About CDCG

Louis & Christine Colombarini, clay artists, create hand-built, wheel-thrown sculptural vessels with mystical imagery, curious symbols & lyrical patterns. Learn more about the artists at our Annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market in downtown Raleigh, NC

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild (CDCG) is a nonprofit arts organization all about leading in the promotion of outstanding design, craftsmanship, education and appreciation of fine handmade craft.  founded by artists in 1970, CDCG’s major emphasis is on objects of art and function made primarily from: clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, photography or wood.

CDCG hosts its annual juried Carolina Artisan Craft Market featuring over 100 of the best emerging and career artists presenting craft at the highest level.  THE place to find handmade gifts as unique as those on your list!

By supporting the work of artists who are perfecting their craft with a mastery of technique and originality of design, CDCG is an important cultural resource for Raleigh and the Southeast—contributing to the area’s flourishing reputation as The Southern Capital of Arts and Culture.

The festive Carolina Artisan Craft Market with the finest in contemporary craft is a trusted resource for collectors and the community at-large.  We hope you’ll visit the annual fine craft marketlike us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, follow us on Instagram and become a supporter!

Photo: Louis & Christine Colombarini 

Whether you are shopping for yourself or your favorite family member who loves local, hand-crafted treasures, you will always find wonderful ideas, gifts and treats at the Carolina Artisan Craft Market. It’s been a November tradition for 48 years and counting!  Meet, talk and mingle with the artists at their booths and ask questions about their process, path to proficiency and more.

Allison Dahle, President,
Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild

Guild Leadership


Jeanne Maher


Tally Gordon

Teddy Devereux

Vivian Blanco

Lisa LeMair

Logan Louis

Barbara Mann

Nancy Ryall

Mary Vandegraft

Cathy Vaughn

Elizabeth Lyne
Immediate Past President

Collectors enjoy the wearable fiber of Joanna White and handmade jewelry by Nancy Raucch at the annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh, NC.

Photo: Collectors enjoy the wearable fiber of Joanna White and handmade jewelry by Nancy Raasch at the annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh, North Carolina.