An annual showcase for Piedmont Craftsmen’s Exhibiting Members
and Craft Artists in the process of applying for membership
November 21 & 22, 2015
M.C. Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem
Visit the Fair on your smart phone or tablet with our online map
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, Noon – 5 pm.
Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair – Then and Now
Make it a weekend! Hotel package available.
Members Only Preview Night : Friday, November 20
(Want to come to the Preview Party? Join us as a Supporting Member.)
- Adults $7
- Students/Seniors (age 65 and up) $6
- Children under 12 no charge
- Weekend Pass $11
Quality craftsmanship and excellent design have always been the hallmarks of Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair. Held annually since 1963 by Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., the fair showcases the handwork of more than 120 fine artisans from across the southeast in a setting that allows shoppers to meet the crafts people, talk to them about their work, and view demonstrations of craft techniques.
Exhibiting members include craft artists who work in clay, wood, glass, fibers, leather, metal, photography, printmaking, and mixed media creating one-of-a-kind works that can be functional as well as beautiful. In addition to the quality of the work shown, Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair has a well deserved reputation for an ambiance that is relaxed, welcoming, and beautiful.
- Take Business-40 in to Winston-Salem, exit at Cherry St (one way) and drive north. Cross the numbered streets including 5th St, and the Benton Convention Center will be on your left. There is a City parking deck on the right.
- Or Take Hwy 52 to the 3rd 4th 5th Streets exit, go west on 5th Street, turn right on Cherry St, and the Benton Convention Center will be on your left. There is a City parking deck on the right.
Artists participating in this year’s Fair (as of September 8, 2015) :
(Names in italics are artists in the final phase of the Standards Jury Process)
2014 DEMO SCHEDULE
All demos free with the price of admission. 2015 schedule will be posted closer to the event..
( UL= Upper Level Demo Area / LL=Lower Level Demo Area )
Saturday Nov. 22
11:00am – UL – David Alberts Metal – jewelry
11:00am – LL – Rachel Smith Clay – wheelthrowing
12:00pm – UL – Melanie Walter Basketry – pine needles
12:00pm – LL – Ron Propst Clay – wheelthrowing
1:00pm – UL – David Bennett Glass – torch
1:00pm – LL – Michael Hamlin-Smith Clay – wheelthrowing & handbuilding
2:00pm – UL – Lesley Keeble Mixed Media – figurative sculpture
2:00pm – LL – Joey Sheehan Clay – wheelthrowing
3:00pm – UL – Annie G. Williams Metal – jewelry
3:00pm – LL – Marty Biernbaum Clay – wheelthrowing
4:00pm – UL – Betti P. Longinotti Glass – painting
4:00pm – LL – cleaning the wheel area for the demonstrations on Sunday
Sunday Nov. 23
1:00pm – UL – Marie-Helene Grabman Paper – cutting
1:00pm – LL – Annie Van Every Clay – wheelthrowing
2:00pm – UL – Ben Dyer Metal – jewelry
2:00pm – LL – Sammie Nicely Clay – handbuilding
3:00pm – UL – Jay Pfeil Printmaking
3:00pm – LL – Eddie Smith Clay – wheelthrowing
Thank you to our Education Sponsor for 2014