Emily Pilloton is one of the guest designers that JP Reuter has invited in years past. She’s returned to talk to this year’s crop of students. She’s also here in conjunction with her new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft about her design company and her work in Bertie, North Carolina. She and her partner Matt have taken design to another level, teaching community college classes to high school students who previously could not even read a ruler and guiding them to design and build all kinds of things. Their most recent project was a farmers market pavilion in their community. Pilloton’s exhibit documents the past year of the work they and their students have created.
How is your experience of the world changed by design? What physical places move you? Why?
- JP Reuer: Chair of the MFA in Applied Craft and Design at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and the Pacific Northwest College of Art
- Emily Pilloton: Founder and executive director of Project H Design