Grove Park Arts & Crafts Conference 2007

The 20th annual Arts & Crafts Conference will be held at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa February 15 through 18, 2007.  This nationally recognized arts and crafts event was founded in 1988 by Bruce Johnson.  The Arts and Crafts Conference and Antiques Show is limited to 1500 people and typically sells out a month before the event; so early registration is strongly recommended. 

Since its beginning, the event has been dedicated to the education of Arts and Crafts collectors.  The event is a must attend for arts and crafts enthusiasts ranging from new collectors, curators, craftsman, authors, contractors and builders, architects, designers, decorators, and craftsman or bungalow home owners. 

The following is a small sampling of the demonstrations that are provided for attendee’s education:

  • Proper Care for Your Arts and Crafts Furniture
  • Copper Patination Techniques
  • Arts & Crafts Blacksmiths

The arts & crafts conference also provides popular small group discussions. This year’s topics include discussions such as:

  • Building Your Arts and Crafts Home
  • Designing and Decorating Your Arts & Crafts Home
  • Defining and Living the Arts & Crafts Philosophy
  • Art Tiles for the Arts & Crafts Collector
  • Tips for Art Pottery Collectors
  • Gustav Stickley and His Craftsman Home
  • Collecting Saturday Evening Girls Pottery
  • Tips from an Arts & Crafts Interior Designer

Another highlight of the conference is the arts and crafts seminar presentations which this year includes such topics as:

  • Gustav Stickley & His Craftsman Furniture
  • American Art Pottery: 1890-1920
  • American Art Pottery: 1920-1940
  • William Morris: Socialist and Shopkeeper
  • Jewelry of the Arts & Crafts Era

As you can see the Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference is an educational event definitely worth adding to your schedule.

Greg MyrothArts and Crafts Pottery

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