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This Month

Sep 15, 2013 to Sep 15, 2014

“Art in Clay” looks at some of the old world ceramic processes first introduced to the Carolinas by eighteenth century European Immigrants.

Sep 26, 2013 to Aug 31, 2014

“Shifting Paradigms” explores the effect that technological advances have had on the way we think about our clothing.

Oct 26, 2013 12:15PM to Sep 1, 2014 5:15PM

Among the earliest series of Dale Chihuly’s work are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, begun on St. Patrick’s Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. Minty and milky, the Irish Cylinders feature glass-drawing pick-up techniques by Kate Elliott, Seaver Leslie, and Flora C. Mace.

Nov 9, 2013 12:15PM to Sep 1, 2014 5:15PM

With the closure of Ireland’s largest and world famous crystal factory at Kilbarry, Waterford, Irish glass history is at a turning point.

Fujino Sachiko, Bud Casing II, 2011

Nov 12, 2013 to Sep 8, 2014

“Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo” features over 60 pieces of modern Japanese ceramics and basketry recently given to the Museum of Fine Arts by Stanley and Mary Ann Snider.

Nov 16, 2013 to Nov 2, 2014

“Contemporary Glass” features a wide variety of glass works by some of the most accomplished and skilled artists working in the field today.

Jan 1, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists.

Installation view of "Look! See?" by Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert. Image courtesy Museum of Glass.

Feb 7, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014

“Look! See?” encourages visitors to touch, wear, and play with the artworks on display.

Feb 14, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014

This exhibition brings together a group of international artists to discuss the plate’s social and cultural significance.

Feb 22, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014

Artist Anna Skibska is best known for her large-scale glass installations.

Feb 22, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014

This exhibitionfeatures over 40 of the finest ceramic pieces from the Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo Collection.

Feb 28, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014

Curated by Nicole Nathan, “Portland Collects: British Ceramics” explores the relationship between artist, object, and collector.

Pouch, probably Iroquois, 1850. Skin, cloth, glass beads, porcupine quills, twine. Gift of Mr. Albert V. Sander. Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry National Center; 20.X.4

Mar 15, 2014 to Apr 26, 2015

“Floral Journey” Explores the dynamic history native North American beadwork.

Charles Loloma (Hopi, 1921-1991), Lost-wax cast ring, c. 1972. Silver, amethyst.

Mar 23, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

“Beauty Within” showcases Loloma’s wide-ranging talent.

Paul Villinski, Pilot, 1995. Found leather and canvas work gloves, rivets, steel, found wooden child's chair.  Gift of an anonymous donor, 2006. Photo credit: Ed Watkins, 2007.

Apr 1, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

The Museum of Arts and Design celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move with “Re: Collection.”

Apr 1, 2014 to Nov 14, 2014

The Muskegon Museum of Art announces a call for entries for “Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge.”

Apr 11, 2014 to May 1, 2015

This residency is ideal for the ceramic artist working on a short-term project.

Dafna Kaffeman, Invasive Plants (“I count to one and fall asleep.)” , 2012.

Apr 11, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

Ball State University's David Owsley Museum of Art has joined forces with Ball State's Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass to present "Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson."

Apr 12, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

“Retrospective” celebrates nearly 40 years of artist/factory collaborations at Bullseye Glass Company.

Angie Reano Owen, Cuff. Turquoise inlaid on shell, 3.5” by 2.5.” Photo by Kitty Leaken, image courtesy MIAC.

Apr 13, 2014 to Mar 2, 2016

“Turquoise, Water, Sky” is a reimagining of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry.

Calvin Ma, Not Out There, 2014. Ceramic, glaze, stain, glass. 15” x 11” x 11.” Photo by Calvin Ma. Image courtesy Contemporary Craft.

Apr 25, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014

A biennial juried show focusing on innovative uses of traditional craft media, this year the spotlight is on clay.

Apr 27, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

“Runway of Love” surveys the extensive oeuvre of the late influential fashion designer Patrick Kelly.

Sideboard with Blue China

Apr 28, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

Featuring three life-sized works representing Victorian furniture by renowned glass artist Beth Lipman.

May 8, 2014 to Feb 15, 2015

An exhibition of the work of fifteen contemporary textile artists working with felt.

May 9, 2014 12:00PM to Oct 11, 2014 12:00PM

"Fashioning Cascadia" dives head first into the craft of clothing design and production.

May 10, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

The Chrysler Museum presents an exhibition of glass works by the husband-wife Czech artists Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova.

Martin Papcύn, Ring, 1999. Artist photograph, silver, and brass.

May 13, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

The exhibition features more than 80 renowned artists from over 20 countries.

Richard Sweeney, 03M (Partial Shell), 2012. Watercolor paper, 300 gsm, 8½" x 12" x 10". Image courtesy of Richard Sweeney.

