Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

A Marriage of Craft and Design


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.

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