Making a Life – The Conversation

Melanie Falick presents

Making a Life: The Conversation

with Kaffe Fassett & Erin Lee Gafill

Saturday, June 20
10 am Pacific Time

Kaffe Fassett, Erin Lee Gafill, Color Duets

An intimate Zoom conversation with host Melanie Falick and special guests Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill about the power of making by hand to give our lives authenticity and meaning, and to celebrate the publication of COLOR DUETS, Kaffe and Erin’s new book and an upcoming exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art.

There is limited enrolment at this virtual event, so, register today to guarantee your spot!

Melanie Falick – presenter

Melanie Falick, Making a Life - Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live

Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative director—and a lifelong maker. Her new book, Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live, was named one of the best books of 2019 by Publishers Weekly. She is the former publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, where she spearheaded books by many of the DIY world’s most esteemed authors, including Kaffe Fassett, Natalie Chanin, Lena Corwin, and Lotta Jansdotter. She is also the creative director and editor of Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides

Still Life Painting in Kaffe’s Studio

Last January Erin and Kaffe were able to spend a week together at his London studio. Kaffe was always “at it” before Erin, but one morning he just had too much else to do.

Kaffe's Scraps with Fruit Tin by Erin Lee Gafill
Kaffe’s Scraps with Fruit Tin by Erin Lee Gafill – Oil on Canvas – 16″ x 20″

Last January Erin and Kaffe were able to spend a week together at his London studio. Kaffe was always “at it” before Erin, but one morning he just had too much else to do. Before Erin got started, Kaffe set up a challenging still life. There was a background of four patterned fabrics and a group of his most colorful ceramics.

Erin got to work and spent most of the day rendering the challenging arrangement. By the end of the day, she had painted Kaffe’s favorite piece from their week together, and the painting that now graces the back cover of the book. Color Duets records more than ten years of painting together for Kaffe and Erin. We are looking forward to next May when the show should open at the Monterey Museum of Art, and once again, they can come together to paint. This time in their Big Sur, California Retreat.