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January 10, 2011

At the same time that Pierre Koenig and Joseph Eichler were bringing modernism to California's landscape, artists and designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman were filling their homes with thoughtfully design, affordable modern goods. A new exhibit opening at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles on January 23—titled A Marriage of Craft and Design: The Work of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman—celebrates the couple's 50-plus-year design partnership and the products they produced. Click through our slideshow for a peek at some of the duo's designs that will be on display.

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Selection of functional ceramic vessels, slip-cast earthenware, Jerome Ackerman, 1953-59.
Selection of functional ceramic vessels, slip-cast earthenware, Jerome Ackerman, 1953-59.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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The designing couple: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, 1948. Image: Milton Lipton
The designing couple: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, 1948. Image: Milton Lipton
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<i>Three Campesinas</i> (triptych), hand-woven wool tapestry, Evelyn Ackerman, 1970-72.
Three Campesinas (triptych), hand-woven wool tapestry, Evelyn Ackerman, 1970-72.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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<i>King and Queen Door Pulls</i>, hand-cast brass with black mother-of-pearl inlay, Evelyn Ackerman, 1959.
King and Queen Door Pulls, hand-cast brass with black mother-of-pearl inlay, Evelyn Ackerman, 1959.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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<i>Striped Candy Tree</i>, hand-woven wool tapestry weave, Evelyn Ackerman, 1968.
Striped Candy Tree, hand-woven wool tapestry weave, Evelyn Ackerman, 1968.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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<i>Young Warrior</i>, glass-tile mosaic, Evelyn Ackerman, 1955.
Young Warrior, glass-tile mosaic, Evelyn Ackerman, 1955.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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<i>Table Top Candle Holder</i>, porcelain enamel on steel, Jerome Ackerman, 1958.
Table Top Candle Holder, porcelain enamel on steel, Jerome Ackerman, 1958.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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<i>Stained Glass</i>, hand hooked wool, Evelyn Ackerman, 1969.
Stained Glass, hand hooked wool, Evelyn Ackerman, 1969.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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<i>Cats</i>, porcelain and glass-tile mosaic table, Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, 1958.
Cats, porcelain and glass-tile mosaic table, Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, 1958.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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<i>St. George and the Dragon</i>, stained walnut machine- and hand-carved bas relief, Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, 1959.
St. George and the Dragon, stained walnut machine- and hand-carved bas relief, Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, 1959.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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<i>Horses’ Door Pulls</i>, hand-cast brass with vermillion agate inlay, Evelyn Ackerman, 1959.
Horses’ Door Pulls, hand-cast brass with vermillion agate inlay, Evelyn Ackerman, 1959.
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Steven Oliver Photography
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Selection of functional ceramic vessels, slip-cast earthenware, Jerome Ackerman, 1953-59.
Selection of functional ceramic vessels, slip-cast earthenware, Jerome Ackerman, 1953-59. Image courtesy of Steven Oliver Photography.

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