Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc.
Media and Standards
(Including but not limited to)
CLAY- thrown, hand-built, sculptures in earthenware, stoneware or porcelain
FIBER- baskets, spinning, weaving, papermaking, quilts, rug hooking, and needlework
METAL- iron, tin, pewter, copper, and brass
GLASS- blown, foiled, came, torch work, fused and slumped
WOOD- lathe turned, hand hewn, joinery and toys
JEWELRY- silver, gold, pewter, enamels or any other media listed within these guidelines
¨ All work must be created by the craftsperson or developed and executed under the direction of the craftsperson.
¨ Original designs are preferred, but reproductions of traditional crafts or interpretation of traditional designs are acceptable.
¨ Neither items assembled from commercially designed/manufactured parts without significant design contribution by the craftsperson nor work designed by an artisan and produced outside the United States are not acceptable.
¨ Articles crafted in media other than those described above may be acceptable if they comply with general standards; special emphasis is placed on quality and originality of design (e.g. theorems, scherensnitte, books, musical recordings)
¨ Materials must be of good quality and suitable for their purpose
¨ Natural materials should be used whenever possible, artificial or manufactured parts may be used only in limited quantities and only at the discretion of the jurying committee.
¨ The function of any work must be readily apparent.