Friday, April 20, 2012

Smithsonian Craft Show

30th Anniversary Smithsonian Craft Show - Celebrating the Creative Spirit of America - April 19 – 22, 2012

Thursday was the first day of the "new schedule."  After walking Sophia and Griffin to school, I wen to the annual Smithsonian Craft Show.  It is a quite different than other Smithsonian shows....everything was for sale.  The prices were not as high as they could have been....considering the creativity and quality of work.  I met some great students from the Savannah College of Art and Design with some fantastic wearable art, jewelry and other creative designs.  They were so excited to have been accepted into this very competitive show.

I also enjoyed the work of Lisa and Scott Cylinder, creators of that snail brooch above.  They had a lot of birds and other small animals, made from mostly recycled materials...including pieces of musical instruments. Their website is

I also enjoyed furniture made by Tom Wessells, which were cabinets with an inlaid image on the door and then interiors reflect a luna moth on the door and a moon on the inside.  It was beautifully done inlay work.  His website is

There were also some ubelievably creative cakes...well, decorated cardboard cakes.  I had never seen anything like some of those.  One was little truffles served inside a giant crinkled paper poppy.  Really special stuff.

There was much more and I could go on and on.  It was something to remember.
Also made a quick trip to the National Museum of Art, but will have to go back.  I had to leave in time to pick up the kids from school.

1 comment:

  1. Great that you have had time to make your usual trip to the Smithsonian! Good report :)