Contemporary Crafts Market Returns To San Francisco March 9 and 10

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Supporting Independent Artists and Craftspeople, the Contemporary Crafts Market Offers Jury-Selected Pieces to Consumers at Fort Mason Center.

Just a few of the amazing hand-crafted pieces you will find at this year's market

The show's artists continue to provide shoppers with some of the finest craft pieces from across the U.S.

The Contemporary Crafts Market will be returning as the West Coast’s premiere event for one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts March 9-10, 2013. The market will feature the distinctive works of over 200 of the nation’s finest artists and craftspeople, ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more. All items on display and for sale have been jury-selected for their exceptional quality.

The Contemporary Crafts Market has been a showcase for burgeoning and established talent since its inception. Year after year, the market brings together an eclectic mix of artisans, while also allowing visitors to meet the artists behind some of the nation’s finest crafts.

Roy Helms, Contemporary Crafts Market founder, has continually sought to raise awareness of fine crafts as a serious art form by highlighting talented artists who have created a name for themselves and whose works can be found in national and international museums or galleries.

“Each year, the Contemporary Crafts Market provides shoppers and collectors with some of the finest craft pieces from across the United States,” Helms explains. “This year will be no exception, as these artists have provided visitors with a truly extraordinary array of pieces that are perfect gifts for friends and family.”

A number of San Francisco-area artists will be participating in the upcoming show, including:

Karen Brown
A resident of Berkeley, Calif., Karen Brown has been making handcrafted jewelry for over 35 years. Her contemporary pieces feature clean lines and one- of-a-kind gemstones.

Shaya Durbin
For artist Shaya Durbin, designing jewelry is a great exploration of form -- presenting the perpetual challenge of translating sculptural ideas into pieces that accentuate the human body.

Amy Faust
In her Oakland, Calif., studio, Amy Faust creates finely crafted jewelry designs with an ecological consciousness, using transformed materials that are colorful, beautiful, and earth friendly. All of the pieces are fabricated from recycled sterling and fine silver and bezel set vintage glass.

The Contemporary Crafts Market is held at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion in San Francisco. Show hours are Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $8.00 for adults and children under 12 are free.

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