In 1963 a group of friends and acquaintances gathered around a kitchen table to discuss their love of crafts. From that first conversation came Piedmont Craftsmen – a guild of crafts artists and crafts collectors whose devotion to the handmade object and ties to the heritage of craft work in the region have spanned several generations. The guild has expanded its mission, over its 50+ year history. Click the button below to read more about our history!

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Gallery Exhibitions

60 Years of Fine Craft Part 1: 1963-1993

60 Years of Fine Craft Part 1 spans our founding in 1963 to 1993. From founding members like Tom Suomalainen and Mildred Ball (both featured in this show) to artists like Marcia McDade and Penny Truitt (also featured and both of whom joined in 1993) the history of the early formative years of Piedmont Craftsmen are here for you to enjoy. The exhibition is open June 2nd – July 29th.

06/02/23 - 07/29/23

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Art and craft education enrich our community. We champion fine craft & art education. We invite you to engage with our artists.

Unlike traditional non-profits, we strive to build a timeless bond with the community through membership, education and exhibitions.

Quality Fine Crafts!
Building Community!
Enriching Lives!


Innovate, Inspire and Ignite Creativity

As a non-profit arts organization, Piedmont Craftsmen relies on support from those who appreciate fine craft.


2023 New Members


Evan Berding’s Wicker Wellborn Chair