May 16, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014

“Folding Paper” features over 140 different origami works by 45 artists from all around the world.

Stoney Lamar, Torso for WT (William Turnbull), 1997. Ash. Image courtesy of the Asheville Art Museum.

May 17, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

“A Sense of Balance” features over 30 of Lamar’s most definitive works.

May 17, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

René Lalique (French, 1860 ─ 1945) was a successful jeweller who gradually introduced glass into his designs until it became his primary medium. A seminal influence on the Art Nouveau and Deco movements in France, the mass production of his designs made them available to a wider array of people all around the world.

Dario Escobar, Broken Circle, 2014. Bicycle reflectors. Image courtesy of the artist.

May 18, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

Dario Escobar has created a wall installation using more than 1,000 red bicycle reflectors.

Jessica Calderwood, Bloom, 2012. Enamel, copper, fiberglass resin, clay, milk paint, silk, and plastic. Image courtesy of the artist.

May 25, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

“Once Upon A Time” features artists that tell their stories through metaphor or parable.

May 25, 2014 to Aug 30, 2014

Penland School of Crafts offers one- and two-week summer workshops in Books & Paper, Clay, Drawing & Painting, Glass, Iron, Metals, Photography, Print & Letterpress, Textiles, Wood, and other media. Please see Penland's website to search for workshops by studio or by session date.

May 25, 2014 to Sep 1, 2014

"Workt by Hand” features more than 35 quilts from the Brooklyn’s Museum’s extensive decorative arts collection.

Julia Turner, Three Days Walking (Mourning Brooch), 2013. Brooch. Steel pins, vitreous enamel, steel, wood. 5 cm x 5 cm x 0.7 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

May 30, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

“La Frontera” features the work of jewelers exploring the U.S. / Mexico border through their artistic practice.

May 30, 2014 to Aug 30, 2014

Work made by recipients of the CCCD’s Windgate Fellowship.

Sandie Zilker, Fence Finials Reconsidered-Chartreuse, 2014. Brooch. Sterling, brass, copper enamel, polymer clay, resin fence finals. 5" x 2" x .75." Image courtesy Cara Murray.

May 30, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

Innovative and bold jewelry designs...

May 31, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

Explore the 300 year-old tradition of ryijy rugs

Parker Brown, The Defense of Ignorance (helmet), 2009. Steel, brass, bronze, leather, cotton, and wood. Image courtesy of the artist.

May 31, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

“Protective Ornament,” includes over 80 contemporary pieces of armor.


Jun 1, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

A national juried and invitational exhibition for all types of handcrafted clay and glass.

Bra, silk and lace, circa 1923. USA, gift of Leigh Bantivoglio. Image courtesy Fashion Institute of Technology.

Jun 3, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014

“Exposed: A History of Lingerie” explores the history of women's undergarments.

Jun 3, 2014 to Sep 6, 2014

This invitational exhibition includes works by five artists representing Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Hester Bateman (1709-94), Covered Sauceboat, 1784/85. Silver, gift of Antiques and Allied Arts Association. 1973.4 a-b. Image courtesy Birmingham Museum of Art.

Jun 5, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

An exhibition that testifies to an extraordinarily talented artist and an indomitable spirit.

Jun 6, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

The exhibition features over 200 teapots by more than 160 of America's most accomplished craftspeople.

Jun 12, 2014 to Sep 12, 2014

An exhibition of superbly crafted and painted tables by Kimberly Winkle.

Jun 13, 2014 to Sep 9, 2014

Meredith Schroeder will be welcomed into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame.

Ruth Ann Reese, ceramic sculpture. Image courtesy of Craft Alliance.

Jun 13, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

Celebrate this year's resident Craft Alliance artists.

Large as Life: Betty Davenport Ford, Elaine Katzer, Lisa Reisertson

Jun 14, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

“Large as Life” presents three female ceramicists who make figurative sculptures.

The "Annual Members Show" at the Richmond Art Center

Jun 14, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014

Come see the array of talent and imagination of the Richmond Art Center’s dynamic and creative community in this exhibition that features more than 100 works in a range of media, including screen-printing, ceramics, metals, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, weaving and more.

Jun 14, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

“The Shakers” draws heavily on the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon.

Jun 14, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014

This juried exhibition celebrates the work of members of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group.

Jun 14, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

An exhibition that celebrates Latino / Latina culture and the eponymous story by Jose Guadalupe Posada.

Jessica Joslin, Sylvian & Ezra, 2014. Antique hardware and findings, bone, brass, silver, chain, painted wood, glove leather, glass eyes. Image courtesy of the Artist and Lisa Sette Gallery.

Jun 14, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

This exhibition will survey the role of taxidermy in art.

