It's no secret that crafting has experienced a rebirth over the past few years. But there's a difference between the découpage magnets I make for my refrigerator and May Luk's handmade ceramic vases with antique-inspired illustrations. It's called skill. If you need to see it to believe it, you're in luck.
The 34th annual American Craft Council Show, the largest juried craft show in the West featuring works by 250 local and visiting artists, kicks off today at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, running through Sunday. The crafts exhibited will range from tabletop pottery and other home décor like Luk's, as well as furniture, fashion, jewelry, and more, all handmade from a range of materials.
If you're in the market for green crafts, you'll be happy to find plenty of works by artists using found, recycled, and eco-friendly materials and techniques. There will also be plenty of work by rising indie craft artists praised for their use of innovative techniques and materials. If you want to make Friday night a movie night, catch a special screening of filmmaker Faythe Levine's documentary Handmade Nation — one of my March Must Haves. Find more details about show hours and admission prices here. To get a sneak peek of some other works you'll see there, read more.