California's Designing Women / San Diego Book Signing
California’s Designing Women 1896-1986
BOOK SIGNING: Saturday, March 1, 2 to 5 PM
At Boomerang for Modern, 2475 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Writer-editor Bill Stern, executive director of the Museum of California Design, who is also the author of “California Pottery: From Missions to Modernism” with photographs by Peter Brenner (Chronicle Books, 2000) and “Mid-Century Mandarin: The Clay Canvasses of Tyrus Wong” with photographs by Peter Brenner (Museum of California Design, 2004).
Marilyn Austin who, in the 1960s, designed large-scale Modernist ceramics for Architectural Pottery and large-scale Modernist fiberglass planters for Architectural Fiberglass. Later, Austin established her own interior design business, Design Austin.
The San Diego-based Arline Fisch who creates wearable art. She is best known for her silver work, which is in the collections of major museums around the world.
Judith Hendler who began making jewelry in the 1970s when she found a stash of surplus acrylic that had been intended for aircraft windshields and fighter plane canopies. Her jewelry was worn by Joan Collins on one of the 1980s’ most popular television shows, “Dynasty.”
Cher Pendarvis of Ocean Beach who began shaping surfboards in the 1970s and was the first woman in the Channin Surfboards factory in San Diego County. She now heads her own graphic design business.