Annual Events

Pasta Dinner: JUST THE PLATES

SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 

 

An event filled with food, ceramics wonders and fun! The Pasta Dinner is a benefit event catered by a local Worcester restaurant served to you on a handmade plate. Each plate is made in our very own Ceramics Studio and is yours to take home. So choose it wisely! Finish your Italian dinner off with a sweet treat from the dessert table, a glass of wine or a test of luck at the not-so-silent auction.

 

You have a choice to purchase either a VIP or general admission ticket. VIP gets you an early entry time, first dibs on plates, festive appetizers and a libation. Paper plate tickets are available for children under 12 years. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.

Pottery Invitational

May 1 - 15, 2021 - ONLINE

 

A nationally recognized exhibit that brings pottery to the people. This year the Pottery Invitational will be an online event. Not to worry however, the event may be virtual but the pottery is very real! The Invitational is curated by potter Lindsay Oesterritter, who represents new and exciting ideas in production pottery. This event provides an opportunity for everyone from pottery aficionados to the casually interested to be exposed to American ceramic artists and their work on our Gallery Store website. The best part? everything on the website is for sale!

Hot Night in the City

Celebrating the “hot” processes and traditions of craft creation, the Worcester Center for Crafts’ Hot Night in the City practically combusts each summer with music, food, drinks, the opening of an exhibit, and fun around the flames. All are welcome as we explore the hot processes of craft in and outside of the Center.

 

The dusk darkness dissipates as artists demonstrate the ancient arts of glassblowing, raku firing, wheel throwing, flame working, blacksmithing, and more. There is a lot of hands-on fun for the fearless and demonstrations for the appreciator. We hold Hot Night in the City rain or shine.

If you are an organization, artist, or food purveyor and would like to be involved in Hot Night, contact ccasey4@worcester.edu.

American Craft Fair at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

OCTOBER 23 - 24, 2021 - Free with Tower Hill admission

The Worcester Center for Crafts and Tower Hill Botanic Garden have partnered to present a juried fair of American craftwork. Hosted at Tower Hill, the show features fine artisans representing ceramics, jewelry, wood, metalworking, glass, mixed metals, painting, fiber arts, and more. The fair is held indoors, and is free with admission paid to Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

 

Want to participate in the fair as an artist with work for sale? Download and complete the application to have your work considered for this festival. Please contact us at ccasey4@worcester.edu for additional information.

Holiday Festival of Crafts

NOVEMBER 26 - 28, 2021 - $5 Admission at door

Once a year, the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Worcester Center for Crafts is transformed into a European-style holiday marketplace complete with twinkly lights and the sweet smell of evergreens. This juried marketplace celebrates American handmade craft and is our antidote to the big-box madness of holiday shopping. By bringing together craft artists of the highest caliber all under one roof, the Holiday Festival of Crafts is a one-stop holiday shopping opportunity for unique, handmade gifts in a range of prices for men, women, and children. Craft collectors also will find that this is an opportunity to compare a wide range of work suitable for collecting.

 

Usually featuring over 60 fine craft artists and their work, the Festival is held indoors and includes free parking and an on-site café.

Want to participate in the festival as an artist with work for sale? Download and complete the application to have your work considered for this festival. Please contact us at ccasey4@worcester.edu for additional information.