5 design things to do this week

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Heath Ceramics

Tung Chiang and his team ñ with the help of our master glazer, Winnie Crittendon, Edith Heathís niece ñ have created over 100 one-of-a-kind works (and 100 additional experimental pieces) that focus on the possibilities of Heathís glazes.

Tung designed tall vessels in a softened triangular shape; plates and platters; and grooved vases ñ to show how glaze can react differently to shape: gravity in the case of the tall vessels, stillness on the plates, and flow in the case of grooved vases.

Vessels: 20″, 18″, 15.5″ ($675, 625, 575). Slip-cast and hand-glazed.

An architecture-themed auction for LA Forum, a live magazine event at the historic Ace Theater, a glaze-themed ceramics show, a design fair in Santa Monica, and film noir screenings at Union Station.

West Hollywood Bell Tower by Tom Wiscombe Architects.

1) LA Forum 2016 Online Auction

Bid on the model of Tom Wiscombe’s winning design for the City of West Hollywood’s digital billboard; or on original sketches and drawings by Neil Denari, Lorcan O’Herlihy and other LA architects and artists. It’s all to help secure the future for LA Forum, a nonprofit that for the last 30 years has been a lively venue for ideas and exchange about architecture in LA, through events, exhibitions, books and its Out There Doing It series.

When: Bid NOW!  Auction closes Nov. 13 at 9 pm

Where: LA Forum’s online auction

Come view the works in person at their open house on Sunday, Nov. 6 from  3 – 7 pm at Lehrer Architects, 2140 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Also: If you want to see LA Forum in action, check out ‘Out There Doing it 2016: Panel 2’, the second of three nights of discussions with emerging practitioners in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism in Los Angeles. Get details here.

When: Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm

Where: Neutra VDL Studio, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 

Tickets: $10.  Get tickets here.

Design showrooms are inside and out at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica.

2) WestEdge Design Fair

Move over airplanes, designers are moving in to Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica airport.  Sophisticated brands from around the world are taking off in the Los Angeles design and cultural scene.  From top international brands to local emerging talent, exhibitions, demonstrations, books signings and special events., and everything is available for purchase.

When: Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 3-6, including opening night party Thursday night.  See full schedule here.

Where: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Tickets: Advance $20-$45, On-site $25/day, Opening night party $95, Children under 12 free.  Get tickets here.  Parking $10 flat rate.

Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Photo by Sam Wolson
Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Photo by Sam Wolson

3) Pop-Up Magazine at the Ace Hotel

It’s like a magazine, but live on stage. Come see and hear writers reading stories that have yet to be written, filmmakers’ visions of movies that have yet to be made and many other artists presenting works in progress.  Get a sneak-peek at the creative ideas that everyone else will be talking about a year from now. All material is new and never published, and the event will not be recorded, so this is as LIVE as it gets!

When: Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:30 pm

Where: The Theater at the Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015

Tickets: $25-$45.  Get tickets here.

DTLA: Public spaces as art, with Film Noir at Union Station and the Historic Core Mural walking tour.

4) DTLA: Film Noir at Union Station and DTLA Artwalk: Historic Core Mural Tour

Catch a series of film noir classics—all with scenes shot at Union Station—screened inside of the historic train depot. This Friday night there’s a screening of 1949’s “Criss Cross,” featuring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne DeCarlo and a young Tony Curtis, with lots of scenes shot in and around Bunker Hill and Union Station.

On Saturday morning, take a walking tour to learn the behind-the-scenes stories of some of L.A’s most iconic and interesting public artworks.

Film Noir at Union Station: Friday, Nov. 4, 8 pm.  Union Station, 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles. Free. Seating is first-come, first-serve. More information here.

Historic Core Mural Tour: Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 am – 1 pm, Meet at Grand Central Market, 317 South Broadway (Meet on Hill St. side), Los Angeles, CA 90013.  $20.  Get tickets here.

Explore the power of glazes at Heath Ceramics Design Series 4

5) Heath Ceramics Design Series 4: Alchemy

Heath Ceramics Studio director Tung Chiang and his team, along with the help of master glazer, Winnie Crittendon — Edith Heath’s niece — created over 100 one-of-a-kind works (and 100 additional experimental pieces) that focus on the mysteries and magic of glazes.  Design Series 4 shares the results of their combined knowledge and experience in a collection of tall vessels, grooved vases, plates, and platters.

When: Saturday, Nov. 5.  Opening Reception 6 – 8 pm.  Artist talk with Tung, Winnie, and LA studio manager Alex Reed sharing their experiences and work at 5:30 pm (separate RSVP).

Where: Heath Ceramics, 7525 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, 90036

Tickets: Free.  Opening Reception Register hereArtist Talk Register here.