American Handcrafted Show
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|We are excited to welcome you to the 2nd edition of our American Handcrafted Show Newsletter! We hope you have been enjoying your summer. Our staff has been busy working hard and excited to have a bigger show in the works for next winter!|
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Thank you so much to those who sent in their referrals, we've had new sign-ups, as a result. Our sales team also has been traveling to shows to meet artists, we are excited to welcome many new talented artists to our community!
Don't forget to save the date and join us in Philly, February 25-27, 2023. We can't wait to see you again in person!
We are 75% sold out! Applications for exhibiting in our American Handcrafted 2023 Winter Market are still open until October 15th. Reach out and we will help you apply! Click here to inquire.
Did you miss the awards last Market? Read more about them here. Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners –
Best Product: Lotton Glass
Best New Artist: McKee Arts
Best in Show: Hilborn Pottery Design
Best Booth Design: Boutiverre
Do you think you have the best product of 2023? Submit your product to be considered for an award by clicking here.
Exhibitor Referral Program
Are you an exhibitor who knows other artists that are perfect for our community, ready for wholesale, and have never showcased at our show? Our referral program gives you a chance to win some awesome prizes for confirmed referrals! To learn more and participate click here.
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Discover Confirmed Exhibitors
We have 200+ exhibitors signed up and are excited to share the latest artists and makers that have confirmed their attendance to the 2023 American Handcrafted Show! Review the below featured brands and explore our growing exhibitor list by clicking here.
|ABRA Couture, Inc.|
Doles Orchard Box Shop
Exotic Sands, Inc.
Green Mountain Glass
Lock and Key
|Megan Clark Jewelry|
Modern History Clay Works
Renaissance Glass Studio
Stick with Mary
Tracey Beale Jewelry
Yardbirds Including Junkyard Dogs & Cats
With a growing number of buyers attending our show to find unique handmade treasures that will enhance their own brands, communities, and experiences, our community is growing stronger. Here's a preview of buyers that are currently part of our American Handcrafted Show community.
|American Crafts by Robbie Dean|
Baltimore Museum of Art
Central Park Conservatory
Corning Museum of Glass
Heart of the Home
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Museum of American Folk Art
|National Geographic Museum|
New Mexico Museum Foundation
The Kennedy Center
The Spirited Hand
Zig Zag Gallery
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Some say you can never shake your first love, and that’s certainly true for Matt McNaughtan of Farmboy Enterprises, who proudly professed “animals are my first love” when we took a few moments to catch up with this first-time exhibitor joining us at American Handcrafted in 2023! Being raised on a farm in Utah, Matt is no stranger to seeing the whimsical side of farm animals. Flash forward to 10th grade, and Matt’s falling again, but this time, with something that will be a constant over the next several decades of his life; “I feel like I’ve always been working to get the art out of me, and I’ve always had a passion for animals”, combining the two Matt started down his journey as a professional sculptor and artist that would lead him to start Farmboy Enterprises.
Whether Matt’s crafting a hyper-realistic cow out of 700 pounds of butter, or a custom Labrador for a clients birthday gift, Matt notes “every one of the sculptors is similar, but they’re all their own creatures.” Pulling inspiration from a variety of sources, including an old encyclopedia of animal biology, Wallace and Gromit, animal documentaries, and his own time in the fields, Matt incorporates personality into every sculptor he creates. Though the expression might change piece to piece, Matt notes there are several subjects you can always find in his store, including Giraffes, Rhinos, Cows, and Dogs. So when your shopping the floor at the 2023 American Handcrafted show, listen for the small animal calling whistle playing throughout the market, and you might just stumble upon Farmboy Enterprises.
Glass Onion Originals, a gallery gift shop, opened in 2004 in Pleasantville, NY, and began featuring some of the finest American artists and designers from across the United States. At Glass Onion Originals, you will find eclectic and unique pieces at a variety of price levels. We feature quirky character clocks, sumptuous scarves and shawls, a variety of jewelry, kitchen and garden items, and a range of functional art items. Enjoy browsing in-store and on our website until something simply catches your eye.
Glass Onion Originals has been in business for 18 years. I have always said that I wanted to support artists and promote ingenuity in the US. In this time of standardization and promotion of affordability, I feel we need artists more than ever to create for us. I wanted to start my own business and this is the type, gallery gift shop, I liked to shop in for gifts. My father made himself into a pretty skilled woodworker and helped enable my appreciation for fine craft. This was also the idea that my wife was willing to help me with in the beginning during my transition from corporate to self employed.
I have always been impressed with the quality, price levels and variety that the American Handcrafted Show provides. It's also a show that brings only American Handcrafted items together, making it easy to find great items for my shop.
As an avid baker, our Business Development Manager, Ashleigh Levy, is always excited to find the best bakery wherever she travels. This February she is looking forward to trying the donuts from Beiler’s. 12 dozen maple bacon please! Located right across the convention center, inside of Reading Terminal Market, it’s the perfect spot for a quick afternoon snack. 3:00 pm donut run anyone?
Aside from obtaining a sugar high, Ashleigh is also hopeful to catch a 76ers game while in Philly, and get to see a Myles Powell, a Seton Hall alum, play professionally. She comes from a family of basketball lovers. She loves to watch games with her boyfriend who is currently a Women's College Basketball Coach. Fingers crossed for a few home games while in Philly!
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American Handcrafted Show
February 25-27, 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center