The Cranbrook Academy of Art Ceramics, Fiber, and Metals departments in collaboration with Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research are hosting a symposium featuring alumni from Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing who have become successful professionals in the fields of craft, art, design and education. On Mentorship will generate dialogue between artists that hold critical practices and mentor the next generation of makers. Marcellus Armstrong, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Emily Culver, Annica Cuppetelli, Sonja Dahl, Jovencio de la Paz, Shannon Goff, Julia Heineccius, Thomas Müller, Seth Papac, Stacy Jo Scott, and Timothy Veske-McMahon, return to their alma mater to share their varied experiences since graduating through individual lectures. They will be joined by Glenn Adamson, writer, and curator working across craft, design, and contemporary art. Accompanied by Adamson as Moderator, the artists will take part in group panel discussions to consider the trajectory of arts education and provide insight into the future of the field of craft.


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