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27th Annual NICHE Awards Finalists Announced

NICHE magazine is proud to announce the finalists in the professional division of the 2016 NICHE Awards. The awards program, begun in 1989, celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.

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At Pewabic pottery studio in Detroit, Kevin Kwiatkowski presses clay into a mold to create its popular 12 Days of Christmas ornaments. CREDIT: MARK MARKLEY

‘Celebration’ Set to Premiere in December on PBS

“Celebration,” part of the ongoing Peabody Award-winning Craft in America series, marks the upcoming holiday season with an all-new hour premiering nationwide on PBS Friday, Dec. 11. The new episode examines the role craft plays in holiday customs.

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Mary Kearns made her first aromatic bath and body goods using a DIY kit she’d ordered for her daughter from a children’s catalog.

Portland, Ore., artist Dana Herbert’s scarves, jewelry and cosmetic bags were on display at the 2015 American Made Show, and will be again at the 2016 winter wholesale trade show in Washington DC.

Market Calendar

A comprehensive listing of wholesale trade shows—happening now through October 2014.

Recent Articles

NICHE magazine publisher Wendy Rosen welcomes the audience at the opening of the 2015 NICHE Awards presentation. ALL PHOTOS: JIM BURGER and JILLIAN HUGHES

Lights! Camera! Celebration!

NICHE magazine publisher Wendy Rosen welcomes the audience at the opening of the 2015 NICHE Awards presentation. ALL PHOTOS: JIM BURGER and JILLIAN HUGHES Continuity and change: those were the two themes powering the 2015 NICHE Awards presentation on Jan. 17 in Washington DC. In a time-honored tradition that’s taken place every winter since 1990,

Master furniture maker Joseph Elbert. PHOTO CREDIT: KATHY LEGG

Artist Profile: Joseph Elbert

Sometimes storm clouds truly do have silver linings. Certainly the wild derecho that swept across West Virginia in 2012, taking down devastating swathes of mature oak, cherry, walnut and maple trees, left in its wake an opportunity for award-winning furniture maker Joseph Elbert www.josephelbert.com.

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