July 30 & 31, 2016 – Wilmington, DE

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The Artful Object:

Best Seen from All Sides

Featuring Paula Brown-Steedly

The PA Guild of Craftsmen brings handmade to the Chase Center on the Riverfront

Wilmington: The largest premier fine craft market in the Brandywine Valley returns for its 10th year.  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will host more than 100 skilled artisans at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, July 30 & 31. This indoor shopping experience boasts a unique array of beautiful items that are all handmade in America, ranging from one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture, artisan furniture, and more and more.

Paula Brown-Steedly, an expressive clay artist, first found balance and freedom in the company of horses. When she began to work with clay she discovered the balance and freedom of combining different techniques and textures in her work; her pieces are best viewed from all sides in order to appreciate the smooth quality of slab work, enhanced by the rough sculptural equine carving.

Brown-Steedly has developed her own unique clay mixture to accommodate the immediate and intense ways she works. The stoneware she works with is resilient, coarse and rich brown. “I create wheel thrown, hand-built and slab pieces with odd and uneven sides that are manipulated with texturing, sculpture and compression. Compression is key to creating objects with contrast, direction and asymmetrical patterning and rhythm” says the artist about her unique process.  Come meet Paula to add one of her extraordinary pieces to your curated collection.

“We encourage you to come and shop for quality handmade items at this prestigious show. These Guild artisans have been chosen by their peers, and represent traditional and contemporary crafts at their finest, “ says Interim Director Brian Cunfer. “We ask that you recognize and support these men and women who preserve the craft.” With this event, the Guild continues to unite an astute audience with exceptional handmade objects.

Community Partners “Making” it Happen!

A big “thank you” goes out to our community partners for connecting their memberships with this amazing show. We look forward to seeing you all there!

        The Delaware Art Museum  | Winterthur Museum  |  Delaware Center for Contemporary Art

 |  Biggs Museum of American Art  |

              Christina Cultural Arts Center  |  Newark Arts Alliance |  Center for the Creative Arts

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GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION:

The Pennsylvania Guild of Fine Craft Fair is open Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE. Admission is $8/adults ($1 off with this article in hand, or coupon available from www.pacrafts.org), and free for children under 16.  Free parking is plentiful.  Members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen receive free admission!  Join as a supporter of craft at www.pacrafts.org today. For more information, call 717.431.8706 or visit www.pacrafts.org.


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