The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

SAVE THE DATE FOR A SHOWCASE OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN

Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2019

Gala Preview Party – Thursday November 7, 2019

 

Julie & Ken Girardini

Sykesville, MD

We create contemporary metal design by using steel, copper, wood, glass and wire. Each piece is individually handmade in our studio and represents what we believe is the best combination of art, design and functionality. We work with tools that include a plasma cutter, welder, band saw, and grinders. We polish, bend, form & patina the metals. We slump, fuse and sandblast glass. We join, sand and stain wood and we lacquer all pieces for durability and ease of care. We make art you can use.

Keith & Susy Waters

Boston, MA

Our trays are exquisitely handmade in Boston Massachusetts from the finest maple and Baltic plywood. Once milled the frames are painted and our artwork hand silkscreened in small batches onto the tray bases. Large overlapping maple splines are used to rigidly connect the sides providing a unique styling to the tray. The smaller trays have strong overlapping finger joints. In addition we build our unique maple stands which can be used in two configurations - high or low - to suit your needs. When you are ready to put the tray away, the two sides un-slot and can be placed snuggly inside the tray for compact storage.

David Talley

Tenants Harbor, ME

Ever since that moment in 1998 when I gasped, breath-taken, by the presence of one of my first pieces, I have realized the potential for furniture to evoke a calling and artistically inspire us. Over these years I have been motivated to manifest timelessly classic pieces of functional art of ever-greater value, exploring a wide range of original designs. My current designs are intended to be more than just utilitarian but also to make a statement, to be "jewelry" for the home and office.

Kibaek Sung

Rochester, NY

In life, there are a lot of objects around us; tableware, furniture, lights, etc., which accessorize and support our lives. Through my series of works, I would like to give more meaning to these everyday objects. By giving these objects more meaning than their original function and value, also gives pleasure to the people who use them. Movement and function are inseparable in my work, and new meaning comes through solving the relationship between the form and the function of the object.

Bradford Smith

Lansdale, PA

Furniture is often categorized into easily recognized styles such as Shaker, Country or Arts and Crafts. Over the past 30 years, I have worked to develop a design language that is truly my own. My description of my style would be warm contemporary. In doing so, I have been able to create furniture that cannot be pigeonholed into an existing style. Despite this, my work has a familiarity. I achieve this through the use of solid hardwoods, recycled materials, good proportions, and old-fashioned usefulness.

Jo Roessler

Easthampton, MA

Nojo Design's work is artist designed contemporary wood furniture. Each piece is individually designed and handcrafted using a blend of traditional techniques and modern technology.

James Pearce

Peoria, IL

2018 Excellence in Wood

My work is crafted entirely from wood. All parts are original and hand made. I do not use any reclaimed parts or metal in my pieces. All of my work is functional and can be adjusted in height with a turn of the crank.

Paul Monfredo & Nancy McCormick

Seal Harbor, ME

We are a husband and wife team who create decorative mirrors together using images from the natural world, illuminated books, art history and architecture. While our materials and techniques are traditional and straightforward, our aim is whimsical and fun. People respond to our work in a variety of ways ranging from being pleasantly amused to profoundly moved. We have been collaborating in this work for nearly thirty years, yet continue to explore and develop new images and techniques.

Richard Judd

Belleville, WI

This sculptural furniture uses a bent ply lamination process. The birch core is sustainably harvested. The high figure veneer faces are rotary sliced off the log for the most efficient use of this prized natural resource. I am inspired to share the story of conservation and creation of timeless classics.

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