Lauren Markley, Jeweler in Raleigh, NC creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces utilizing sterling silver, brass, reclaimed wood, thread and painting.

Announcing: Artists in 2015 Carolina Artisan Craft Market

The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild is thrilled to announce the exhibiting artists for the Carolina Artisan Craft Market. Juried into the event, this year’s lineup represents 113 of the very best craft artists across North Carolina and the United States, including 20 artists who are new to the event. All will bring their fine craft to the Raleigh Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 6 – 8, 2015.

Selected works include the following craft disciplines: glass, pottery, wood, basketry, wearable and decorative fiber, metal, leather, photography, printmaking and mixed media, as well as furniture and jewelry.

Victoria Sexton, Clay Sculptor in Greenville, NC, builds original, whimsical, satirical sculptures in rich matte colors - no two are alike!

The 2015 Carolina Artisan Craft Market welcomes back many returning Exhibiting Artist Members including Instrument Maker Archie Smith, Clay Sculptor Victoria Sexton (image, left), Jewelers Tom Reardon and Kathleen Doyle and Fiber Artist-Designer Michael Kane.  Click here for a preview and the full list of all the 2015 Exhibiting Artists.

Among this year’s exciting additions to the Market are:

Jim and Shirl Parmentier, potters in Mars Hill, North Carolina who design, hand build and carve exquisite sculptural lamps, vessels, vases, boxes and bowls.

Lauren Markley (featured image), studio jeweler in Raleigh, North Carolina creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces utilizing reclaimed wood, sterling silver, brass and thread.

Paul Willsea, glass artist in Naples, New York creates complex, beautifully colored, blown forms that exude both structure and lightnessRon Lentz, Woodworker in VA creates jewelry and valet boxes and humidors from wood with exceptional color and grain, hand finished to a high luster.

Ron Lentz (image, right), woodworker in Midlothian, Virginia creates jewelry and valet boxes and humidors by carefully selecting wood for their color and grain, each neatly appointed with natural suede.

Buy tickets to this year’s Market here: Day Tickets & Weekend Passes

Learn more about the Market here: Carolina Artisan Craft Market

The 2015 Carolina Artisan Craft Market, hosted by the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, is on a new date, in a new location: Nov. 6 - 8 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.

New Date, New Location, New Name: Carolina Artisan Craft Market

The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild presents, Carolina Artisan Craft Market!

The 2015 Carolina Artisan Craft Market, hosted by the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, is on a new date, in a new location: Nov. 6 - 8 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.Our annual event, the Carolina Artisan Craft Market (formerly known as the Fine Designer Craft Show) will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 6 – 8, 2015 at the Raleigh Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina!

We’re looking forward to hosting our 46th annual event.  North Carolinians and visitors alike will enjoy the festivities.  Highlighting the best fine craft being made in America today, the Carolina Artisan Craft Market includes a juried marketplace of amazing artists, dynamic artist demonstrations, live music and a premier shopping experience.

For those seeking handmade, one-of-a-kind, unique and collectible gifts, functional and decorative art, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, printmaking, photography, clothing, furniture, photography and more – this is your event.  Shop local and meet the artists, learn about their materials and process, and hear the story behind each piece!

We have a stellar line up of 115 Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Exhibiting Artist Members and new provisional artists to bring you a diverse collection of the finest craft made in the United States!

Advance tickets are on sale now! To receive the latest event news and special announcements, sign up for our eNewsletter today.  Mark your calendar and we’ll see you the first weekend in November – Friday, Nov. 6, Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, for our 2015 Carolina Artisan Craft Market!  #CarolinaCraft15

Photo credit: Brian Gassel