Though little known to most of the public, Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman are revered in design circles for ceramics, tile mosaics, woodcarvings and textiles that had the kind of cheap-chic ethos so popular today. "One of our goals was to be affordable," Evelyn Ackerman says. "Not having a lot of money was the position we were in most of our young life, so it is what we strove to do for others." The Ackermans invited the Home section for a peek inside their home and studio. Here, with her "Cat and Bird" tapestry hanging by the living room, Evelyn Ackerman gets a little love from husband Jerome.
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