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Event Details

October 12, 2022
1:00 pm –3:30 pm


Members: $20
Not-Yet-Members: $30
Registration Required


High Museum of Art
Greene Family Education Center

Event Description

Join us for a studio workshop inspired by the intersection of industrial design and handcraft as seen in Stephen Burks: Shelter in Place. We will begin by visiting the exhibition, where we will examine the ways that Burks brings together principles of design and handcrafted objects to enrich our relationship with domestic space. We will then create woven objects using colorfully dyed rattan, inspired by Burks’s palette, techniques, and designs. Each participant will be given the option to create a decorative bowl or a larger, pendant light shade and will bring a little “joyful living” back home. 

Studio Sessions are designed for adults, but all ages are welcome. Materials will be provided. No prior experience is necessary. This workshop is offered twice. 

For more information, please email lifelonglearning@high.org or call 404-733-5034. 

About Your Instructor

Sally Garner is a textile artist and educator based in Atlanta. Her work explores the various opposing forces in our everyday lives through the metaphor of weaving. She has taught a variety of textile techniques over the past ten years in classrooms and small workshops and is currently an instructor of textiles and foundational art at Georgia State University, where she is also pursuing her Master of Fine Arts. Her work is in private collections both nationally and internationally work; has been published multiple times in Fiber Art Now magazine; and has received awards from Fiber Art Now, the National Basketry Organization, and Surface Design Association. She will be a featured artist in an upcoming Textiles & Tea interview with the Handweavers Guild of America.


Image Credit: Anwar lamps (detail), 2015, copper, graphite, and brass, designed by Stephen Burks (American, born 1969), manufactured by Parachilna (Spain, established 2014), collection of the artist. Photo by Joe Coscia.