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MCD Members Tour: Lia Cook and Ehren Tool, Berkeley

May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Date: Saturday, May 18 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Price: $35 MCD Members, $45 public (Join Now!)
Online ticket sales available through 3 PM on Thursday, May 16. Late registration is available through 5PM on Friday, May 17 with our Administrative Coordinator at admin@sfmcd.org or (415) 773-0303.

Join the Museum of Craft and Design in Berkeley to tour the studios of textile artist Lia Cook and ceramic artist Ehren Tool.

Lia Cook has long been a pioneer in the area of weaving—particularly in the creative use of cutting edge technology, jacquard systems and complex weave structures. Her prominence in this field is broadly recognized. An active studio artist since the 1970s, her work has taken many innovative pathways through the decades. Her recent work focuses on the relationship between neurological responses and woven textiles.

Ehren Tool’s work is heavily influenced by his service in the Marine Corps and his return to the civilian world. A Gulf War veteran, Tool has been hand-making and distributing his ceramic cups since 2001. Now numbering more than 21,000 cups total, his prolific production of cups is his preferred method of storytelling. In his words, “the cup is the appropriate scale to talk about war. The cups go into the world hand-to-hand, one story at a time.” Learn more about his cups and work in a recent NY Times article by C. J. Chivers. As a special take away, each participant will receive one of Tool’s unique ceramic cups.

This event is $35 for MCD members of all levels (with promo code) and $45 for non-members. Purchase your tickets here. Space is limited.

To become a member and save on future trips, join today at sfmcd.org/join.
If you are a member and did not receive a promo code, please contact us at membership@sfmcd.org or call 415.773.0303 ext. 304.

Please note: Guests should plan to provide their own transportation to each studio. Areas of the studio spaces are not accessible for wheelchairs.


Learn more about Lia Cook and Ehren Tool in these videos by Craft in America! Then come explore their creative process and hear their stories first hand during the tour!



May 18, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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