Cocktails and Conversation: Making a Life with Melanie Falick

Tuesday, November 12 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for cocktails and a live Q&A conversation with author Melanie Falick, artists Frances Palmer, Joelle Hoverson, and Nigel Holmes on their process, their craft, and what inspires them daily. Melanie's newest book, Making a Life, explores why we love making things by hand and captures the joy we get from slowing down and connecting. 

Joelle Hoverson is the founder and a co-owner of the visionary needlework supply company Purl Soho. She is also a passionate knitter, potter, and fine-art painter with a Masters of Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art. Before founding Purl, she worked as a senior style editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Frances Palmer is a potter known for her handmade functional ceramics. Her pieces have been carried by Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neue Galerie, Takashimaya, and the Philip Johnson Glass House, and featured in T: The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, The World of Interiors, House and Garden, British House & Garden, and Veranda, among others. She lives and works in Weston, Connecticut. Follow her on Instagram @francespalmer.

Nigel Holmes is a British-American graphic designer who spent 16 years at Time magazine, eventually becoming its graphics director. A pioneer in the field of information graphics, his clients have included Apple, Sony, National Geographic, and The New York Times. He has authored and contributed to several books on the subject, and has taught at Stanford and presented at TED Conferences. His work requires many hours in front of a computer, but these days he is most content when working by hand, whether creating lino-cut prints, wood carving, or sketching at the beach near his Westport home.

Reservations are required. $50 per person. Cost includes welcome cocktail, stationary cheese station, and Q&A panel.

Excerpted from Making a Life by Melanie Falick (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Rinnie Allen


Westport, CT
561 Post Road East, Westport, CT

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Join us for cocktails and a live Q&A conversation with author Melanie Falick, artists Frances Palmer, Joelle Hoverson, and Nigel Holmes on their process, their craft, and what inspires them daily. Melanie's newest book, Making a Life, explores why we love making things by hand and captures the joy we get from slowing down and connecting. 

Joelle Hoverson is the founder and a co-owner of the visionary needlework supply company Purl Soho. She is also a passionate knitter, potter, and fine-art painter with a Masters of Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art. Before founding Purl, she worked as a senior style editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Frances Palmer is a potter known for her handmade functional ceramics. Her pieces have been carried by Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neue Galerie, Takashimaya, and the Philip Johnson Glass House, and featured in T: The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, The World of Interiors, House and Garden, British House & Garden, and Veranda, among others. She lives and works in Weston, Connecticut. Follow her on Instagram @francespalmer.

Nigel Holmes is a British-American graphic designer who spent 16 years at Time magazine, eventually becoming its graphics director. A pioneer in the field of information graphics, his clients have included Apple, Sony, National Geographic, and The New York Times. He has authored and contributed to several books on the subject, and has taught at Stanford and presented at TED Conferences. His work requires many hours in front of a computer, but these days he is most content when working by hand, whether creating lino-cut prints, wood carving, or sketching at the beach near his Westport home.

Reservations are required. $50 per person. Cost includes welcome cocktail, stationary cheese station, and Q&A panel.

Excerpted from Making a Life by Melanie Falick (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Rinnie Allen


Westport, CT
561 Post Road East, Westport, CT

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