Academy Art Museum 2013 Craft Show to Feature 26 New Artists

The Academy Art Museum has announced that its 2013 Craft Show & Fine Arts Marketplace will be held October 18-20, 2013 in Easton, MD. The 16th Annual Craft Show will spotlight many finely-crafted items by more than 65 national artists, including 26 new artists from across the country. Featured items will include unusual, hand-made and unique decorative home accessories, furniture, jewelry, wearable art and gift items.

Among this year’s exhibitors is seasoned clay artist Joyce Inderbitz of Yardley, PA, who creates unique, handcrafted stoneware and raku pottery. Love of nature and organic shapes erupt in her sensitive sculptural forms, which are in many private collections. Her stoneware is known for its intricately cut decorative patterns.

Using such techniques as caning, engraving, weaving, and layering, jewelry artist, Wiwat Kamolpornwijit of Alexandria, VA, hand forms every piece of polymer clay jewelry that he creates. His jewelry colors are all original colors of the clay, there is no paint applied. He adds beads and wires to complement his nature-inspired designs and intricate botanical images.

Hiroshi Nakayma of Worthington, MA, is returning to the Museum’s Craft Show. He was awarded the Museum’s 2002 Arts Market Place Award for Best Work Overall for his high-fire stoneware, uniquely glazed and fired. His pottery, based on his Japanese heritage, speaks to the Japanese idea of beauty and a quiet appreciation of nature. His work, although decorative and contemplative, is also functional.

The 2013 Craft Show hours will be Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a Preview Party on Friday, October 18, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Show & Fine Arts Marketplace, which will be located both in the Academy Art Museum and the Waterfowl Building in Easton, is one of the major fundraisers for the Academy Art Museum. Proceeds go to support the Museum’s many community-based exhibitions, programs and educational opportunities for all ages. For further information,