Friday, October 12, 2018

Save the Dates

We are returning to Lounsbury House, November 2nd & 3rd, 2019




Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Diane Louise Paul Featured Artist By Early American Life Magazine

American Craftsmen Show Leather Artisan Diane Louise Paul
The American Craftsmen Show in Ridgefield artisan Diane Louise Paul is the current Early American Life Magazine featured Directory Artist. Ms. Paul is included the 2015 Early American Life Magazine Artisan Directory under its Leather category. Congratulations Diane!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Meet Wooden Bowl Maker Shaari Horowitz

American Craftsmen Show Wooden Bowl Maker Shaari Horowitz
In the Connecticut workshop of Shaari Horowitz, traditional craft is reinterpreted and transformed into a contemporary art form.  Intricate hand-painted patterns derived from old-world color palettes surround the gilded and glazed surfaces of our hand-hewn & turned wood bowls.  Each piece carries an original design based on classical sources with roots in medieval manuscripts, ancient textiles and the frescoes of Pompeii.  These bowls serve as both functional and decorative works of art.

This is Shaari’s first year participating in American Craftsmen Show.  Shaari Horowitz is from Sharon, Connecticut. She is a member of the Early American Folk Arts & Trades Facebook group.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Meet Traditional Ceramics Artist Steve Earp

American Craftsmen Show Traditional Ceramics Artist Steve Earp
Steve Earp is inspired by the clarity and beauty of traditional ceramic art from the 17th to 19th centuries.  His intention is not to make exact copies of original artifacts, but to interpret, promote, and enjoy the formal and decorative possibilities of these fascinating historical styles.

Stephen Earp is from Shelburne, Massachusetts and is included in Early American Life Magazine’s Traditional American Crafts Directory Listing of artists.  He is also a member of the Early American Folk Arts & Trades Facebook group.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pamela Dalton Demonstrates Making Scherenschnitte on Youtube


Meet Scherenschnitte Artist Pamela Dalton

American Craftsmen Show Scherenschnitte Artist Pam Dalton
Pam Dalton creates original designs (Scherenschnitte) influenced by popular historical themes such as patriotism, biblical and religious motifs and scenes from rural life.  Each piece is sketched freehand and then cut by hand, from a single piece of paper.  The finished piece is placed in a false grain frame.

Pam Dalton is from Ghent, New York. She is a member of the Early American Folk Arts & Trades Facebook group





Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Meet Woodcarving Artist Larry Koosed

Larry Koosed, along with his wife Paige, has been carving for 40 years.  Starting by reproducing early American folk carvings, Larry Koosed has transitioned into creating only originals, based on those traditional designs.  All his work is completely hand carved and painted. 

Larry Koosed is from Perrysburg, Ohio is included in Early American Life Magazine’s Traditional American Crafts Directory Listing of artists.