ACC Baltimore 2016

Has it been a year already? Once again I will be a special SNAG Invitational Artist at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. I’ll have almost all of my holloware, sculptures, and wall pieces at BOOTH #825 for you to see, talk with me about, and of course buy and take home with you!


Feb. 19–21 at the Baltimore Convention Center

Look at my pretty new booth set-up! I got compliments on this as well as my art!
Last year’s ACC Booth. This year stop by BOOTH #875

Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade! More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers.

Plus, meet the country’s top emerging artists! Stop by our Hip Pop pods dotting the show floor to see their contemporary pieces, ranging from sophisticated elegance to cutting edge. Look for the pink and black Hip Pop logo to locate these fresh finds.

Scabrous Bloom will be there! ©2015 WTEK brass, nickel 8.5″h x 6″w x 6.25″d $715.00

Friday, Feb. 19: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Baltimore Convention Center is at One West Pratt Street.
Traveling to the show? Visit for discounts and specials

New for 2016! You may enter the show one of two ways: Our main entrance is on the corner of Pratt and Charles streets. We will have a second entrance and box office open on the corner of Pratt and Howard streets.

Save time and money by purchasing your tickets online. Just CLICK HERE, print your tickets, and then present them at the show door. It’s that easy!
$14 one-day pass
$34 three-day pass

And don’t forget this guy – Eye of Ta’roq ©2016 WTEK nickel, copper, brass, agate 8.5″h x 9.5″w x 5.25″d $1,100.00

$16 one-day pass
$36 three-day pass
FREE for American Craft Council members and children 12 and under

Get into the show for just $5 after 5 p.m. Sorry, no other discounts apply.

• Love fashion? This is your year! Professional stylists will show how handmade pieces are the perfect fit for any fashion-conscious wardrobe in our new program,  Style Slam.
• Get creative as top artisans and industry experts will let you get up-close to the creative process at our experiential Let’s Make Inspiration Stations. Fun for the whole family!
• See craft in context at our home décor exhibition “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft.” This year’s theme is “4 Directions,” where designers and architects will create room vignettes inspired by fine craft that demonstrates the essence of style in the North, South, East, or West.

Two October Craft Shows

Ha! I’m back and selling jewelry this Fall at two different events.

Art Market at Tyler – October 9th, 2015

Air Chased Jewelry Set ©2015 WTEK sterling silver, brass
Air Chased Jewelry Set ©2015 WTEK sterling silver, brass

I’ll have more info on this event soon, but save the date for Friday October 9th from 12 – 8 at the Tyler Campus in Philadelphia. This is during Temple’s Alumni weekend which is also my 40th Birthday weekend, so give me present by buying one for yourself! Plus, there’ll be beer during the latter half of the event.

Fall into Fine Craft – October 24th & 25th, 2015

Look at my pretty new booth set-up! I got compliments on this as well as my art!
The set-up will be slightly reconfigured to add my jewelry into the mix.

Saturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 5 the Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K St. Carlisle PA.  The show will feature works created by gifted artisans from across the Commonwealth and surrounding states. I will have a full booth this year and will post more info closer to the event.

Not only will I have jewelry at these two events, but some of my sculpture and table objects as well. I hope to see you there!

2015 ACC Baltimore Round-Up

View from my hotel room of a clear Inner Harbor Thursday night.
View from my hotel room of a clear Inner Harbor Thursday night.

You may have heard me talking about doing a show last weekend in Baltimore. Here’s how it all went.

First, set-up was pretty easy. Our hotel was right next to the convention center (all be it on the far side from the show entrance) and the weather was cooperating with driving down to Baltimore. My neighbors also ended up being very nice and friendly with beautiful work, though we were in the same section as the flute guy and that never stopped, even after the show ended.

View Saturday morning of a FROZEN OVER Inner Harbor.
View Saturday morning of a FROZEN OVER Inner Harbor.

Friday was a little bit slow foot traffic wise and it was a really long day (10 am – 8 pm). It had nothing on Saturday though. People in the Mid-Atlantic area might realize that the middle two weekends in February have a strangely high rate of snow storms, but Maryland just never seems to be able to handle the snow in quite the same way as some other areas (I’ve lived there, I know). So it wasn’t that there was an enormous amount of snow, but the traffic was at a standstill on the beltway and the snow fell too fast to keep up with cleaning it up. Needless to say, foot traffic on Saturday was ever dwindling as the day stretched on.

Look at my pretty new booth set-up! I got compliments on this as well as my art!
Look at my pretty new booth set-up! I got compliments on this as well as my art!

Sunday we had a warm-ish day and way more people made it out, but there still weren’t many buyers. Did I make my sales goal? No. Did I even come close? No. Will I try the show again? Yes. With these big shows it takes a couple tries to get people to notice you plus the bad weather distorted the actuality of the show’s worthiness. Yes, I took a big hit, but I did get a lot of exposure, good comments from people, and I met a few other metalsmiths who had nice things to say about my work and lots of free, good advice!

I do want to thank all my people who made it out to the show and stopped by to say hi. Your support means so much to me! It was an honor being able to stand amongst so many of the great craftsmen of our time, people who I see on the pages of magazines, people who I admire. So I’ll just work even harder this year to make work worthy of being shown with theirs and next year, I hope to see you there cheering me on!