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Carolina Artisan Craft Market Raleigh, NC

SHOP FOR UNIQUE ARTISAN CRAFTS:

Discover handmade gifts in downtown Raleigh November 6 - 8, 2015 at the 46th Annual Fine Designer Crafts Show.You’ll find unique works of art and fine craft from more than 100 contemporary fine craft artists who have travelled from across North Carolina and the U.S. to the heart of downtown Raleigh.

Our handcrafted artisan shopping experience also includes dynamic artist demonstrations and live music.  Look for updates to the demo and music schedule in August 2018.

Mark your calendars for our 2018 Carolina Artisan Craft Market, November 2 – 4, in the Raleigh Convention Center Exhibit Hall C!

ABOUT THE MARKET:

2018 marks the 49th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual November event.  All ticket sales benefit this local nonprofit and host!  The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is a trusted resource for art collectors and first-time buyers looking for the finest contemporary and traditional craft being made in America.

Fine craft artists present a striking variety of glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking and mixed media, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and both precious and semi-precious jewelry.

A rigorous two-step jury selection process attracts emerging and career craft artists who are presenting craft at the highest level – reflecting a mastery of technique and originality of design. In addition to new and emerging provisional member artists, we welcome back our juried Exhibiting Artist Members as well.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS AT THE 2018 CAROLINA ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET

The images below represent the work of Exhibiting Artist Members and provisional exhibiting artist members who participated in the 2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market in downtown Raleigh, NC.  Check back in August 2018 for an updated list of participating artists in the 2018 Carolina Artisan Craft Market. Click or tap on the image to learn more about your favorite artist.

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Born and raised in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont, Karen holds a deep-seeded connection to the ever-changing landscape of the mountains. Her photographic subjects reflect her reverence for the extraordinary beauty and fragility of the natural world. Karen's career in photography began while working with nonverbal, autistic and learning disabled children on improving their communication skills. With a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, Karen developed computer based communication systems using photographs that she took with her clients of objects and people in their lives. Photography helped these special-needs individuals see the world in different ways and facilitated their creativity as well as their communication skills. For several years, Karen juggled careers as both a speech-language pathologist and a professional photographer, but when she became a mother Karen realized that she could not continue careers in both fields. She took a “break” from her work as a speech-language pathologist, and ultimately, never went back. For the past several years, Karen has explored the fine art of still life photography, as well as abstract images using smoke with objects she hand-created. Her still life images containing botanicals, sea shells, butterflies, fossils and geodes, as well as her totally unique images of smoke have earned her national and international accolades, as well as coveted awards, including many from juried, fine art competitions. After living in many parts of the US, Asia and Europe, Karen has settled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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