Don’t miss the Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh November 11th – 13th And keep reading for details on the ticket giveaway!
This November, master craft artisans will convene in Raleigh for the annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market – a premier three-day event representing a showcase of jury-selected artists from North Carolina and across the United States. Formerly known as the Fine Designer Craft Show, the 2016 Market has established a new home in the heart of Downtown Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center to connect artists and enthusiasts through a love of exceptional artisan craft.
I have lived in North Carolina for a long time now and I am sorry to say I have never been to the Carolina Artisan Craft Market! I am shocked because I love these kinds of markets. Markets that feature local artists, one of a kind items, and a wide variety of items. How could I have missed this for so many years?!
The market is hosted by local nonprofit the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, the 47th Annual Market will feature a diverse mix of craft art including pottery, sculpture, wearable and decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, furniture, leather, basketry, printmaking and mixed media. The diverse representation of artists appeals to every type of craft enthusiast from the established collector to holiday shoppers looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.
“The Guild has always represented the very best of craft in North Carolina and the surrounding areas,” said Jeff Pender, ceramic artist in Mooresville, NC. “It is an honor and privilege to be able to show my work alongside the high-level of craftsmanship that is required of all members.”
Woodworker Archie Smith of Mt. Pleasant, NC said, “Attending the Market allows shoppers to view the work of many skilled craftsmen while meeting and talking one-on-one. It makes the experience much more meaningful than simply going to a store or gallery and purchasing a piece.”
While attendees browse the finest collection of craft and handmade art, you will also enjoy live music and artist demonstrations. The Carolina Artisan Craft Market opens Friday, November 11 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Single-day and weekend passes can be purchased online at carolinaartisancraft.com. OR YOU CAN WAIT 4 DAYS AND I WILL BE GIVING AWAY 4 TICKETS TO THREE WINNERS! How awesome is that?
Check out some of the artist featured in this years Carolina Artisan Craft Market:
Wendy Allen, Fiber Artist and Fashion Designer in Durham, North Carolina creates colorful, chic hand felted merino wool hats, scarves, mittens, accessories and other lovely adornments out of her MissFitt Studio.
Tim Britton, metal craftsmen, has been making knives for over 40 years. His cutlery are in use throughout the world. Tim Britton knives are current with the intricacies and preferences of the custom knife market. In his Winston-Salem studio he focuses on both traditional style slip joint folders and useful tactical designs. They are top quality knives with flat steel blades and the finest handle material kept thin and sleek.
Teddy Devereux, Glass Artist in Durham, North Carolina, creates fused glass wall hangings, sculptures, tiles, ornaments, and dichroic jewelry. Her designs are inspired from a lifelong fascination with the beauty of nature and natural patterns.
Kevin Duval is a metal artist in Wilmington, North Carolina. He creates large, multi-axis, wall mounted, interactive kinetic sculptures. Each work has several counterbalanced armatures to interact with one another.
Nadine Zenobi, Jeweler, creates jewelry that expresses her gift of creativity and healing at her studio Sky Rivers Jewelry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Bringing a sense of grace and anti-gravity to each piece, Mary and Lou Ann’s jewelry design is influenced by a mid-century modern aesthetic. Crisp, strong lines, clean color and a relationship to the universe and its machinations, infused throughout with a sense of joy and hope.
Linda and Jim Dalton are potters in West End, North Carolina. In their studio they create unique functional and decorative pottery. They often incorporate found natural elements such as driftwood, horsehair, ferns and leaves. Their firing techniques include raku and saggar.
Mark Ellis is a woodworker in his Dillworth home workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina. Using a combination of retro 50’s design and more than 15 varieties of salvaged tropical hardwoods, he creates one of a kind birdhouses that are beautiful enough for indoors and strong enough for outdoors.
Inspired from the natural complexity of our surroundings, each glass kaleidoscope is sculpturally appealing on the outside and spatially revealing on the inside with harmonic balance of shape, color and form.
Michael has been a fiber artist for more than 27 years creating out of his studio in the mountains of Western North Carolina. His work concentrates on hand-dyeing, discharging and air-brushing 100% silk using the ancient techniques of Shibori.
This is just a handful of the artist that will be showcased at the Carolina Artisan Craft Market, check out more of the featured artists here.
And don’t forget to come back Wednesday October 5th for your chance to win a 4 pack of tickets to the Carolina Artisan Craft Market – See you then!