Craft as Self Expression

The Washington Craft Show showcases one-of-a-kind creations, from furniture to fiber art



The year’s Washington Craft Show will explore how distinctive objects can help collectors express their personal style. Held at the Washington Convention Center from November 17 to 19, the juried show will display the work of 190 craft artists in glass, furniture, ceramics, basketry, wood, jewelry, decorative and wearable fiber arts, metals, mixed media and paper.
Throughout the weekend, a number of talks will focus on the show’s theme, “Personal Style: Craft as Self Expression.” HOME & DESIGN Editor in Chief Sharon Jaffe Dan will participate in an editorial panel entitled “Hot Trends in Living With Craft” on November 17. On November 18, interior designer Gloria Capron will discuss how to select the right piece of craft for your home or office. And on November 19, journalist Karen Feld will offer advice on how to create personal style with art-to-wear.For more information on the Washington Craft Show, call (800) 832-7813 or visit the Web sitewww.craftsamericashows.com.A few examples of the work to be shown at this year’s Washington Craft Show include (clockwise from top): a porcelain vessel by Jennifer McCurdy; a torte lifter by Kristen Alexandra in brass and sterling silver; fiber wall art by John Gunther; a stoneware vessel by Ronald Artman; and a mixed-media box by Graceann Warn.

A torte lifter by Kristen Alexandra in brass and sterling silver. 


Fiber wall art by John Gunther. 


A stoneware vessel by Ronald Artman. 


A mixed-media box by Graceann Warn.