November Clambake

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Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of the cool new design work that is happening in RI. Two presenters from two different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A.

In 2018, we are traveling around RI to find a new home for Clambake. Find us throughout the state this year! With DESIGN WEEK RI in September, we’re combining October & November Clambake into one!

In November, we’re at Studio Rainwater in E. Providence.

See the work of our speakers on the Facebook Event and register today!


Maria Martinez

Whetstone Workshop & The Illuminated Oven

Maria Martinez is the co-founder and director of operations, at Whetstone Workshop and The Illuminated Oven. Whetstone is a creative design and fabrication firm specializing in architectural metalwork and sculptural installations. The Illuminated Oven is a wholesale bakery, supplying local cafes with pastries made from farm fresh ingredients.

Maria earned a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry in 2005, and started her career at a Cambridge biotech start-up before moving to Rhode Island. Here she joined Save The Bay, restoring sea grass and shellfish populations in Narragansett Bay.

Maria enjoys the practicality of solving production challenges and also the creativity of developing business strategies. She has spent the last few years marketing Whetstone as collaborative partner to designers and architects, landing larger, more complex projects. Whetstone installed their first international project this year, and will also be completing their first local installation in Providence, RI.

Sarah Rainwater

Studio Rainwater

Sarah Rainwater is the Founder and Creative Director of Studio Rainwater. Studio Rainwater is an award-winning branding and graphic design agency based in Providence, Rhode Island. From a logo or website to a multi-platform campaign, our work combines identity, environmental design, print, interactive, and animation to create results that are exciting, engaging, and cohesive across all media. Our clients include innovative companies, educational and cultural institutions, and nonprofits.

Before founding Studio Rainwater, Sarah was a designer and art director in New York and Los Angeles where she worked on projects for the Guggenheim Museum, Sony, Four Seasons, Paramount Pictures, Time Warner, Reebok, and Honda among many others. Her background in fine art and extensive experience gives her a deep understanding of art, technology, and design that makes her perspective distinct yet accessible.