American Craft Council Announces 2017 Rare Craft Fellowship Award Finalists

The American Craft Council is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Rare Craft Fellowship Award in association with The Balvenie. For the last three years, the Rare Craft Fellowship Award has recognized and supported artists’ contributions to the maintenance and revival of traditional or rare crafts in America.

From a pool of qualified and talented makers, five artists were selected as finalists for the Rare Craft Fellowship Award by a panel of jurors. The American Craft Council is pleased to present the following artists:

  • Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer, furniture makers
  • Janice Arnold, textiles
  • Amara Hark-Weber, shoemaker
  • Sandra and Wence Martinez, painter and weaver 
  • Emily Nachison, glass and installation

Jury panel:

  • Anthony Bourdain, author, chef, and raconteur
  • Michael Radyk, ACC director of education
  • David Stewart, The Balvenie’s malt master
  • Jennifer Zwilling, curator of artistic programs, the Clay Studio, Philadelphia

For more information visit: https://craftcouncil.org