"Ruth Braunstein: Focus on Clay" at the Richmond Art Center

Jun 14, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014

“Focus on Clay” consists of works from Bay Area art icon Ruth Braunstein’s extensive private collection.

Jun 19, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

This exhibition includes over 125 of Ayotte most exceptional works.

Jun 20, 2014 to Sep 2, 2015

a residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially conscious spirit.

Jun 20, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014

"Mariposa" is Plionis' first US solo show since moving to NYC.

Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell, Cabinet, ca. 1962. Welded and patinated steel, colored pigments, wood, 23 karat gold leaf, 32 1/4" x 46 1/8" x 24 1/4". Collection of Merrill Wright, Image courtesy Sotheby's.

Jun 21, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

“Crossing Boundaries” strives to place Evans’ works within the context of the wider midcentury design trends they contributed to.

Image courtesy Mingei International Museum

Jun 21, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

“SURF CRAFT” will survey the century-old, worldwide art of making surfboards, testifying to their minimalist design and poetic functionality. The exhibition aims to examine the ebb and flow of surfboard design from historical, cultural, and artistic perspectives.

Jun 22, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014

This exhibition features work from RAM's permanent collection that depicts a arrative.

Jun 23, 2014 to Sep 1, 2014

We’re looking for talented, independent artisans to share their work at our next handmade holiday shopping event. In conjunction with Lillstreet’s 39th Annual Holiday Show & Sale, this Holiday Art Fair will transform the Art Center into a vibrant marketplace. We are excited to offer this opportunity to artists both within and outside the Lillstreet community.


Jun 25, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

An exhibition that celebrates quilt artist and entrepreneur Mary A. McElwain.

Jun 25, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

Bricolage constructions that interpret the different seasons, forms, and variety of trees.

Jun 27, 2014 to Sep 16, 2014

“Backstitch” commemorates the 25th anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum.

Maker Unknown, Puritan Star Quilt, c. 1890, Cotton, Collection of Shelburne Museum, John Wilmerding Collection.

Jun 27, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

A collection of more than 30 different quilts that feature a variety of star patterns.

Jun 28, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Grinnell will use her practice to reflect on her parents’ occupations of seamstress and machinist.

Jennifer Crupi, Ornamental Hands: Figure Two (shown worn), 2011. Sterling silver, acrylic, inkjet print 8.5 x 5.5 x 15 in. Photo by Christian Luis.

Jun 28, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014

"A Display of Gestures is the first exhibition of Crupi’s celebrate conceptual metal works on the West Coast.

Jun 29, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

Sculptor Annette Bellamy explores the idea of transformation and weightlessness.

Misha Kahn, Pig Bench, 2012. Resin, Trash, Found objects. Photo by Misha Kahn.

Jul 1, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

“NYC Makers Open” highlights artists and artisans working in the five boroughs today.

Junko Maeda, Pojagi. Image courtesy of La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.

Jul 2, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014

Maeda makes miniature versions of “Futon” bedding and “Hanten” jackets.

Sachiko Yoshida, Tsunagu-Hearts are Linked. Image courtesy La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.

Jul 2, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014

Featuring quilts made by Japanese quilters and victims of the 2011 Tsunami.

Kametaro Matsumoto, Puzzle. Paint, wood, lacquer. 7½ x 6 x ½ in. Courtesy of Delphine Hirasuna, Image by Terry Heffernan.

Jul 3, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

Work by Japanese Americans interned during World War II...

Warren Seelig, Shadowfield/Granite Path, 2010. Granite, silver brazed stainless steel. 18 x 114 x 8 in. Image courtesy Daniel Stephens.

Jul 5, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014

An exhibition that explores fiber art innovations of the past and present.

Woman's Kimono with Large Dewdrops, Japan, early Showa period (1926-89), c. 1935.

Jul 5, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

“Kimono for a Modern Age” features more than thirty examples of the garment from the LACMA's Permanent Collection

Jul 8, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

A call for the best contemporary fiber art in the Southeast.

Jul 10, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

Gifts of contemporary glass from the Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser collection...

Jul 11, 2014 to Sep 6, 2014

A floating sculpture by Adam John Manley.

Sandra Jane Heard, Vestiges of Emancipation, 2011. Vintage woven steel tape. 41 x 68 x 11 in. Image courtesy of the American Textile History Museum.

Jul 11, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

The 21st in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Jul 12, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

“Six McKnight Artists” features new work by recent McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists recipients.

Jul 13, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

Featuring work in clay, glass, fiber, and wood.

Jul 31, 2014 to Oct 28, 2014

An exhibition of quilts juried by Dr. Sandra Sider.

Aug 1, 2014 to Oct 13, 2014

Open to all Texas artists working in fiber or employing fiber techniques.

