Cooper-Hewitt is proud to present Design by Hand from fall 2013 through spring 2017. This exciting new series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations, and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs will connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.

Each week spotlights an innovative design firm, beginning with the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko in 2013, followed by American design pioneer Heath Ceramics in spring 2014. The Shop currently carries a curated selection of Marimekko products to coincide with this series.

Design by Hand | Heath Ceramics: Clay Bead Design (Teen Workshop)  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Explore texture, pattern, and glaze to create ceramic beads at this hands-on workshop for teens led by Heath Ceramics.

About the Design by Hand series:
Launched in fall 2013 with the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.

Image by Jeffery Cross

Design by Hand | Heath Ceramics: 2D to 3D (College Workshop)  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Work with designers from Heath Ceramics to design tea sets and tableware. You will gain a deeper understanding of line and ergonomics using a process involving paper cutouts.

NB: This workshop is open to college students with valid student ID only.

Design by Hand | Heath Ceramics: Clay Bead Design (Adult Workshop)  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Explore texture, pattern, and glaze to create ceramic beads at this hands-on workshop for adults led by Heath Ceramics.

About the Design by Hand series:
Launched in fall 2013 with the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.
Image by Jeffery Cross

Design by Hand | Public Lecture with Heath Ceramics  

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Greene Space at New York Public Radio

Join us as Catherine Bailey (Creative Director), Robin Petravic (Managing Director), and Tung Chiang (San Francisco Studio Director) of Heath Ceramics talk about the history and inspiration behind the iconic American brand.