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During COVID-19, we are asking that all visitors wear masks and sanitize their hands upon entering the gallery. The number of people in the gallery at a time is being limited.

Since 1963, Winston-Salem, North Carolina has been home to Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., a guild founded by craft artists and collectors to honor the work of the hand.

Today, Piedmont Craftsmen represents nearly four hundred of the United States’ most talented artisans. Exhibiting Members are juried into the organization on the basis of their skill, professionalism, quality, and originality by a standards committee made up of exhibiting craftsmen. Their work includes fine handmade garments, jewelry, one-of-a-kind functional housewares and beautiful decorative objects.

At the beginning of a new millennium the consumer market is dominated by mass-produced goods and computer-generated imagery, and our daily lives are filled with objects which have rendered themselves invisible by the very nature of their plastic perfection. There are still some individuals creating hand-wrought, beautifully designed and crafted objects, and there are people and organizations that celebrate the combination of spirit, craftsmanship, and aesthetics that go into the making of those objects.

The organization carries on a centuries-old regional tradition dating back to the eighteenth century when the first Moravian settlers established their workshops, laid out their garden plots, and set up housekeeping in the lovely rolling hills of the Piedmont. Furniture makers, potters, weavers, metalsmiths and glassblowers, their goods were recognized as the finest available in the southeast.

The organization conducts educational workshops, mounts exhibitions, and operates a gallery and shop at 601 North Trade Street in Winston-Salem, NC.

Shop hours are during the COVID-19 pandemic:
TUESDAY – FRIDAY : 11:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
SATURDAY : 11:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

For more information about membership in Piedmont Craftsmen, call (336)725-1516.

Gallery Exhibitions

Betty Helen Longhi Retrospective

Betty Helen Longhi Retrospective¬† ¬†An exhibit of work made between the mid-1970s to today, from celebrated master metalsmith & educator. There are two ways in which Betty Helen Longhi hopes her work will speak to people. The first is the expression of beauty and the way in which beauty can uplift the human spirit. The second comes from her strong wish to create work that will give an aura of peace as an antidote to the troubled times in which we live. Jewelry, sculpture, and functional objects in this exhibit have been hammered, fired and cast from gold, silver, bronze, copper, pewter & niobium. Their fluid forms encase and surround shells, pearls, sand, stones, driftwood, and feathers Work in this […]

10/09/21 - 12/31/21