Fall for the latest look at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Nov. 8-11 at the Convention Center

is felt by Jennifer Fecker (Jewelry)

Leading Philadelphia-based interior designers Eric Rymshaw (Fury Design) and Marcello Luzi (Weixler Peterson Luzi Interior Designers) are talking about the increasing demand for handmade craft pieces and how clients are seeking special objects that have a unique story and an original look.

Craft artisans are an important part of recent design trends. Marcello Luzi shared that his clients have “a cozy, comfortable, rustic, natural, raw, unfinished, casual, hand-crafted, special, one-of-a-kind design mind set,” adding that “Individuality of style and design is what makes each artisan different. Now, more than ever, the handmade craft piece is highly desirable and sought after.”

From Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, 2012, The Craft Show Committee and The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the 36th annual Craft Show. This premier exhibition and sale of contemporary American craft, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, includes 195 of the bestcraft artists in the United States. A select group of artists from Great Britain will also be exhibiting and selling their work.

Dates and hours for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show are: Thursday, November 8, and Friday, November 9, 11 am-9 pm; Saturday, November 10, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday, November 11, 10 am-5 pm. General admission is $15.00. Two-day passes are $20.00. Children under 12 are $5.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash only), or in advance by calling the Craft Show office at (215) 684-7930. Group admission can be arranged for 10 or more by contacting the Craft Show office.

The crafted interior design piece often becomes a conversation piece in the home. In the fall, we all tend to shift from spending time outdoors to either entertaining at home or hopping from house to house as part of the holiday party circuit. It’s always wonderful to have a new, beautifully handcrafted item to spark a great conversation. We hope to see you at the 2012 Craft Show!

Visit pmacraftshow.org for admission details, and check out the Craft Show blog for an inside peek at this year’s program.

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