American Handcrafted Show
Get ready for a much bigger American Handcrafted 2023 as we have doubled in size since last year! Let's plan together. Add us to your calendar by clicking here and explore all our resources.
I’d like to personally welcome you to the American Handcrafted market in Philadelphia, PA! This is a very exciting time for us as we continue our path of market growth and development. We are steadfastly focused on providing you with access and connection to the most talented artists and creators from across North America, the best design driven products, and important industry voices. All the essential ingredients necessary to help you build your businesses, along with all the colors, textures, and aromas to inspire and excite you.
As your Senior Relations Manager, I consider myself to be a champion for people, for product and for paving new lanes of mutually beneficial and treasured relationships that celebrate the love for what we do, and why we do it. I’m a community spotlight podcaster, speaker and all-around industry advocate. My focus is to bring you important information, conversations, and perspectives from both sides of the aisle.
Along your journey through our aisles, you will find yourself drawn to eye-catching hand-blown glass objects, metallic raku glazes or the glint of a hand forged diamond ring. Let the delicate scent of a soy-based candle remind you of why you do what you do. We are excited for you to walk our aisles and meet with hundreds of artisans, talk with them, and learn of their stories, because this is where the magic happens!
Attending the American Handcrafted market additionally offers you exposure to a vibrant city filled with arts, culture, cuisine, and some of the best street art in the world. Holding an honor of being deeply immersed in American history and known as the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia is a location of destination.
I cannot wait to see you, walk the aisles with you and learn of your stories! Feel free to connect with me on Instagram, LinkedIn, or by email.
NEW SECTION: Market Collection
Market Collection is a new destination located central on the show floor, encompassing a curated collection of products that are sought after by specialty retailers. You'll find products such as cards, wellness, gourmet foods, pet products, books, and unique gifts that are perfect for point of purchase - all made in US and Canada.
Now accepting limited applications until sold out. A few booths left. Reach out and we will help you apply! Click here to inquire.
Retailer Rani of Random Acts of Art
Retailer Rani of Random Acts of Art has reached out, she is repairing her storm after a lot of damage from Hurricane Ian. If you have not heard from her and have an order scheduled, please reach out to her before shipping. She plans to be open again before the holidays. https://randomactsart.com/blogs/news
Last Chance to Enter – Exhibitor Referral Program
Don't miss the last chance to refer an artist or maker to the 2023 American Handcrafted Show and get entered to win some awesome prizes for confirmed referrals! Are you an exhibitor who knows other artists that are perfect for our community, ready for wholesale, and have never showcased at our show? Let's sign them up to showcase and be part of our growing community. To learn more and participate click here.
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Discover Confirmed Exhibitors
We are expecting 240+ artists and makers which is more than double from last market! The opportunities, exposure, and value are growing for all of our community. Review the below featured brands and explore our growing exhibitor list by clicking here.
The American Handcrafted Show is a must attend trade show for buyers looking for unique handmade treasures that will enhance their own brands, communities, and experience. Here's a preview of buyers planning to join us this upcoming 2023 market.
BEAR CREEK CAFE & GIFT SHOP
By the Bay Gallery
Carol Solomon Gallery of Gifts
Earth Wind and Fire Gallery
Glass Onion Originals
JAMES MICHENER ART MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON MA
PURA VIDA GALLERY
The Morse Museum
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Both of my parents are very artistic individuals – my dad is a fine woodworker and my mom is a gifted seamstress, painter, and jeweler. In the early seventies, they both got the surprise of their lives when my mom became pregnant with me. These two talented people chose to give up their artistic endeavors for a more steady income to raise a family; that is when they longer had the drive to create art. My dad became a firefighter and my mom became an accountant.
My parents told me when I entered college that I should focus on a career that would ‘pay the bills’ – something that would be ‘dependable.’ Part of me wanted to continue to create with my hands but I also didn’t think that I had ‘the gift’ that my parents did. I followed a very safe path down the road of business administration and eventually earned an MBA in international marketing. Flash forward twenty years and I found myself as a successful business analyst in the consumer packaged goods industry. I decided to find a hobby to distract me from the tough days of my corporate life. After taking a glass bead making class with my mom and sister, I set my sights on creating jewelry from glass beads that I made.
I am mostly self-taught in the ancient art of glass enameling on copper and, save for a couple of tutoring sessions, self-taught metalworker. I am extremely proud of my work today and continue to push myself to find new applications and effects using powdered glass coupled with metalworking. My work has been featured in multiple national and international publications, I participate in juried art shows in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions (most recently, with the American Craft Council and Craft Boston), and enjoy teaching my craft to others who love the art form.
DON & LISA DRUMM
Don Drumm Studios & Gallery
Established in 1971, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery is one of the earliest galleries of contemporary craft opened in the U.S. Sculptor Don Drumm is world-renowned for pioneering the use of cast aluminum as an artistic medium. If the gifts you give must be astounding and your home accessories must be extraordinary, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery is the place to shop. Step through our courtyard gate and you know you are someplace special. Imagine two buildings - 5,000 square feet - filled with the finest jewelry, glass, sculpture, ceramics, metal and graphics created by the most talented designer-craftsmen in North America. We represent over 500 artists from Vancouver to Miami to Berkeley to NYC.
Our family has been involved with the arts for several generations. We have watched and participated in the growth of the American craft industry for most of our lives. Don, upon graduation from university, decided to try and survive as a full time practicing sculptor/craftsman. However, he was teaching summers at Penland School, where we met many other craftspeople. When we decided to open our own gallery we were able to draw on the people we met at Penland. During this period we heard that Noel Clark was sponsoring a show of American crafts at Frederick, MD and the first few days were for wholesale sales only. Unbelievable! No such shows existed at that time. But here we were able to expand the numbers of artists we saw and represented. We have valued our experience of being able to go to the American handcrafted markets to find new artists and to meet with those we represent and see their new work. I like to see the actual work, and to meet the crafts people we will be working with. It is so much better to see a body of work displayed together, rather than picture by picture on the web. We also value the artists input on what works best for them. Working virtually is very slow and we can do only one or two artists a day, where at a show we can accomplish so much more. I'm constantly amazed at the creativity of our American artists and the growth over the years.
Buyer Relations Strategist and Gallery Curator Dondrill Glover, is always out for an adventure in the discovery of local markets. A few of her favorites while in Philadelphia are Molly Malloy’s inside Reading Terminal Market “Their handmade biscuits with dash of their fluffy honey butter and Jam are divine” She also loves visiting Market Bloom “The loveliest little flower shop inside the Terminal, they are absolute joy to work with for our floral arrangements at our show” Dondrill also shares – how she loves walking the streets in morning on her way to Philadelphia’s Convention Center “There’s an old-world charm in history in parts of the city I simply adore “
At American Handcrafted, she understands the importance and value in supporting the local economy with retailers, buyers, and artisans alike – most importantly she knows the conscious and artisanal customer experience and the mission driving retailer buyer connection to brands. She encourages attendees to explore the all-incredible assortment resources and relationship building opportunities possible- but most importantly “I love to see people having a great time at the show”
American Handcrafted Show
February 25-27, 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center
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