“The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show has not only been an incredible opportunity to connect with many great artists around the United States, but also a great gateway to meeting new clients for my work.”
(Above: Necklace by Tom Herman)
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Jewelry artist Elizabeth Farber was selected in the Emerging Artists category in the 2015 Craft Show.
What drew you to apply to the PMA Craft Show this year?
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is recognized as one of the few extremely prestigious and exclusive shows for fine craft in the US. I’m extremely excited to have been accepted as an exhibitor for 2015.
What do you expect to get out of the experience?
Doug Bucci’s white neckpiece, part of his Islet series, is made from glass-filled nylon and produced on a 3D printer.
If you were worried that technology might be sucking the life out of craft, don’t.
“It’s the opposite. If the digital age was perceived as dehumanizing and the removal of the hand, the postdigital age is about humanizing technology, and using it for the betterment of people,” says Philadelphia-based artist and educator Doug Bucci.