Category: Craft Shows

Barbara Bayne: from the woods

Barbara Bayne’s jewelry is often dark and organic, like something dug from the earth. Perhaps this has something to do with her years of living and designing in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, where she got her inspiration on…

SOFA NYC 2011: jewelry as art

As I mentioned last year, SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art) has come to represent the apex of craft and art, where skilled handwork intersects with wild creativity. SOFA began in Chicago and that show, held in November, is still the…

Student NICHE award winners

Buyers Market of American Craft applies the same high standards to the student entries to the NICHE Awards, with one exception. They don’t have to show “market viability.” In other words, student artists are encouraged to let their imaginations run…

NICHE award-winning jewelry

Here is some of the charming, inventive and beautifully-crafted jewelry that won NICHE Awards this year from the Buyers Market of American Craft. These winners in the professional categories were chosen for technical excellence, originality, creativity and market viability. Top…

Best craft shows in the U.S.

Here are some of the best craft shows in the U.S. for finding unique, finely-crafted jewelry and, sometimes, gems, beads and materials to make your own – from the Tucson Gem Show starting right now to top-level juried craft shows and summer art fests.