Baltimore – American Craft Counsel Craft Show

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Today I went to the American Craft Counsel Craft show to see the exhibits and find out more about the organization.  There were 650 exhibitors from all over the US, but I did find a few exhibitors from the Chesapeake Bay area.  Here are some of the local artists.

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Miyasol by Aynek Etselec – One of a kind handbags.

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Wiwat Kamolpornwijit – jewelry

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Joanna – jewelry & metalsmith

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Amazing Steampunk Gadgetry by Ed Kidera – upcycled metal  sculptures

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Oxide Pottery – ceramics

There were craft demonstrations.  Jewelry making, wood turning and 3D printing.  The last pictures are items created by 3D printers.

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I talked to an American Craft Council representative about the organization.  The Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb “dedicated to championing contemporary American craft”.  They host craft shows around the US and promote education in, and appreciation of, crafts.  Their website is http://craftcouncil.org.  The website contains articles about artist and craftspeople, list of current exhibits, events and shows, and a online library dedicated to arts and crafts.  The library is more than seven decades in the making and contain digital images, documents, catalogues, audio  and documents the historic of national crafts.  This might be an interesting resource and I will definitely bookmark this website.

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Dee

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