Sourcing Fine Craft for Home Interiors
(Above: Table by Christina Boy)
Recent years have brought a new standard for spending time at home, whether entertaining friends and family or working from home. It’s also a good reason to refresh your surroundings; bringing in contemporary craft pieces is a great way to make a living room or kitchen feel more personal, or to balance out your computer and other necessities of a home office. Where can you find one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass barware, custom hand-tufted rugs, a dining table made out of sustainably sourced wood from reclaimed urban trees, or modern hand-thrown dinnerware? The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, taking place November 11-13, with a preview party on November 10.
(Above: Vase by Thomas Spake)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a premier juried show in its 46th year, is the ideal place to source fine craft for home interiors. With 195 artists and master craftsmen from across the country, participating in 13 categories of contemporary craft, you are sure to find something for yourself or a unique gift for a friend.
(Above: Rug by Claudia Mills)
Fine contemporary craft is a go-to for making rooms in your home feel custom, according to interior designers Jim Fulton and Eric Rymshaw of Fury Design. “We love discovering new artists, and bringing our clients to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show to buy personal pieces for their home,” says Eric. “We want more people to realize that the PMA Craft Show is a place to go each year to start or add to their collections.”
(Above: Tableware by Teresa Chang)
In addition to curating a collection for your home, you have the chance to meet each maker personally and get the story behind their craft and the piece you are purchasing. John Levitties of Jagr : Projects notes, “The Craft Show affords collectors – whether seasoned or first time – a venue to interact with artists whose work evokes something in them. The dialogue between maker and client through the works, themselves, is an important interaction.” Jim Fulton agrees, “It’s really important when people can take the story home with them, and I think that has a lot to do with how people become collectors.”
Click HERE for more info and to purchase tickets. See you there!