Last weekend, I ventured up the 295 to the Baltimore Convention Center for a craft extravaganza: the American Craft Council show in Baltimore.
An American Craft Council show is no ordinary craft fair -- it's a curated collection of artisans. ACC shows also cater to a more upscale, conservative clientele than another perennial favorite of the DC area, Crafty Bastards. That's a long way of saying that much of what is on offer is not quite my style (or pricepoint), but it's still a lot of fun to browse and admire the craftsmanship.
Luckily, the show is so big that there is something for everyone, no matter what your style.
While wandering the aisles, I also fell in love with Ashley Buchanan's jewelry. She hand cuts and powder coats each metal piece, which feature ladylike shapes rendered in two dimensions:
Who knew something could be both dainty and badass?