CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS MARKET COMES
TO THE PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER
Supporting Independent Artists and Craftspeople,
The Market Offers Jury-Selected Pieces to Holiday Shoppers
Contemporary Crafts Market
Pasadena Convention Center
November 1-3, 2013
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $8, children 12 and under FREE
Over 40 door prizes available
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(PASADENA, Calif./LOS ANGELES) – DATE – Just in time for the holidays, the Contemporary
Crafts Market comes to the Pasadena Convention Center November 1-3, 2013. Returning as
the West Coast’s premiere event for one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts, the
November market will feature the distinctive works of approximately 200 of the nation’s finest
artists — ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles,
custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more. All items on display and for sale have
been jury-selected for their exceptional quality.
The Contemporary Crafts Market has been a showcase for burgeoning and established talent
since its inception 28 years ago. The market brings together an eclectic mix of artisans, while
also allowing visitors to meet the artists behind some of the nation’s finest crafts.
“Each year, the Contemporary Crafts Market provides shoppers and collectors with some of the
finest craft pieces from across the United States,” said Roy Helms, founder of the Contemporary
Crafts Market and past president of the American Craft Enterprises, the marketing arm of the
American Crafts Council. “This market will be no exception, with a truly extraordinary array of
pieces available to visitors that are perfect gifts for family and friends.”
The Contemporary Crafts Market is a carefully juried show featuring fine crafts and quality
functional and decorative arts. The exhibitors undergo a rigorous screening process to qualify
as participants in the show. All artwork must be quality hand-made designs and be represented
by the artist.
Helms has continually sought to raise awareness of fine crafts as a serious art form by
highlighting talented artists, including many whose works can be found in national and
international museums and galleries. For nearly three decades, the Contemporary Crafts Market
has done a great deal to bring greater recognition and appreciation to the crafts profession by
challenging America’s perception of handmade art.
“The level of quality and originality of crafts being produced by participating artists has
superseded itself year after year attracting new craft and folk art audiences,” added Helms.
Many noted interior designers, high-end collectors and retail buyers often visit the market to
gain insight into developing color and style trends. As the ideal resource for unique and original
holiday shopping, the Contemporary Crafts Market remains an invaluable testament to the
American Crafts Movement.
This November’s market will feature a number of artists who take novel approach to the art of
Local Pasadena artist Joe Feinblatt is a wood turner producing fine quality bowls, wood
turnings with spun metal, and unique ‘green’ lamps, that are not only energy efficient, but are
produced from sustainably harvested or salvaged woods. www.greenwoodartist.com
Artist Joseph Gatto has been making jewelry for over 60 years. He
reuses or recycles precious metals, gold, silver and platinum
together with antiques, or antiquities up to 3000 years old. He is a
proud environmentalist and an advocate of objects made by hand
by local crafts persons. www.wearartnow.com
Artist Yumi Ueno’s designs
are an exploration of three dimensional geometric
abstraction. Using precious and semi-precious stones with
silver and gold, Ueno’s work emphasizes the importance
and beauty of color, pattern and texture. Ueno’s
inspiration comes from her memories of reading fairytales
as a child, resulting in whimsical pieces that evoke
imagination and amusement. www.yumidesign.com
A limited number of free passes are available from this web site. Click on one of the three images above and print or scan our QR code below. Bring to the Will Call Desk at the entrance of the show for up to two free admission tickets.
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
November 1, 2 & 3, 2013
Hours Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM;
Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Admission $8; children 12 and under, free.