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Design Meets Craft – “My Best Of Show” from American Craft Show

Modern Design and Craft can marry perfectly and make amazingly beautiful accents to showcase your personal style in your home.

Design Meets Craft - ACCShow

Here’s a tip, a great way to find unique, handmade items for your home is to purchase from craftspeople at crafts shows and art fairs.  The American Crafts Council Show is a traveling crafts exhibit full of expert artisans making everything from ceramics to jewelry to furniture.  Since the show is in Atlanta this weekend I couldn’t wait to visit and see what I would find.

This year the crafts council features  “Modern Design Meets Craft” 4 vignettes by Atlanta interior designers – Willem Stear of TONIC Design, Jennifer Reiner and Robert White of Reiner White, James Wheeler of J Wheeler Designs, and Smith Hanes of Smith Hanes Studio.

One of the vignettes was inspired by the US North

Tonic Studios William Stear

“North” vignette by Willem Stear of TONIC Design

Clown - American Craft ShowThe beautiful handcrafted ceramic clown is available at the craft show.

There are so many talent craftspeople at the show so I hope you can go.  It was difficult narrowing down my list but –

Here’s a look at my “Best Of Show”:

Smart Glass Art - American Crafts Show

Colored Glass Chandelier by Kathleen Plate at Smart Glass Art

Smart Glass Art close-up - American Craft Show

The glass was recycled from wine bottles.  Amazing huh!

Fiber Collage Painting - Craft Council ShowFiber Collage Paintings by Sharon Tesser Fiber Artist

Desk - JF Kraftworks - American Craft ShowMaple Desk by Julian FK Harris of Kraftworks a student at Haywood Community College

Infinity Art table - American Craft SHow

Infinity Art Furnishings by Douglas Durkee  – see video of a fantastic light tables on my instagram.  It’s worth the click.

Jennifer McCurdy - American Craft Show

Ceramic Bowls by Jennifer McCurdy 

Jennifer McCurdy - American Craft ShowCeramic Bowls by Jennifer McCurdy

This show also featured excellent jewelry, wood, clothing, art, ceramics and a variety of crafts categories.

The American Craft Show is in Atlanta this weekend only.  Check out the show as it travel to the US locations or visit your local craft show to connect to local artisans and crafts people.

I’d love to know . . .

Do you create a craft? or What’s your favorite craft? 

Until next time …

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