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 are demonstrating or presenting November 12 and 13 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Saturday, Nov. 12 Demonstrations
Intricate Ceramics Surfaces Inspired by Microscopic Images
Sasha will demonstrate under glazing, slip trailing, terra sigilatta, sgraffito and other surface decoration techniques to build intricate textures inspired by microscopic images of viruses, bacteria and cells. Sasha will use simple slab built forms as canvases for her designs.
Mixed Media Sculptor Amy Flynn
The Wizard of Odds and Ends
Amy Flynn is the creator of FOBOTS—found object robots. She’ll be talking about how she creates her funny creatures, finds all the vintage parts, puts them together, gives them funny names, and travels the country exhibiting at major art fairs. Expect more of a comedic monologue than an actual how-to tutorial!
Fiber Artist – Fashion Designer Joanna White
Zentangle Designs on Silk
Joanna will demonstrate her unique technique of creating Zentangle® designs with soy wax and gutta on silk for wearable art in all shapes and sizes.
Woodworker Ron Lentz
Ron will discuss the application of wood veneers in fine craft woodworking, including where it’s been and where it’s going. Special focus will be made on the needs and abilities of the small shop or serious hobbyist. Ron will share tricks and tips he’s learned on his own and not found in any publications.
Sunday, Nov. 13 Demonstrations
Sink Liners – Not Just for Dishes Anymore!
Karen’s demonstration will show ways to use everyday objects such as trivets, sink liners, and buttons to add interesting textures to clay surfaces. She will also reveal some simple processes to show how you can make your own texture tools and stamps.
Amazing Felt Making
Miriam Carter is a fiber artist and felt maker from Dublin, NH. Her handmade wool felt garments are wearable art. She employes both traditional and contemporary wet felt making processes using fine wool fiber and yarns, silk and cotton fabric.