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  • 10 May 2019 9:08 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    WDCC members Michael Thee and Mary Wohlgemuth of Flow Studio Jewelry are in their fifth year of teaching metalwork workshops at the big consumer jewelry-making show in Milwaukee, the Bead&Button Show. This year the pair are offering classes where students learn how to fabricate a pendant, stacking rings, and interlocking rings, and they are also leading an etching class where students will make their own patterns to impress on metal in the rolling mill. 

    Workshops at the show begin June 2, and there’s still time to sign up for classes. To find Michael & Mary's classes, go to www.beadandbuttonshow.com and go to Classes>Teachers and search on Thee or Wohlgemuth. Registered class attendees are invited to a show floor preview Thursday evening, June 6, where they can shop for jewelry-making supplies, tools, and artisan-made components. The show floor opens Friday, June 7, to the general public.


  • 09 May 2019 7:46 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Sarah will be presenting her workshop....

    Necklaces: From Pendant to Chain to Clasp

    at Wisconsin's Peninsula School of Art this coming August.  CLICK HERE for complete information on the workshop. 

    Find out more about Sarah on her website:

    www.MannStudio.com

  • 05 Feb 2019 3:24 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Check out some of the planned exhibit/sell opportunities coming up for WDCC members in 2019. Lots to do, and more to come! Click on the image for the opportunity newsletter.

  • 31 Jan 2019 9:55 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is pleased to present a new opportunity for our members. The MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour will showcase participating members with studios in Milwaukee County along with guest members from around Wisconsin. The tour will take place annually, the first full weekend in October. Each host studio will have one or more guest artists and will be open from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, this year October 5 & 6.

    For more information and to Apply please click on this link: https://www.mkefinecraftstudiotour.org/


  • 19 Jan 2019 8:34 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)
    We are thrilled to share exciting news about the 2019 Morning Glory Art Fair to be held on August 10th and 11th in downtown Milwaukee

    •  Our NEW VENUE is the large, beautiful plaza adjacent to Fiserv Forum
    •  Our media categories now include PAINTING AND ASSOCIATED 2D MEDIA
    •  To reflect these changes, our name is now MORNING GLORY ART FAIR

    Applications are not being accepted on ZAPP. CLICK HERE for the prospectus


  • 05 Jan 2019 7:49 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    Please join us on Friday, January 18 from 6pm - 9pm at the Hudson Business + Lounge - MKE where 12 of our Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council members will be featured for Gallery Night! Here are our featured Artists: JBC PotteryLeann Wooten, Cary SunejaHeather Eiden, Craig Henry, Jef RaaschBlueguell Pottery, Pam Sable, LANA VOSK, Pat Heller, Lyn Chevrier, and Jan Falk. Come and support Fine Craft Artists!

    Here is a Link to our Facebook Event.


  • 05 Nov 2018 9:02 PM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is partnering up with the Hudson Business + Lounge to present the diverse work of our artists. Our first Gallery Night was held on October 19th, 2018.  We are looking to showcase different WDCC members each of the 4 nights throughout the year.  I

    Upcoming Gallery Nights available are:
    January 18, April 26 & July 19, 2019

    For more information about how to participate in upcoming gallery nights with WDCC, Please Contact member: Kathy Eggert at eggertglass@aol.com

    The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee's Arts and Fashion District. It offers the city's most dynamic array of restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries, and boutiques. The neighborhood was named a Top 12 ArtPlace in 2013. Hudson is located at the heart of the Third Ward on the corner of Buffalo and Broadway.



  • 02 Nov 2018 10:06 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Scarabocchio Art Museum will feature the award-winning jewelry of Stevens Point silversmith, Joan North, for two days only on November 30th and December 1st from 10am to 5pm Friday and from 10am to 4pm Saturday. The public is invited to meet the artist, explore new creations, and view over 100 items, including some award-winning pieces and once-a-year sale items.

    Scarabocchio Art Museum 

    800 Main Street      Stevens Point WI   

    Joan is an actively exhibiting artist, known for unusual silversmithed jewelry that reflects life’s moments. Her jewelry is shown at galleries, museums and exhibits across the country, (twice featured artist in 2018) most recently in California, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Idaho and Arizona. She has been operating Joan North Designs for eighteen years from her studio in Stevens Point. Find her online at JoanNorthDesigns.com, Facebook and Instagram. 


  • 11 Oct 2018 2:59 PM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    WDCC Members at Third Ward Gallery Night

    Friday, October 19, from 6pm - 9pm

    The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is partnering up with the Hudson Business + Lounge to present the diverse work of our artists. 

    The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee's Arts and Fashion District. It offers the city's most dynamic array of restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries, and boutiques. The neighborhood was named a Top 12 ArtPlace in 2013. Hudson is located at the heart of the Third Ward on the corner of Buffalo and Broadway.

    Food and Beverages will be for sale at the cafe and live music will perform till 7:30pm.

    Participating Members: Jef Raasch - Clay SculptureDale Eggert - GlassStephanie Bartz - PhotographyJoan Kennedy - FiberJen Loberg - LeatherSusan Lukas -Digital ArtBob Dickey - WoodAndrew Linderman - PotteryMichael Thee and Mary Wohlgemuth - Jewelry.

    For more information about how to participate in upcoming gallery nights with WDCC, Please Contact member: Kathy Eggert at eggertglass@aol.com


  • 31 Aug 2018 2:54 PM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    WDCC President Bob Dickey and 25 year member Jean Wells were interviewed by Bonnie North on WUWM's Lake Effect Program.  A separate interview of member Sara Mann, took place with Bonnie North in Sara's home studio.  Click HERE to listen to the interviews.


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