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American Craft Show Logo

Feb 17, 2016 10:00AM to Feb 18, 2016 6:00PM

Come experience our annual wholesale show...

Josh Faught, It Takes a Lifetime to Get Exactly Where You Are (detail), 2012

Feb 17, 2016 7:00PM

Elissa Auther shares aspects of her recent research that focus on queer artists’ distinctive approach to pattern, decoration, and surface effects.

American Craft Show Logo

Feb 19, 2016 10:00AM to Feb 21, 2016 5:00PM

Join us at the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers!

Coffee House Press

Mar 9, 2016 7:00PM

Join Caroline Casey of Coffee House Press and Katie Dublinski of Graywolf Press in a conversation about the craft of publishing in Minnesota.

American Craft Show Logo

Mar 11, 2016 10:00AM to Mar 13, 2016 5:00PM

Join us to shop more than 230 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists.

American Craft Show Logo

Apr 8, 2016 10:00AM to Apr 10, 2016 5:00PM

Pure craft at its finest. Join us at RiverCentre to shop 240 of the country's top craft artists.

Duluth Pack

Apr 13, 2016 7:00PM

Join Ryan Hanson of Duluth Pack for a conversation about the past and the present of this nationally recognized and beloved local manufacturer.

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 Logo

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.

Angie Reano Owen, Cuff. Turquoise inlaid on shell, 3.5” by 2.5.” Photo by Kitty Leaken, image courtesy MIAC.

Apr 13, 2014 to Mar 2, 2016

“Turquoise, Water, Sky” is a reimagining of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry.

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.

A Common Thread 2016

Jan 7, 2015 10:00AM to Feb 25, 2016 12:00AM

A Common Thread 2016 exhibition

Detail of interior of bodice of wool day dress. American, ca. 1850. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.

Mar 12, 2015 to Feb 14, 2016

Celebrating the seams behind “seamlessly” fitting garments.

Designed by Mark Adams (American, 1925-2006), "Flight of Angels," woven by M. and Mme. Paul Avignon, 1962. Wool, cotton. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust.  ©The E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust.

May 31, 2015 to Mar 6, 2016

An exhibition that celebrates tapestries from around the world.

Eight of the first twelve pieces of Pyrex-brand ovenware; 2 Covered Casseroles (#101 and #103); Loaf Pan (#212); Pie Plate (#202); Shirred Egg Dish (#301); Au Gratin Dish (#322); Baking Dish (#400); and Custard Cup (#423); Corning Glass Works, USA, 1915-1919. Gift of Jerry E. Wright. 96.4.167-175.

Jun 6, 2015 to Mar 17, 2016

Explore the history and cultural significance of Pyrex brand housewares.

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.

Aug 29, 2015 to Feb 28, 2016

A chance to see these pieces for the fist time on the U.S. mainland.

Jessica Putnam-Phillips, "Reflections," 2014. Mishima, porcelain, underglaze, glaze, mother of pearl, gold luster. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sep 26, 2015 to Mar 27, 2016

Explore the role that craft has played in the lives of military veterans since World War II.

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.

Oct 19, 2015 to Apr 1, 2016

VisionMakers 2016 call for entry

Nov 4, 2015 to Mar 16, 2016

Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2016 - Call for Entry

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

Nov 6, 2015 to Feb 20, 2016

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V

Nov 13, 2015 to Feb 10, 2016

A presentation of quilts related to World War I.

Long's Park Art Festival

Dec 1, 2015 to Mar 3, 2016

Call For Artists: Long's Park Labor Day Art Festival

Kohler Arts Center residency

Dec 14, 2015 to Apr 2, 2016

Artists working in any discipline may apply for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Arts/Industry 2017 program, which takes place at and is funded by Kohler Co. in Kohler, Wis. Each year, 16 artists are accepted for 2- to 6-month residencies in the pottery or foundry/enamel areas of the factory.

Calvin Ma, I'm All Ears

Dec 18, 2015 5:00PM to Feb 14, 2016 12:00AM

CeramATTACK, a ceramic invitational exhibition, showcases trends in contemporary ceramics by artists including Kevin Snipes and Jonathan Mess. Opening reception December 18, 5 - 8 p.m.

Jan 1, 2016 to Mar 6, 2016

"Transgressing Traditions, Contemporary Textiles" (SDA): Call for Entry

Collectors of Wood Art

Jan 1, 2016 to May 3, 2016

Why Wood? Contemporary Practice in a Timeless Material - Call for Entry

Maker Moxie: Call for Entry

Jan 7, 2016 to Feb 15, 2016

Call for Entry: The Impact of the Craft School Experience


Jan 8, 2016 5:00PM to Feb 22, 2016 12:00AM

Two New Exhibits at Artisan Gallery

Women's Studio Workshop residencies

Jan 12, 2016 1:30PM to Apr 2, 2016 12:00AM

Residencies at Women's Studio Workshop

Jan 12, 2016 1:30PM to Feb 16, 2016 12:00AM

Internships at Women's Studio Workshop

Bruce Metcalf, Loops & Mandible

Jan 15, 2016 5:30PM to Mar 2, 2016 12:00AM

No Boundaries: Jewelry as Art, Art as Jewelry

Dukno Yoon, Wings, 2015

Jan 16, 2016 to Mar 11, 2016

Touch: Interactive Craft

American Bamboo Society call for entries

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

American Bamboo Society - Call for Entry

Helen Lee, OMG, 2006

Jan 21, 2016 to Apr 4, 2016

Material Mythologies

Jessica Calderwood, Reluctant Sexpot, 2014,

Jan 21, 2016 to Mar 1, 2016

Flora and Flesh: The Work of Jessica Calderwood

Lisa Kokin, Sleep, 2003.


