This year’s Guest Artist Program at the 2018 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show will feature 26 artists from Germany, thanks to the support of Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk Berufsverband Handwerk Kunst Design E.V., a nationwide German organization of professional craftsmen, designers and artists.
The group of German artists is an impressive one, including Horst Max Lebert, a jewelry artist who was commissioned by the Met Breuer to create a jewelry collection that responds to the legacy of Marcel Breuer. This collection is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His designs are made from silver, gold and other precious materials and are designed to evoke in the wearer.
Artist Wolfgang Olbrisch creates leather handbags for women who seek a stylish option for every occasion: office, casual, evening and everyday use. His bags are made in a variety of sizes and are designed for both function and the spirit of the woman wearing it.
Artist Sabine Stasch is trained in millinery and textile design and uses her skill to create wearable yet elegant head coverings. Her unique pieces include hats, bonnets and headpieces.
Artist Katharina von der Marwitz is a jewelry maker who began her career as a ceramicist, which is evident in her jewelry. Primarily sterling silver, she incorporates copper, stones, bones and glass as well as handmade china.
To read about all of the German artists and to see examples of their work, click here.
Interested in meeting the German Artists in person? Get your tickets to this year’s show here.