Crafts Fair

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

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, Noon – 5 pm.

Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair – Then and Now


Here’s the Visitor Guide from last year’s Fair.
Interested in advertising in our 2015 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 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.


  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 last year’s Fair :

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


Sasha Bakaric
Sandy & Ann Batton
Marty Biernbaum
Chrissie Callejas
Trista Depp Chapman
Garry Childs
Linda & Jim Dalton
Amy Goldstein-Rice
Nancy Green
Michael Hamlin
Jayne Harris
Laurey-Faye Long
Sammie Nicely
Terance Painter
John Ransmeier
Adrina Richard
Joey Sheehan
Rachel Smith
Timothy Sullivan
Steven Summerville
Brad Tucker
Evelyn Ward
Doc Welty


Lesley Keeble
Kathleen Master
Jennifer McCormick
Martina Moore
Victoria Primicias
Patrick Robertson
Bob & Patti Stern
Melanie Walter


Lisa Aronzon
Veronica & David Bennett
John Geci
Betti Pettinati-Longinotti
David Russell
Mark Tickle
Warner Whitfield



Wendy Allen
Beth Andrews
Elynn Bernstein
Miriam Carter
Susan Ellis
Jane Frenke
John Gunther
Mimi Hay
Paula Bowers Hotvedt
Neal Howard
Julia Lewis
Jerry Maxey
Mindy McCain & Carrie May
Mary McFarland
Lucy and Thomas Moore
Leslie OwensBarb Polin
Shekina Rudoy
Michael Smith
Liz Spear
Jen Swearington
Matt Tommey
Jill Wagoner
Kathleen Weir-West


Deborah Armstrong
Erica Stankwytch Bailey
Tavia Brown
Ashley Buchanan
Laura Cardwell
Nell Chandler
Lisa Cimino
Ruthie Cohen
Jayne DeMarcay
Molly Dingledine
Kathleen Doyle & Tom Reardon
Ben Dyer
Mary Filapek & Lou Ann Townsend
Kate Rothra Fleming
Samantha Freeman
Tim Garvin
Leigh Griffin
Caryn Hetherston
Jennifer Jenkins
Maggie Joynt
Wiwat Kamalpornwijit
Kathy King
Logan Louis
Betty McKim
Lynn Hope McNees-Sams
Danielle Miller
Jody Ochs
Debra Perry & Dana Marnell
Courtney & Lee Peterson
Wendy Seaward
Ivy Solomon
Klaus Spies
Tiara Sunkyung & Tai Kim
Kim Thompson
Mary Timmer
Linda Van Hart
Lori Warren
Ali Wieboldt
Annie Grimes Williams


Lisa Stewart & Andrew Hayden
Rudy Tell


Jenn Bell
Robert Taylor
Paul Weller
Steve Zawistowski
Cynthia Wynn


Marie-Helene L. Grabman


John Furches
Linda Gourley
Jan Havens
Jay Pfeil


James Edward Barnes
Jim Carpenter
Adam Crowell
Larry Favorite
Robb Helmkamp
Andy Kearney
John Russell
Jim Sams
David Scott
Bayley Wharton


All demos free with the price of admission. 2014 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