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Fairbault Blankets

May 11, 2016 7:00PM

Join us for a discussion on heritage manufacturing with representatives of a couple of our well-known local brands: Faribault Woolen Mill Co. and Nordic Ware.

The Sioux Chef

Jun 8, 2016 7:00PM

Join Sean Sherman of the the Sioux Chef and Amy Thielen, the author of The New Midwestern Table, in a discussion of both sides of the culinary coin.

American Craft Show Logo

Aug 5, 2016 10:00AM to Aug 7, 2016 5:00PM

Join us in San Francisco for our annual American Craft Council show!

Present Tense conference

Oct 13, 2016 8:00AM to Oct 15, 2016 8:00PM

The American Craft Council's national conference will take place this October in Omaha at Kaneko.

Chieko Katsumata, "Akoda Pumpkin," 2013. Sanded glazed stoneware, 15-3/4 x 17-1/3 x 15-1/3 in. Image courtesy of Randy Batista.

Oct 7, 2014 to Jul 15, 2016

Featuring some of the best 20th and 21st century Japanese ceramics.

Rene Shoemaker, We Are Hear (Synovus)

Aug 23, 2015 to Aug 1, 2016

"Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley" is an exhibition of large-scale silk paintings by René Shoemaker. Shoemaker, of Athens, Georgia, has created site-specific works about the area. The artist solicited responses from the Columbus-area community through social media to decide which buildings and locations could be used in the paintings.

Call For potters on CFile

Oct 18, 2015 to Oct 16, 2016

CFile, a publication for contemporary ceramic art, is looking for the top early-career potters to be featured in upcoming articles. Submit your work for free to be considered; you may also recommend a friend.

CFile is a resource for contemporary ceramics news, exhibitions, reviews, and emerging talent from around the globe, with 60,000 monthly users.

Amy Roper Lyons, Water Garden Vessel, plique-à-jour enamel

Nov 5, 2015 9:00AM to Nov 6, 2016 12:00AM

"Under Fire" online exhibition of international enamel artists

American Bamboo Society call for entries

Jan 20, 2016 10:15AM to Jul 16, 2016 12:00AM

American Bamboo Society - Call for Entry

Ben Harle, 2013, Percolation Theory, digital video

Jan 22, 2016 to May 22, 2016

Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion

Constance Norton, Zinnias for Iris

Feb 2, 2016 to May 8, 2016

Virginia Quilt Museum 2016 Exhibition Season

Mar 15, 2016 10:45AM to May 16, 2016 12:00PM

Eligibility: Artists in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming). All types of ceramics eligible. Works must be at least 50 percent clay. 

Juror: Robert Harrison


Cristina Cordova, Penland Gallery

Mar 22, 2016 to Nov 21, 2016

Penland Gallery 2016 Exhibition Series

Maker Moxie: The Impact of the Craft School Experience

Mar 26, 2016 5:00PM to May 16, 2016 12:00PM

Maker Moxie: The Impact of the Craft School Experience

Apr 1, 2016 8:00AM to Sep 5, 2016 12:00AM

Story Telling in Metal - Call for Entry

Dan Balk jewelry studio classes

Apr 1, 2016 9:00AM to Jun 1, 2016 12:00AM

Jewelry Making Classes,

"Tabletop" exhibition

Apr 4, 2016 to May 6, 2016

Tabletop: A Functional Art Exhibit - Call for Entry

Northern Clay Center

Apr 5, 2016 to May 28, 2016

McKnight Artist Residency applications due - call for entry

Northern Clay Center

Apr 5, 2016 to May 28, 2016

McKnight Artist Fellowship applications due - Call for Entry


Apr 5, 2016 to Jun 1, 2016

MN NICE applications due for October entry

Apr 8, 2016 to May 29, 2016

Divided Attraction call for entries

"The Box" exhibition

Apr 8, 2016 10:00AM to May 21, 2016 12:00AM

The Box: A Contemporary Jewelry Challenge

Apr 9, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016

Dirk Staschke: Nature Morte

Herbert Reith, County Fair

Apr 13, 2016 to May 12, 2016

The 4th biennial Fiber Options exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art is open for entry to original 2D and 3D fiber artwork. Juror is Susanna Fields-Kuehl, fiber artist and assistant director at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD. Online entry is at our website (entry fee applies).

Lee Goodwin, Baltimore Harbor, February Morning

Apr 15, 2016 to Jun 10, 2016

The 16th annual American Landscapes exhibition is open for entry to original 2D and 3D artwork depicting a landscape from the Americas. Juror is Liza Key Strelka, manager of exhibitions at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. The exhibit will display August 15 - September 14 at Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery. 

