Fall Into Fine Craft is Just Around the Corner

My last craft show of 2015 is just over a week away, will you be there?

Foldformed Bamboo Cuff ©2014 WTEK brass
Foldformed Bamboo Cuff ©2014 WTEK brass

This year I will have a full booth at Fall Into Fine Craft featuring both my jewelry & metalsmithing! Stop by BOOTH #59 – my first time at a corner.

There will be over 70 artist booths with at least 11 featured in the Yellow Breeches Chapter boutique section. Fall Into Fine Craft will also feature works by talented area high school students who participate in our Student Art Competition. I’m right next to them…

Scavenger ©2015 WTEK nickel, brass, painted wood 18.75"h x 8.75"w x 4.5"d
Scavenger ©2015 WTEK nickel, brass, painted wood 18.75″h x 8.75″w x 4.5″d

At the show you will find a wide range of fine art and craft including: jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, glass, furniture, and much more. Whether you are an experienced collector, new to fine craft, or in search of a perfect gift for someone special – including yourself – you will find what you are looking for here. It’s never too early to finish up your holiday shopping!

You can also see this year’s YBC Puzzle Challenge pieces. Did you know that many of them (including Scavenger, hint, hint) are for sale? You seriously need to come out and see all of the hard work our chapter members put into their artworks.

Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carlisle Expo Center 100 K St. Carlisle PA
Plenty of Free Parking!

This year there will be NO ADMISSION and did I mention – Free Parking?! Plus you get a beautiful drive through the Cumberland Valley – voted 6th in American Craft Week’s Top Towns for Craft Lovers 2015 contest

A Brand New Home(page)

websitescreengrabYou may have noticed something today, my website, Hammerstroke & Fire, has completely changed! The address is the same, but I’ve switched to FASO and have completed redone everything. Through them I am able to combine my website and newsletter (and blog, but I like it here where all of you know where I am.) AND I can sell directly from my website. How cool is that?

Please bear with me as I iron out the kinks and it will probably change a bit over the next few weeks as I tweak it. Let me know what you think!


ACC Baltimore Just 2 Weeks Away!

Maelstrom ©2013 copper, brass
Maelstrom ©2013 copper, brass

In two weeks (and I day) I’ll be heading down to Baltimore to set-up my booth (with brand new displays) for the 2015 American Craft Council Show at the Baltimore Convention Center!

Now is your chance to see all of my metalsmithing (no jewelry this time) in one place and you can even take some home with you!

Remember, this is a huge show, so you’ll want to plan on spending at least one whole day exploring all the fabulous fine craft available. It is by far the largest show I’ve ever participated in.

February 20 – 22, 2015 at the ACC Show at the Baltimore Convention Center!
BOOTH #716

Balt_Retail_Banner_711x200.inddLOCATION & ADMISSION
The Baltimore Convention Center is at One West Pratt Street.
$16 one-day pass
$36 three-day pass
FREE for American Craft Council members and children 12 & under

Save time and money by purchasing your tickets online. Just click, print your tickets, and then present them at the show door. It’s that easy!
Eventbrite – 2015 American Craft Council Show in Baltimore – February 20 – 22, 2015
$14 one-day pass
$34 three-day pass

Friday, Feb. 20: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 22: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


It’s a craft show like no other! Join us for our three-day celebration of all things handmade, where more than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country 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.