Running Around the ACC


Tommie Rush at booth #2104

Tim Tate & I ran through the American Craft Council show at Baltimore’s Convention Center – looking at the cool work and catching up with some old friends who are exhibiting at the huge show. Unfortunately, we were not able to stay too long, and we also were there on a wholesale market day – where the artists showing on those days are marketing to retail buyers – many of the booths were not open as a result. The ACC opens for the public on Thursday February 25, 2010.

The Glass artists have a strong showing – and some (tho not all) are:

Penland artist-in-residence Devin Burgess sculptural glass is beautiful & sublime.

Tim Tate and Devin Burgess at the ACC.Tommie Rush’s booth is filled with vibrant color – her “Happy Pills” in the foreground.
Kenny Pieper’s newest works show how his incredible detailed and intricate canework can feel spontaneous .
Tim Tate explains theory on how to market glass to Urban Glass artist Jamie Harris.
Jaimie Harris’ Infusion Panels – the result of experiments he pursued at a recent residency at the Corning Museum of Glass. These one-of-a-kind panels begin as solid sculptures and are then kiln-cast into flat blocks, carved and polished.

ACC Baltimore Opens Feb 25!


More than 700 of the country’s leading craft artists will gather in Baltimore’s convention center for The American Craft Council Show – the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation. The highest quality of handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, glass, and more, will be available for purchase at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 25-28, 2010.

Be sure to see some of our not-to-miss glass favorites like:

And many more fantastic glass artists – Also mixed media, jewelry, demos and presentations – for more info: American Craft Council Tommie Rush

Baltimore Convention Center

One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Thursday, February 25 (10 am – 6 pm)
Friday, February 26 (10 am – 9 pm)
Saturday, February 27 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday, February 28 (10 am – 5 pm)

For information on the Wholesale dates, please click here.

Purchase, print and bring right to the door!
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ON-SITE ADMISSION $15 per person $25 for a two-day pass $30 for a three-day pass SPECIAL FRIDAY EVENING ADMISSION: $6 after 6pm.

American Craft Council Baltimore show


More than 700 of the country’s leading craft artists are gathered under one roof to present the latest designer & handmade work at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation. This fantastic show of the highest quality handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, home décor, and more, will be available for purchase at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 27 – March 1, 2009.

A group from the Washington Glass School made a grand tour of the enormous show – some of the highlights included:

Tommie Rush’s booth – great to catch up with Tommie & Richard Jolley. Tommie is the Vice President of the Glass Arts Society. Click here for info about her glass.

Kenny Pieper had great work on display at his booth – always great to catch up with one of the worlds best blowers! Click here for his website.

Rania Hassan – is showing in a new section of the ACC show – ALTCRAFT. This section features rising indie crafters whose work illustrates the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning new handmade movement, in a shared market-style space. And her work looked fantastic! Click here for her website

Robert Wiener’s DC Art Glass booth was packed – a very popular place!

Click here for Robert’s website.