Aug 1, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

Seven fine artists from Pittsburgh collaborate with five local glass artists.

Charlotte Kruk, Racine Art Museum

Aug 1, 2014 to Jul 26, 2015

Artist Charlotte Kruk explores alternative understandings of the term “eye candy.”

Aug 1, 2014 to Dec 29, 2014

An exciting opportunity from the Wichita Center for the Arts

Robbin Firth, "Maze of Color," 2013. Wool, wood frame. UPWOLFING & palm washboard felted.

Aug 1, 2014 to Oct 23, 2014

Showcasing the exceptional work of Textile Center members.

Aug 1, 2014 to Oct 25, 2014

The culminating effort of the International Turning Exchange Residency program...

Aug 1, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014

Apply for a month-long residency in Chapala, Mexico...

Aug 1, 2014 to Oct 25, 2014

The results of a challenge to replicate or interpret a quilt of a particular style or period.

Chotsani Elaine Dean, the Inaugural DO GOOD Short Term Resident of 2013-14

Aug 1, 2014 to Sep 2, 2014

A residency for ceramicists with a strong sense of community engagement.

William Daley, Joy-Full Libation Vesica, 2010. Unglazed ground stoneware. Image courtesy of the Society of Arts and Crafts.

Aug 2, 2014 to Oct 25, 2014

This exhibition includes 14 different works from Daley’s 7 decade-long career

Aug 3, 2014 to Sep 6, 2014

A selection of functional clay & glass pieces by members of the Association of Clay & Glass Artists of California.

Aug 8, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014

Textile Center, a national center for fiber art, is now accepting artwork submissions for the Holiday Gallery Shop November 1 to December 27, 2014. Artwork may include unique gift items for women, men & kids; home décor; wearables; accessories; jewelry; seasonal and/or holiday items. Submissions accepted online

José Sierra, White Geometry Vase. Porcelain,  8 x 6 x 6 in. Image courtesy Santa Fe Clay.

Aug 8, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

An exhibition of ceramicists David Crane and José Sierra.

David Crane, Chief Box, 2009. 10 in. high. Stoneware.

Aug 8, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

Santa Fe Clay is pleased to present work by these two exceptional craftsmen.

Aug 11, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014

Hand Papermaking Journal produces limited-edition collections of paper art in biannual portfolios.

Aug 14, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

An exhibition of 10 spectacular art quilts by Nancy Crow.

Aug 14, 2014 to Jan 25, 2015

Featuring selections from the Honolulu Museum of Art’s rich collection of contemporary fiber art.

Aug 15, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

Patina Gallery celebrates its 15th anniversary with this exceptional exhibition.

Bandhu Scott Dunham, Viniform Goblet. Image courtesy Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass.

Aug 16, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

The exhibition features unique goblets from glass artists all around the country.

Cynthia Toops, Night and Day. Silver and Polymer Clay. Image courtesy Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery.

Aug 20, 2014 to Sep 10, 2014

 Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery is excited to present a new set of work by artist Cynthia Toops.

Aug 21, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

The International Polymer Clay Association is pleased to host Arches 2014, the organization’s annual retreat.

Gerald Eskin, Large Wall Platter. Image courtesy of Iowa Artisans Gallery.

Aug 22, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014

A benefit exhibition for the Gerald Eskin Ceramics Art Initiative at the University of Iowa.

Aug 22, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

A great chance to mingle with your fellow bladesmiths.

Keith Holt, Singing Sphere. Image courtesy of Craft Alliance.

Aug 22, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

"Precision Cut" focuses on wood artists pushing beyond the process of lathe turning.

Quilt, Russia and United States, c. 1899. Glass beads, velvet embroidered with wool, silk, and metallic thread. The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Fund, 1986-119.

Aug 22, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Highlighting a colorful patchwork quilt that bears Eastern European and American imagery.

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts on University Avenue

Aug 23, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

Celebrate the 33rd annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts on University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto.

African Print Cloths from the Fowler Museum collection. Image courtesy of the Fowler Museum.

Aug 24, 2014 to Dec 14, 2014

Exploring the cultural and artistic significance of these double-printed cloths.

Robert Bliss, "Lady Mursaki’s Fan Chair," 1993. Teak, suede. 30 x 37 x 24 inches. Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center Collection. Gift of the Artist.

Aug 25, 2014 to Feb 27, 2015

Delving into the role that Black Mountain College played in mid-century design and studio craft.

Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 14, 2014

The first exhibition to explore Polich’s significant contributions to his medium.

Aug 28, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

A large-scale installation of Rebecca Hutchinson’s fascinating Paper Clay pieces

Image courtesy of Honolulu Museum of Art. Photo by Hal Lum.

Aug 30, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

"Hawaii's Woodshow" features works by the state’s greatest wood artists using Hawai’i grown wood.