Modern Design and Craft can marry perfectly and make amazingly beautiful accents to showcase your personal style in your home.
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
“North” vignette by Willem Stear of TONIC Design
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”:
Colored Glass Chandelier by Kathleen Plate at Smart Glass Art
The glass was recycled from wine bottles. Amazing huh!
Fiber Collage Paintings by Sharon Tesser Fiber Artist
Maple Desk by Julian FK Harris of Kraftworks a student at Haywood Community College
Ceramic 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 …