DC’s major fall event for contemporary craft, the Washington Craft Show arrives November 6-8, with special guest Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appearing and signing copies of her new book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box on November 7.
This premier national showcase presents 190 of the nation’s best contemporary craft artists and their latest collections of arts for everyday or special occasions, home décor, and what to wear with individual style. Each one-of-a-kind or limited edition piece represents a signature concept in ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, basketry, wood, furniture, mixed media and craft couture.
The Washington Craft Show received the Designers’ Choice Award for a Design Event from the 2009 Home & Design Sourcebook.
–Curator’s Talk and Book Signing with Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
Diplomatic and personal history come to life through the brooches prominently worn by Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Secretary Albright will sign copies of her new book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box, and have a conversation with the curator of the first major exhibition of her brooches, David Revere McFadden, also chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Saturday, November 7, 3:30 p.m.
–Artisan Craft/Artisan Foods: Tasteful Entertaining
In a series of demonstrations and tastings, independent local producers of artisan cheeses, breads and flowers show how to effectively display together the complementary arts of hands-on craft, created in artists’ studios, and traditionally grown foods, full of flavor.
–Artists’ talks and demonstrations throughout the weekend bring insights to their eco-friendly and other original works.
Date: November 6-8
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Washington Convention Center
Admission $15, seniors $13, children under 12 free