On this episode of Clever, Amy Devers talks to furniture designer & maker, artist, and educator Wendy Maruyama, who is a legend in her field. Born with Cerebral Palsy, deaf and growing up 3rd generation Japanese-American she discovered an interest in woodworking as a teenager and by early adulthood was one of the first two women to get an MFA in Furniture Design from RIT. Throughout her nearly 50-year career, Wendy has been extremely influential in the world of studio and artistic furniture. She’s also a badass feminist, and funny as all hell. Listen:
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