, expectations, and value. Sara’s work aims to provoke discourse and contemplation in an attempt to disrupt conventional ways of thinking, induce reflection and challenge the boundaries of what is known.
Abbie Miller is an artist and designer who seams fashion and sculpture to invite dialogue between art, craft, and design and the nature of embodiment. Through her sculptural installations, she explores the intricacies of constructing physical forms and surfaces, with a particular emphasis on transforming the two dimensional to the three dimensional.


October 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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GMA Architects
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GMA Architects
240 N Broadway, Unit 203
Portland, OR 97227 United States
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