Adamson House celebrates ‘Paper Potteries’

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UCLA extension design student Hamila Bahrami, extension design instructor and Adamson House Foundation board member Eleanor Schapa, extension design instructor and Adamson House docent Shepard Vineburg and design Student Homayra Bahrami celebrate the opening of the historic house’s new exhibit series. Photo courtesy of Shepard Vineburg

An opening reception for “Malibu Paper Potteries” took place April 1 at the Adamson House to kick off the Adamson House foundation’s new rotating exhibit program. The program will feature a new display each season at the Malibu Lagoon Museum.

The current exhibit on “Paper Potteries” is a tribute to the historic Malibu Potteries tile used throughout the Adamson House, which was built in 1929 and designed by architect Stiles O. Clements. Sisters and UCLA extension design students Hamila and Homayra Bahrami, who are both studying in the architecture and interior design program, created the work on display. The students were inspired to create the exhibit after a recent trip to the Adamson House during their Fundamentals of Interior Architecture class, led by instructor and house foundation board member Eleanor Schapa. The current exhibit is open through June.