You Won't Believe What these Talented Artisans Can Do
You've seen the products of extremely skilled artisans, but you may not know how they get from raw material to finished goods. Here in the Craft Square Area, you'll get a close-up look at the processes. The Stephen Foster Craft Square is located a short walk from the Carillon Tower. Located in the Craft Square are 5 cabins that serve as demonstration areas for Florida artists as well as visiting artists from all over the country. Over the weekend Florida artists will be working throughout the Craft Square demonstrating various Traditional & Contemporary arts. Pottery, leather working, fly tying, fiber arts, and blacksmithing are just a few of the arts that can be seen. All of these artists welcome visitor interaction and most sell their finished items. Craft Square Artists have volunteered at least twelve days in the past year demonstrating their skills in the park. Call the Craft Square at 386-397-1920 for a schedule of daily demonstrations. We're currently working on the 2018 festival. In the meantime, take a look at some of the demonstrators that have participated in previous festivals.
Michael Barclay demonstrates leather working.
Bettye Borman demonstrates crocheting and knitting.
Jay Borman demonstrates counted cross stitch.
Mary R. Fridman and Erinn Koch demonstrate spinning and weaving.
Diane Hornby and Paul Hornby of Green Lizard Pottery create pottery.
Marie Longo demonstrates quilting
Linda Schenavar makes handmade magnetic beaded jewelry using semi-precious stone beads and Magnetite beads, crystals and metallic beads as well as demonstrating wire sculptured jewelry.