Unique Handcrafted Gifts


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

Columbus Foundation.