The artists are getting ready, the website is being updated, and the internet will be the portal to joining this year’s online Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show from wherever you are. We’ve highlighted an artist from each category in this preview to get you started. Stay tuned for Part Two next week and follow our social media @pmacraftshow for continued updates.
(Above: pendant by Hannah Long)
(Above: baskets by Kari Lonning)
Hannah Long describes her work as sculptural modern jewelry and adornment evocative of bohemian culture with an organic flair. Hannah ethically sources much of her materials, digging for fossils and gemstones and collecting black coral washed up on the beaches near her home in south Florida.
See all the emerging artists HERE.
Kari Lonning’s artist-dyed rattan reed baskets are distinctive and functional. A basketmaker since 1975, Kari is best known for her complex weaving process she refers to as her “hairy technique.”
See all the basketry artists HERE.
(Above: plates by Ryan Greenheck)
(Above: quilt by Erin Wilson)
Ryan Greenheck is currently a practicing studio potter and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and his work is represented in galleries throughout the US. Ryan’s vessels are monochromatic in color, emphasizing the infrastructure, an essential component in his pottery.
See all the ceramic artists HERE.
Erin Wilson’s quilts are rooted in hand-dyed color, architectural imagery, and intricate piecework. Her natural affinity to color and fabric developed into an extended study of the urban environment. Her quilts are about cities, inspired in part by the view out the window.
See all the fiber decorative artists HERE.
(Above: outfit by Nicole Haddad)
(Above: lighting by Ben Gillespie)
(Above: glass sphere by Scott Pernicka)
Nicole Haddad started her distinctive clothing line Lobo Mau as a way to provide an alternative to fast fashion, a process she sees as a polluting and ethically controversial industry. She describes her process as slow fashion, with extensive fabric research and testing, and careful design and fitting. She and her brother Jordan run the business in south Philadelphia and have expanded their reach to New York, LA, and London.
See all the fiber wearable artists HERE.
Ben Gillespie designs and fabricates custom lighting in his Philadelphia studio. The lighting pieces combine cutting-edge technology, natural materials, and minimalist design. His brand OVUUD evolved from the desire to keep design simple yet interesting.
See all the furniture artists HERE.
Scott Pernicka started experimenting with three-dimensional space in sculpture during his college years. Known for his vortex marble spheres, Scott pushes the boundaries of color and form as spirals of color create visual depths and optical illusions.
See all the glass artists HERE.
Go HERE to see the full list of artists, and save the dates for this year’s online Show, November 6th-8th, with a virtual preview event on November 5th.