Unique Handcrafted Gifts
at the OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM
November 5–December 23, 2017
(Columbus, OH)—Presented November 5–December 23, the Ohio Craft Museum’s 18th
annual “Gifts of the Craftsmen” holiday exhibition and sale will feature beautiful jewelry,
functional pottery, art glass, wood cutting boards, whimsical puppets and animals,
sparkling glass ornaments and more, by over 100 fine craft artists.
“Once again, we have found wonderful work by new artists for this holiday sale,”
commented museum director Betty Talbott. “San Francisco artist Tawny Reynolds uses a
large magnifying glass and the sun to create her glass ‘sundrop’ jewelry; Greeneville,
Tennessee, ceramist Luba Sharapan creates whimsical and colorful mugs and dishes,
while Columbus artist Doug Polczynski makes beautiful leather cuffs, wallets and
Returning favorites include prints, children’s books and greeting cards by Columbus
illustrator/artist Evangelia Philippidis; elegant glass vases and bowls by Columbus artist
Michael Hric; and ceramic tableware by Mark Nafziger of Archbold, Ohio. Shoppers will
also find an assortment of handcrafted ornaments, along with artist-made holiday cards.
The museum is kicking off the shopping event with a free public reception on Sunday,
November 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guests will have the first opportunity to
purchase one-of-a-kind and limited-edition gifts while the selection is at its peak.
Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, November 9: DIY Handmade Holiday Card with Evangelia Philippidis.
Columbus illustrator/artist and CCAD adjunct instructor Evangelia Philippidis will guide
participants in learning the scratchboard printmaking technique, with results similar to a
woodcut. Fee: $25; ODC members, $22. Pre-registration required; telephone (614) 486-
4402, or see ohiocraft.org/education.
Thursday, December 21, or Friday, December 22: Half-day gift-making
workshops for children in grades 1–6. Children will create two projects suitable for gift
giving. Class times: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Fee: $25 per student,
includes supplies. Pre-registration is required; telephone (614) 486-4402, or see
During “Gifts of the Craftsmen,” the museum will be open special holiday hours:
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Admission
and parking are free. The Ohio Craft Museum is located at 1665 West Fifth Avenue,
Columbus, Ohio 43212. Telephone (614) 486-4402, or see our website www.ohiocraft.org.
The Ohio Craft Museum is owned and operated by Ohio Designer Craftsmen and receives
ongoing funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council and the