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Sat, Sep 30


Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center

Small Craft Advisory

high-end crafts featuring the works of 16 artisans

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292, USA

About the event

More info can be found here. (photo is of a piece by Russ Riddle) 

Small Craft Advisory is an invitational show of high-end crafts featuring the works of 16 artisans. Their work runs the gamut from pottery to violin making, glass-blown art to jewelry, stone carving to furniture building, extraordinary headgear to ceramics, sculpture to mixed media, Native American art to fiction writing, banjo building to stained glass. Our intention is to introduce the public to artistic and original works of craft. Are they art or are they craft? We think you’ll find a simple answer to that age-old and time-wearied question. 

2022 Artists:

  • Jack Archibald  Jack Archibald is a glass breaker.  He also puts the pieces back together, sometimes in small panels for residential installations, other times for monumental murals for public buildings.  From Alaska to Florida, Utah to Washington, his more than 60 large-scale glass murals are integrated into the architecture of train stations, fire headquarters, libraries, university buildings, public schools, airports, community centers and courthouses.He also builds stuff.  His house, kayaks, sailboats, banjos, guitars, furniture and his life.  He will tell you, in all honesty, that he is not the best craftsman around, but he tries to make everything he builds unique and his own creation.  He thinks that’s what artists ought to do.  He thinks all of us ought to be artists because, after all, we’re creating our lives day by day. At the show he’ll be bringing glass, furniture, boats, books and musical instruments.
  • Charlie Bigger Ceramics, sculpture
  • Marc Boutte Blown-glass
  • Monika DeNasha Native American clothing + crafts
  • Mark Eikeland Ceramics
  • Persis Gayle Ceramics, porcelain, stoneware
  • Jack Gunter Collected works of the author, Jack Gunter: Including eight novels, Why I Act The Way I Do, an illustrated storytelling machine, Secrets Of The Mount Vernon Culture, an illustrated museum catalog, and A Pictorial History Of The Pacific Northwest Including The Future.
  • Peter Hall Boat building, furniture
  • Shannon Kirby Ceramics, woodworking, sculpture
  • Erin Marie :: The Irie Nomad  The Irie Nomad creates unique wearable and functional art by utilizing a variety of mediums. We focus on up-cycled and natural materials, promoting the importance of environmental awareness and emphasizing sustainability through artistic expression.
  • Don Metke Mixed media
  • Donald Miller Generator of Extraordinary Headgear
  • A.J. Nichols Woodworking
  • Russ Riddle  Fine furniture inspired by nature plus small woodworks
  • David Taber (pictured) Sculpture, woodworking

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