Apr 23, 2016 to Jun 2, 2017

Artist-in-Residence - Call for Entry - Lux Center for the Arts

Apr 23, 2016 5:15PM to Nov 7, 2016 12:00AM

Produced in close collaboration with San Francisco native Kay Sekimachi (b. 1926), a pioneer in the post-World War II fiber art movement, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the working processes of one of America’s most important weavers.

Ford/Forlano, Tube Necklace (085), 2015, polymer, sterling silver, magnets, 29 x 3 in.

May 4, 2016 to May 25, 2016

A Meeting of Minds

Joan Bruneau

May 5, 2016 10:00AM to May 6, 2016 12:00AM

Demonstration by Joan Bruneau

NCC May featured artists

May 5, 2016 12:00PM to Jun 6, 2016 12:00AM

May Featured Artists: Holden, Swenson, Wilson

May 6, 2016 6:00PM to May 7, 2016 12:00AM

Opening Reception: Florilegium and HomeWork: Jennifer Rogers

"Handcrafted" afternoon tea at the Clay Studio

May 8, 2016 2:00PM to May 9, 2016 12:00AM

Hand Crafted Afternoon Tea

May 13, 2016 9:30AM to May 15, 2016 12:00AM

Great Estates, Jewelry and Decorative Arts conference

Fine Craft Fair at Rittenhouse Square

May 13, 2016 11:00AM to May 16, 2016 12:00AM

A Fine Craft Market at Rittenhouse Square

May 14, 2016 10:00AM to May 15, 2016 4:00PM

Indoor classes, demonstrations, contests and vendors.

The Box

May 19, 2016 6:00PM to May 20, 2016 12:00AM

SNAGNext Gallery Crawl at CCCD

May 20, 2016 10:00AM to May 22, 2016 12:00AM

Art Affaire: A Fine Craft and Art Event

Sibylle Peretti, Snowchild III

May 21, 2016 9:30AM to May 22, 2016 12:00AM

Sibylle Peretti makes detailed large-scale glass sculpture, with children as her primary subject. Skilled in a variety of hot and cold techniques, including casting, sculpting, enameling, and other surface design, Peretti brings a wealth of inspiration and experience to her work. Her lecture will focus on her work and career, her international experience, and background.

Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli, The Earth and the Moon

May 21, 2016 10:00AM to Jun 12, 2016 12:00AM

Elementary Landscape

Roberto Lugo

May 21, 2016 6:30PM to May 22, 2016 12:00AM

Ghetto Craft: A Place Where Poverty and Porcelain Intersect

Molly Strader, Growth of Form necklace

May 28, 2016 10:00AM to May 31, 2016 12:00AM

Paradise City Arts Festival / Northampton

"Turned On" chandelier exhibition

Jun 3, 2016 to Sep 12, 2016

Turned On: Lighting Hooks Up with Sculpture

Jun 3, 2016 12:00PM to Jun 6, 2016 12:00AM

The Toe River Arts Council hosts it bi-annual open-studio tour in western North Carolina. More than 100 artists, craftspeople, and galleries open their doors to visitors in Mitchell and Yancey Counties.  A meet-the-artist reception is June 3, 4 p.m., at the Spruce Pine Gallery. 

Brian Fireman, Jessamine Rocker

Jun 4, 2016 to Aug 29, 2016

Grovewood Rocks!

Jun 4, 2016 9:30AM to Jun 5, 2016 12:00AM

James Renwick Alliance DAS Workshop: Donald Friedlich

Union Square Festival 2016

Jun 4, 2016 10:00AM to Jun 6, 2016 12:00AM

Union Street Festival

Bruce Gholson, covered jar

Jun 4, 2016 10:00AM to Jun 6, 2016 12:00AM

Cousins in Clay ceramic show

Jun 5, 2016 10:00AM to Sep 5, 2016 12:00AM

Sheila Hicks: Material Voices

Don Friedlich

Jun 5, 2016 2:00PM to Jun 6, 2016 12:00AM

James Renwick Alliance DAS Panel: Donald Friedlich

Jun 9, 2016 5:00PM to Jul 4, 2016 12:00AM

June Featured Artists: Caufield, Denecke, Rolf

Jeffie Brewer

Jun 10, 2016 to Jun 13, 2016

Summer Art Opener

North Beach Festival

Jun 11, 2016 10:00AM to Jun 12, 2016 12:00AM

North Beach Festival

Kathleen Faulkner, Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse brooch, 2015

