The Art of Fine Craft
Since 1970 the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild has provided professional support and a profitable marketplace for contemporary and traditional fine craft artists. The Guild serves North Carolina by recognizing and promoting craft artists, encouraging and stimulating creativity, appreciation and activity in the major crafts, and conducting the region’s major Carolina Artisan Craft Market held annually in Raleigh in November.
Many thanks to all who attended our premier juried exhibit and marketplace for Guild exhibiting artist members, provisional members and emerging artists. Mark your calendars and join us for our 48th annual event, November 10 – 12, 2017 in Raleigh Convention Center Exhibit Hall C!
Call for New Artists! Application is now open.
Find prospectus and details at our ZAPPlication Page.
A nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, the Guild represents over 180 artists juried into the organization based on his or her original work. The craftsmen’s work must reflect a mastery of technique and originality of design. Our members work includes the following media: basketry, clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, wood, furniture, printmaking, photography, 2-D and 3-D mixed media.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Guild, joining Friends of the Guild or volunteering! You’ll be investing in outstanding design, artistic growth, education and the appreciation of fine craft.
Photo: Marti Mocahbee, functional pottery