Jan 21, 2016 6:00PM to Mar 12, 2016 12:00AM

The Button Show

Ben Harle, 2013, Percolation Theory, digital video

Jan 22, 2016 to May 22, 2016

Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion

"Engaged Object" exhibition, Foothills Art Center

Jan 23, 2016 to Mar 27, 2016

The Engaged Object: Contemporary Craft as a Catalyst for Change

Midsummer Festival of the Arts

Jan 25, 2016 to Apr 1, 2016

Midsummer Festival of the Arts - Call for Entry

Masters of War, 2015

Jan 25, 2016 10:00AM to Mar 4, 2016 3:00PM

Bellicose Intent

Carla Pennie McBride, Constellation bangle set, 2015

Jan 27, 2016 4:00PM to Feb 18, 2016 12:00AM

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered jewelry exhibition

Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair 2016

Feb 1, 2016 to Apr 12, 2016

Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair - Call for Artists

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Feb 1, 2016 to Apr 22, 2016

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival - Call for Entry

Constance Norton, Zinnias for Iris

Feb 2, 2016 to May 8, 2016

Virginia Quilt Museum 2016 Exhibition Season

Cynthia Toops, Queen of Hearts bracelet, 2015

Feb 3, 2016 to Feb 24, 2016

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered exhibition

Eric Jensen, teapot

Feb 5, 2016 to Mar 1, 2016

February Artists: Paul Dresang, Jim Grittner, Eric Jensen

Co:Operation / Garnish exhibition

Feb 5, 2016 to Mar 5, 2016

Co:Operation / Garnish

Judy Ross, The Roses of Elizabeth Park,

Feb 5, 2016 to Feb 22, 2016

Local Color: Connecticut Stories

Wendy Maruyama, Orkanyawoi, 2014

Feb 5, 2016 5:00PM to Apr 24, 2016 12:00AM

Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project

Dorothy Gill Barnes at work on Shagbark Basket, 2015.

Feb 5, 2016 5:00PM to Apr 24, 2016 12:00AM

Dorothy Gill Barnes and Dona Look: Beyond the Trees

Feb 6, 2016 11:00AM to Apr 11, 2016 12:00AM

Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné

Solid green tobacco field teapot

Feb 11, 2016 to Feb 13, 2016

Decadent Design for the Soft Surface

Feb 12, 2016 9:00AM to Feb 15, 2016 12:00AM

Polymer clay workshop in Houston

Erma Martin Yost, Orchard Mandala, 2015

Feb 16, 2016 11:00AM to Mar 6, 2016 12:00AM

Felted Gardens: Erma Martin Yost

Artist John Toki

Feb 21, 2016 1:00PM to Feb 22, 2016 12:00AM

Artist's Talk: Clear Thoughts on Muddy Matter

Jennifer Clancy

Feb 26, 2016 10:00AM to Feb 29, 2016 12:00AM

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Delores Fortuna, Stack 4

Feb 26, 2016 10:00AM to Apr 10, 2016 5:00PM

In the Cooler: Delores Fortuna

Jennifer McCurdy, porcelain vessel

Mar 3, 2016 to Mar 6, 2016

Testing the Limits of Porcelain workshop

Sally Menefee Taylor, Light and Shadow

Mar 10, 2016 6:00PM to Apr 30, 2016 12:00AM

Insisting that “materials” have a voice of their own, Sandra Menefee Taylor uses common materials like salt, flour, and soil that refer to the body, food, and domesticity to reconsider/re-present timeless images drawn from lace patterns and ancient tapestries. 

St. Patrick's Day Festival, San Francisco

Mar 12, 2016 10:00AM to Mar 13, 2016 12:00AM

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival will showcase Irish culture through activities including arts and crafts exhibitors; in conjunction with the holiday parade. 

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


Roger DiTarando, Goats

Mar 18, 2016 10:00AM to Mar 21, 2016 12:00AM

Paradise City Arts Festival / Marlborough

Mar 23, 2016 to Apr 13, 2016

Marine Life Evolved

Ron Meyers, lidded jar

Mar 23, 2016 to Apr 24, 2016

Functional Ceramics Exhibition

Heather Mae Erickson ceramics workshop

Mar 25, 2016

Plaster Prototyping for Moldmaking and Slip-Casting workshop

photo + craft

Mar 31, 2016 to Apr 4, 2016

photo + craft community arts event

Work by Carlino Gallery

Apr 8, 2016 to Apr 10, 2016

Exceptional artisan made furniture in a unique, creative setting.

Apr 8, 2016 to May 29, 2016

Divided Attraction call for entries

Apr 13, 2016 10:00AM to Apr 18, 2016 12:00AM

Forging on the River, with activities on the banks of the Mississippi River, features internationally blacksmith Stephen Lunn from England, who will present a slide lecture, demonstrations, and a limited-enrollment forging workshop. Lunn is known for his mixing of traditional techniques and for forge-welding steel with copper.

Cynthia Bringle, covered jar, stoneware

Apr 22, 2016 to Apr 24, 2016

Functional Ceramics Workshop

Calico Quilters Show

Apr 23, 2016 10:00PM to Apr 25, 2016 12:00AM

Calico Quilters Show

Molly Strader, Growth of Form necklace

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

Paradise City Arts Festival / Northampton

Union Square Festival 2016

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

Union Street Festival

Jul 13, 2016 to Jul 17, 2016

ABANA - Artist-Blacksmiths of North America Conference