Jun 15, 2016 to Jul 6, 2016

Nocturne: Featured Artist Kathleen Faulkner

San Mateo Street Festival 2016

Jun 18, 2016 10:00AM to Jun 19, 2016 6:00PM

Downtown San Mateo Street Festival

Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

Jun 18, 2016 10:00AM to Jun 20, 2016 12:00AM

Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival

Jun 25, 2016 10:00AM to Jun 27, 2016 12:00AM

San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival

Northern Clay Center

Jun 25, 2016 5:00PM to Jun 26, 2016 12:00AM

25th Anniversary Party at Northern Clay Center

July Featured Artists at NCC

Jul 7, 2016 5:00PM to Aug 1, 2016 12:00AM

July Featured Artists: Oestreich, Severson, Spates

Gevedon whiskey chopper survival knife

Jul 8, 2016 9:30AM to Jul 25, 2016 12:00AM

Berea Festival of Learnshops

Jul 9, 2016 10:00AM to Jul 11, 2016 12:00AM

Corn Hill Arts Festival

Jul 13, 2016 to Jul 17, 2016

ABANA - Artist-Blacksmiths of North America Conference

Julia Galloway, pitcher

Jul 16, 2016 to Aug 10, 2016

Julia Galloway: Recent Works

Amanda Richardson

Jul 17, 2016 10:00AM to Aug 4, 2016 12:00AM

Amanda Richardson - Textile Wallhangings

Long Necklace 716, sterling silver

Jul 23, 2016 10:00AM to Aug 28, 2016 12:00AM

Mentoring as Art


Jul 29, 2016 to Aug 1, 2016

Featuring fine craft from local and regional artists for one weekend only, including handcrafted jewelry by Raul Frisneda Jewelry.

Jul 29, 2016 9:00AM to Aug 1, 2016 12:00AM

Maine Quilts, sponsored by the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, features workshops, demos, lectures and more than 500 quilts on display. Champagne reception July 28, 7 - 9 p.m.

August featured artists

Aug 4, 2016 12:00PM to Sep 5, 2016 12:00AM

August Featured Artists: Wild & Crazy

Elizabeth Morisette, Choking Hazard, c. 2008,

Aug 5, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016

Fun & Games: Lively Fiber Works by Elizabeth Morisette

Terry Plasket, teapot

Aug 13, 2016 to Sep 14, 2016

Garden State Pottery 2

Aug 27, 2016 10:00AM to Aug 28, 2016 6:00PM

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

Sep 1, 2016 9:00AM to Sep 5, 2016 12:00AM

Korea Bojagi Forum 2016

Northern Clay Center

Sep 9, 2016 12:00PM to Sep 12, 2016 12:00AM

2016 American Pottery Festival

Fall Featured Artists

Sep 15, 2016 12:00PM to Oct 17, 2016 12:00AM

Fall Featured Artists: Cuellar, Greenheck, Husby

Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show

Sep 16, 2016 10:00AM to Sep 19, 2016 12:00AM

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival poster

Sep 17, 2016 10:00AM to Sep 18, 2016 5:00PM

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Fallasburg Festival for the Arts

Sep 18, 2016 10:00AM to Sep 20, 2016 12:00AM

Fallasburg Festival for the Arts

Utilitarian Clay Symposium 2016

Sep 21, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016

Utilitarian Clay VII Celebrate the Object National Symposium

MN NICE, Northern Clay Center

Sep 23, 2016 6:00PM to Sep 24, 2016 12:00AM

Exhibition Openings: A Tipping Point; Students of MN NICE

Morristown CraftMarket

Oct 14, 2016 5:00PM to Oct 17, 2016 12:00AM

Morristown CraftMarket - Call for Entry

Barbara Cohen, Winter’s Edge

Oct 19, 2016 to Nov 10, 2016

Signs of Life

Fall featured artists 2

Oct 20, 2016 6:00PM to Nov 18, 2016 12:00AM

Fall Featured Artists: Eshelman, Gebben, Riley

Nov 10, 2016 9:00AM to Nov 14, 2016 12:00AM

Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals - Call for Entry

Nov 15, 2016 9:00AM to Nov 21, 2016 12:00AM

International Shibori Symposium

CraftArt 2016

Nov 19, 2016 10:00AM to Nov 22, 2016 12:00AM

CraftArt Festival 2016

Nov 19, 2016 10:00AM to Nov 21, 2016 12:00AM

Florida CraftArt Festival - Call for Entry

Lake Chapala, Xochi Quetzal Residency

Dec 14, 2016 to Jan 14, 2017

360 Xochi Quetzal: Free Artist Residency in Mexico - Call for Entry