Crafts Fair

An annual showcase for Piedmont Craftsmen’s Exhibiting Members
and Craft Artists in the process of applying for membership

November 16 & 17, 2013

M.C. Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, Noon – 5 pm.
Make it a weekend. Hotel packages available at the Hawthorne Inn

Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair – Then and Now


Here’s the Visitor Guide from last year’s Fair.
Interested in advertising in our 2013 Fair Visitor Guide? Click here.

Exhibitors…interested in advertising in the Fair Visitor Guide?  Click here.
Interested in volunteering?  Click here for our Fair Volunteer Form.
Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair News Release

Members Only Preview Night : Friday, November 15

(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 130 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Preview Night

Artists participating in the 2013 Fair (as of August 12):

(Names in italics are artists in the final phase of the Standards Jury Process)


Sandy and Ann Batton
Pam Brewer
Thomas Bothe
Scot Cameron-Bell
Trista Depp Chapman
Garry Childs
Doug Dacey
Linda & Jim Dalton
Michael Hamlin-Smith
Jayne Harris
Kathie Kline
Christine Kosiba
Sammie Nicely
Terance Painter
Ronan Kyle Peterson
John Ransmeier
Adrina Richard
Rachel Smith
Eddie Smith
Timothy Sullivan
Steven Summerville
Courtney Tomchik
Brad Tucker
Tanya Tyree
Ann Van Every
Jim Whalen


Lesley Keeble
Kathleen Master
Jennifer McCormick
Patrick Robertson
Melanie Walter


Veronica & David Bennett
Deana Blanchard & Chuck Young
JJ Brown & Simona Rosasco
John Geci
Betti Pettinati-Longinotti
Mark Russell
Marc Tickle
David Wilson & Loretta Forde



Margaret Agner
Wendy Allen
Leslie Bowman-Friedlander
Justine Dennis
Vicki Essig
Laura C Frazier
Jane Frenke
Carolyn Glazener
John Gunther
Mimi Hay
Paula Bowers Hotvedt
Neal Howard
Diane Leshin
Mary McFarland
Lucy and Thomas Moore
Leslie Owens
Karen Poetzinger
Barbara Polin
Tatiana Rakhmanina
Shekina Rudoy
Laura Sims
Michael Smith
Liz Spear
Jen Swearington
Matt Tommey
Mia Tyson
Jill Wagoner
Kathleen Weir-West


Erica Stankwytch Bailey
Una Barrett
Tavia Brown
Ashley Buchanan
Laura Cardwell
James Carter
Nell Chandler
Ruthie Cohen
Jayne DeMarcay
Kathleen Doyle & Tom Reardon
Ben Dyer
Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsend
Rona Fisher
Kate Rothra Fleming
Tim Garvin
Leigh Griffin
Caryn Hetherston
Kathy King
Michele LeVett
Kathy Lightcap
Betty Helen Longhi
Barbara & Robert McLaughlin
Lynn Hope McNees-Sams
Jody Ochs
Debra Perry & Dana Marnell
Courtney & Lee Peterson
Klaus Spies
Barbara & Rick Umbel
Lori Warren
Ali Wieboldt
Annie Grimes Williams


Lisa Stewart & Andrew Hayden
Rudy Tell


Tim Britton


Chery Cratty
Marie-Helene L. Grabman


Andrew Goliszek


Linda Gourley
Jan Havens
Jay Pfeil


James Edward Barnes
Michael Brown
Jim Carpenter
Adam Crowell
Larry Favorite
Derek Hennigar
Andy Kearney
Kipley Meyer
John Russell
Jim Tobias
Robert Wagner
Bayley Wharton


All demos free with the price of admission.

(  UL= Upper Level Demo Area   /   LL=Lower Level Demo Area  )

Saturday Nov. 16

11:00am     Laura Sims / Hydro-Printing on Silk  -  UL
11:00am     Rachel Smith / Clay Wheel  -  LL

12:00pm     David Alberts / Jewelry  -  UL
12:00pm     Ron Propst / Clay Wheel  -  LL

1:00pm     David Bennett / Glass Bead-making  -  UL
1:00pm     Doug Dacey / Clay Wheel  -  LL

2:00pm     Erica Stankwytch Bailey / Jewelry  -  UL
2:00pm     Ronan Peterson / Clay Wheel  -  LL

3:00pm     Lesley Keeble / Mixed Media  -  UL
3:00pm     Sammie Nicely / Clay Handbuilding  -  LL

4:00pm     Betty Helen Longhi / Metal Forming  -  UL
4:00pm     Mia Tyson / Clay Wheel  -  LL


Sunday Nov. 17

1:00pm     Margaret Agner / Painted Silk  -  UL
1:00pm     Ann Batton / Clay Handbuilding  -  LL

2:00pm     Ben Dyer / Jewelry  -  UL
2:00pm     Eddie Smith / Clay Wheel  -  LL

3:00pm     Karen Poetzinger / Hooked Rug  -  UL
3:00pm     Pam Brewer / Clay Handbuilding  -  LL