Autumn 2023 newsletter

Gifts of the Craftsmen

Holiday Sale

November 5–December 23

The Ohio Craft Museum is the perfect place to shop this holiday season—the entire gallery space is filled with unique gifts created by nearly 200 artists! The 24th annual “Gifts of the Craftsmen” holiday exhibition and sale features beautiful jewelry, functional pottery, wood utensils and cutting boards, purses and cross-body bags, hundreds of ornaments, cards and much more,

by several new artists as well as returning favorites. 


Opening Reception:

Sunday, November 5, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm 

Members-Only Shopping Preview!

Thursday, November 2, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

Members get a sneak peek plus 10% off all purchases.


Special holiday hours:

November 5–December 23

Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Sunday, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm


Images, top L to R: Branch Line Leather, Kathy Woodruff, Beth DiCara, Amy Ferguson, Kathy Woodruff

Call for Entries:

The Best of 2024

ODC’s annual members-only exhibition

May–June 2024

Entry Deadline: February 14, 2024

This juried exhibition is regarded as one of Ohio’s best collections of fine craft, and features established and emerging ODC member artists working in all fine craft media. Applications for the “Best of 2024” will be available online beginning December 1, 2023. For the entry link, visit on December 1. Images can be uploaded directly to our entry site, and the $30 (students, $20) entry fee can be paid online as well. ODC presents over $10,000 in juror-selected artist awards. Don’t delay—be ready to apply December 1!

News on Members

We want to hear from you! When your work is in an exhibition or featured in a publication, or you receive a commission or other professional honor, drop us a note. We will include it in the “News on Members” section of an upcoming newsletter. E-mail news:

A digital image of yourself or your work to accompany your news item is also welcome. Information may be published as received, so please be accurate! Deadline for the winter issue: January 1.

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Artists' Demos

at the Ohio Craft Museum

Demonstrations by gift shop artists are an exciting part of the holiday sale! See below for the schedule:


Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Rebecca Siegler, clay animals


Saturday, November 25, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Mary Ann Crago, collage art


Saturday, December 2, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Kathie Roig, weaving on a loom


Saturday, December 9

10:00 am–1:00 pm Cody F. Miller, collage/painting

1:00 pm–3:00 pm Debbie Jackson, polymer clay jewelry


Saturday, December 16, 10:00 am–1:00 pm

E. J. Jones (The Man Who Knits)


This year’s Winterfair features fantastic work by 375 artists from across the country! Once again, every booth is a corner space, so shoppers have more room to browse. And with so many unique items to choose from—ceramics, glass, jewelry, wearable art, photography, painting and more—we dare you to leave without at least one shopping bag! And of course, don’t forget to swing by the Gourmet Marketplace for chocolates, salsa, soaps, lotions and more.


Head to to find more details, including the artists’ directory. Get your discounted membership tickets at the door, or purchase in advance at the Ohio Craft Museum.

Purchase Tickets

Clear Out Your Studio!

Art Studio Clearance Sale

February 2–3, 2024

Entry Deadline: 12/10/2023

Sell your seconds and older work or test out new work at this fun, easy event: easy load-in and out and no tents required! Held at the Lausche Building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, this sale draws a loyal and excited audience! Shoppers come ready to buy!

Apply on Zapp

Functional Ceramics Workshop 2023

April 19–20, 2024

Next year’s presenters are Mark Nafziger and Lisa Orr—need I say more?? If you’ve been to the workshop, you know Mark, who’s not only a fantastic artist but an all-around nice guy! And if you know Lisa’s work, you know she just has to be a fun person. Both will be showing off their unique decorative techniques, as well as throwing, hand-building and altering. We can’t wait!


Held at the Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster, the workshop will feature demonstrations and visual presentations by both artists. The $170 registration fee ($70 for students) includes 2 box lunches. Friday’s dinner is optional and is not included in the registration fee. You must register for dinner separately. (Limited space so register early.) A free reception will be held Thursday, April 18, 2023.

Register Now!