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Workmanship of Risk: Sculpture by Michal Cooper Book Signing

July 15, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Museum of Craft and Design

Join MCD and author Michael Cooper on Saturday, July 15, for an exclusive, early release book signing of “Workmanship of Risk: Sculpture by Michael Cooper,” slated to release on September 6, 2023.

This book is a lavishly illustrated retrospective showcase of the life and work of sculptor Michael Cooper of Sebastopol, California. More than 300 photographs provide an in-depth look into Michael’s youth in California’s Central Valley; his art education and training at San Jose State University and University of California at Berkeley; and his career development and accomplishments over five decades. Included are insightful and informative essays by renowned essayist and historian Paul Karlstrom and John Lavine, former editor of Woodwork magazine, and a foreword by Jeff Nathanson, executive director of the Museum of Sonoma County.

More than one hundred examples of Michael’s detailed working drawings reveal his design ideas and thought processes as he plans and creates his sculptures, and 285 large, stunning full-color photographs give the reader an intimate, almost tactile appreciation of the superb craftsmanship and creative expression apparent in his intriguing and thought-provoking sculptures.

MCD is thrilled to welcome Michael Cooper back. MCD’s inaugural exhibition in Dogpatch showcased twenty exquisitely crafted and thought provoking pieces of Cooper’s work in Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968 – 2011.

Reserve your copy of “Workmanship of Risk: Sculpture by Michael Cooper” now by visiting MCD’s online store.


July 15, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Museum of Craft and Design
2569 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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