I’m heading to Arizona Tiki Oasis again — and this year, I’m doing some real history, sharing my research on the early tiki mug designer Stella Bodey. I’m pretty excited about my seminar talk and what I’ve been able to find out about this mystery woman of tiki — I’ve always especially enjoyed digging in to find out more about designers who did not get much recognition in their day and whose contributions might otherwise be lost to history. Arizona Tiki Oasis, now in its second year, is again being held at the FABULOUS Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona. I went last year, and it was a pretty darned special place — and event. My lecture is Friday >>
Here’s the writeup on my lecture, featured here on the Arizona Tiki Oasis site:
Uncovering the Legend of Stella Bodey with Pam Kueber
Stella Bodey Tiki mugs are among the rarest, early “crypto” tiki mugs and featured prominently in Oceanic Arts’ “Holy Grail” case. But who was this woman and her company, Spurlin Ceramics? Pam Kueber shares never-known-before details of Stella Bodey and her Tiki mugs that were featured in several places, including The Islander and The Tahitian in Los Angeles and the Mahi Mahi in Tennessee. See the last few known photos of this mystery woman of Tiki, learn about her company, and learn how her very distinctive mugs fit into the early history of Tiki.
Perhaps I will see you there?
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