Demonstrations

Arts and Crafts collectors have never been content to simply acquire pieces for our homes. We immediately want to learn as much as we can about each piece, from who made it and when it was made to precisely what skills and techniques were required to achieve its combination of beauty and usefulness. Each year at the National Arts and Crafts Conference we have arranged for craftsmen and women who are also skilled at teaching to provide 20-minute demonstrations of their craft.

Much like our featured demonstrators either made a pre-recorded video of their process or brought the process to participants live in our virtual shows, demonstrators will return to the Grove Park Inn in 2022 to show their process on site during the National Arts and Crafts Shows.

It’s too early to list our demonstrators and demonstration topics for 2022. However, if you have an idea of a demonstration you would like to see or know of someone who would make a perfect demonstrator, please send us an email using our form below and let us know so we can consider your idea.

The following are demonstration topics we used from our 2021 virtual National Arts and Crafts Conference…

“The Making of a Block Print” with Laura Wilder

“Greene & Greene: A Style” with Tom Gallenberg, furniture maker.

“The Basics of Embroidery” with Natalie Richards

“Stephanie in Her Studio: Adventures in Carving Porcelain” with Stephanie Young

“Interior Color Choices Made Easy” with Karen Hovde

“A Potter’s Craft” with Julie Calhoun-Roepnack

“Exterior Color Choices Made Easy” with Karen Hovde