Maureen Banner

born Chicago, IL 1946
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Photo by Pat Arnow.
Also known as
  • Mrs. Michael Banner
  • Maureen Arnow Banner
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Active in
  • Monterey, Massachusetts, United States

Michael Banner and his wife, Maureen, design and create individually, but are best known for collaborating on coffee and tea services. The Banners begin a piece by brainstorming ideas: Michael waves his arms to describe how he thinks the object will look, and Maureen draws the sketches. The two then create prototypes out of sheet metal, making certain that the pieces are properly balanced. The entire process from idea to finished object can take several weeks.