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  • The 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Bob McNally invented the “Strumstick,” an instrument he designed so that anyone could play music.
  • Ceramic art by Jennifer McCurdy at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show.
  • Shaker boxes by wood artist Tim Arnold at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show.
  • Glass art by Carrie Gustafson at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show.
  • Wearable art by Ignatius Creegan and Rod Givens at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show.
  • A porcelain figure, from “The Shadow Circus” collection by Kirsten Stingle at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show.
  • Twig furniture by Bill Perkins at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show.
  • A table by furniture maker Greg Klassen a the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show.

Smithsonian Showcases Talents of US Artisans

Published May 03, 2013

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C. is the most prestigious show of its kind in the U.S. -- and one of the most difficult for artists to get into. This year, more than 120 craft artists working in 12 different media -- from furniture to glass and wearable art -- displayed their work in the historic National Building Museum.

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