Writings & Essays

Structure and Surface is a project full of history and rich in ideas. As the manufacturer residencies and artistic responses unfold, Philadelphia arts and culture journalist John Vettese chronicles the process in words in photographs In this section of the website. In addition, local historians Ken Finkle and Walter Licht will provide context about Philadelphia’s manufacturing and textile industries through periodic articles and updates, and other project contributors will share their thoughts as well.

6/18 – Walter Licht Speaks On Philadelphia Textile Heritage by John Vettese

6/19 – Meet the Teams: Amy Orr and Humphrys Textile/Coversports by John Vettese

6/19 – Meet the Teams: Julie Lorch and Clemson Winding by John Vettese

6/19 – Meet the Teams: Katherine Shozawa and Churchville Fabrics by John Vettese

6/19 – Meet the Teams: Kelly Cobb and Bentley Robe Company by John Vettese

6/19 – Meet the Teams: Piper Shepard and Wayne Mills by John Vettese

6/19 – Meet the Teams: Susie Brandt and G.J. Littlewood & Son Dyers by John Vettese

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