Artist demonstrations and presentations at our annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh, North Carolina are an entertaining view of the processes that artists use in creating their fine craft.  Enjoy a lively discussion, see samples of materials and finished work, and learn more about the techniques these artists use in their studios.

Many thanks to the Exhibiting Artist Members below who demonstrated at our 2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market.  Check back in September 2018 to see the demo line-up for our 2018 Carolina Artisan Craft Market at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Saturday, Nov. 11 Demonstrations

Jeff Pender Ceramic Artist in Morresville, North Carolina creates white earthenware abstract sculpture and totems with surfaces finished to look like bone, wood, metal.11:30 am
Ceramic Artist Jeff Pender

Abstract Sculpture from Concept to Reality  

Jeff will present a lively discussion about moving ideas from your head all the way to the finished work of art! Process samples and other visuals will  designs.

1:00 pm
Fiber Artist Lisa LeMairLisa LeMair Fiber Artist 1

Translating Vision Into Fiber

Lisa will present and demonstrate how to translate visual images and inspiration into designs for wearable art.

Erica Stankwytch Bailey, jeweler and teacher of metalsmithing and fabrication in Asheville, NC, creates contemporary, sterling silver, organic and architectural inspired jewelry.

3:00 pm
Jeweler Erica Stankwytch Bailey

Making a (Wo)Man-made Geode

Erica shares the steps involved in creating one of her signature geodes!

Sunday, Nov. 12 Demonstrations

1:30 pm

Metal Artist Cathy Vaughn

Cathy Vaughn Metalworker in VA cuts, bends, fits, solders and finishes copper tubing and piping sculptures and functional pieces for the home and garden.

Free-forming Copper

Copper wrangler Cathy Vaughn demonstrates cold forming with anvil and hammer.  Image: Detail, cold-forged spiral. ©2014 Cathy G. Vaughn, all rights reserved

3:00 pm
Woodworker Billy Hall

Glowing Wood Sculpture

Billy Hall, woodworker in Durham, North Carolina creates glowing wood sculptures and lamps reveling the transcendent beauty of swirling wood grain patterns.

The birth of a glowing wood sculpture: is it science or magic? Secrets revealed about Professor Wood Glow’s glowing wood creations!



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