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design, tradition, survival, inspiration


October 5th, 2011

NANCY FROEHLICH is a photographer, designer, print-maker and potter; often fusing multiple mediums to create interdisciplinary works. She graduated from the University of Washington with a double degree in Comparative History of Ideas and American Ethnic Studies and received an MA in Digital Arts and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Nancy has shown her work on both coasts of the US and conducted research and independent projects in Indonesia, South Africa, India, Serbia and Germany. She was the director of photography and a graphic designer for DIY Design it Yourself, edited by Ellen Lupton. Her design work has also appeared in Graphic Design the New Basics published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Currently her personal work is taking multiple directions: Collaborating on a book proposal focusing on interdisciplinary design and process, fusing ceramic form with illustrations, and continuing her portrait work that explores gender. She currently lives in the Oregon coast range and is an assistant professor at Oregon State University.











JUDY FRATER believes that the traditional crafts person is the best designer to make the work economically viable to consumers and a larger market. Through practical and relevant education on technology and marketing, Judy is building the expertise of the crafts person to make a significant contribution to the sustainability of the craft tradition. She is the co-founder of Kala Raksha , a new model for development through handicrafts: the interlinking of two parts, preservation of age-old traditions, and income generation via contemporary work.

In March 2009 Judy received the Sir Misha Black Medal for Distinguished Services to Design Education. And in 2011, she received the Crafts Council of India Kamala award for service to the field of crafts. She is currently living in Bhuj, India and is the Project Director for KRV.

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