Through July 28, “Judith Motzkin and Christopher Volpe” Truro Center for the Arts t Castle Hill, 10 Meetinghouse Rd., Truro. 508-349-77511. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Opening reception: July 18, 4-6 p.m. Clay installation by ceramics artist Judith Motzkin and paintings by Christopher Volpe.

July 29-30, Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale Various studios in Westhampton, Worthington, Cummington. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 19 host and guest potters, among them Mark Shapiro, James Guggina, Sam Taylor, Romulus Craft, Julie Crosby, Constance Talbot; demonstrations. for participants, map.

Aug. 17-20, Berkshires Art & Culture Festival Eastover Retreat, 430 East St., Lenox. 845-355-2400. Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission $14, senior 64+ $13, student $7, weekend pass $16, under 10 free. (cash only at box office). No pets. 100 exhibitors, workshops, demonstrations, music, food. Debut of show organized by Berkshires Arts Festival.  for advance tickets.

At Society of Arts and Crafts 100 Pier 4, Suite 200, Boston. 617-266-1810. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs. until 9 p.m. Free. Through Oct. 28, Artists Awards,” work by Tanya Crane (jewelry, metalsmithing, fiber), Janice Jakielski (ceramics and fiber), Julie Morringello (wood lighting design).

At Gallery 224  Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston. 617-495-8680. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free. Through Aug. 19, “(It’s) All About the Atmosphere,” invitational exhibit of potters who fire their art in soda, salt, and/or wood kilns.

At Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak St., Brockton, Mass. 508-588-6000. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. until 9 p.m. $10, seniors $8 and students $5, under 12 free; Thurs. 5-9 p.m., free. Through Oct. 1, “Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle,” installation by Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker. Through Oct. 7, “Circular Abstractions: Bull’s-Eye Quilts,” international quilt exhibited organized by Muskegon Museum of Art. Through Oct. 8, “Re/Collect,” with Amber Cowan. Through Nov. 12, “What Remains,” wooden quilt sculptures of Laura Petrovich-Cheney.


Through Sept. 22, “Spinning Tales & Weaving Stories” Craft Center Gallery, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen headquarters, 49 S. Main St., Concord. 603-224-3375. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 :30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Aug. 5-13, Craftsmen’s Fair Mt. Sunapee Resort, Rte. 103, Newbury. 603-224-3375. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $12, seniors $10, under age 12 free. Work by 300 members in tents and indoor exhibits and sculpture garden, crafts demonstrations, music. Annual event for League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.


Aug. 4-6, Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival Camelot Village, 68 Colgate Heights, Bennington. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8, weekend pass $12; children free. 200 exhibitors; specialty foods and artisan spirits. Part of Bennington’s townwide Arts Weekend.


July 28-30, Directions Show Atlantic Oceanside Event Center, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Fri. 5-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5, under 18 free. 60 crafts artists in 42nd annual show by Maine Crafts Guild.

July 27-29, Maine Quilts Anniversary Show Civic Center, Augusta. 207-216-7358. 9  a.m.-5 p.m. $10; $15 multi-day $15; ages 12 and under free. 500 quilts; workshops, lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, raffle. Special programs: Champagne Preview Night: July 26, 7-9 p.m.; Dinner and lecture with Philippa Naylor: July 28.

Through Sept. 1,  “Threads of History: A Contemporary Take ” Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham. 207-721-0678. Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Art work and artifacts by 10 artists, among them Donald Talbot, Richard Lee, Arlene Morris, Jill Snyder Wallace. Public reception: July 23, 1:30-4 p.m., free

Through Sept. 13, “New Work by Faculty” Messler Gallery Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 25 Mill St., Rockport. 207-594-5611. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


At Brookfield Craft Center Whisconier Rd., Brookfield. 203-775-4526. Tues.-Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. July 20, 11:30-5 p.m., Open House. Free. Rededication of newly expanded forge at 11:30; demonstrations in jewelry, fiber, pottery, wood turning by faculty artists. Exhibit: through July 29, “Missy Stevens,” thread painting and ceramics

At Guilford Art Center  411 Church St, Guilford. 203-453-5947. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. Free admission. Through July 24, “Front of the House,” dining together in objects and photos. July 28-Aug. 11, “Friday Night Painters.”


Aug. 19-20, Open Studio Tour Various studios on the Rhode Island-Massachusetts South Coast area. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 70 artists in variety of studios in Tiverton, Little Compton, R.I. and Dartmouth and Westport, Mass. for participants, map.

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New England Crafts Connoisseur

Online guide to contemporary crafts in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire


Rug artist Sara Hotchkiss, left, 

exhibits at Maine Crafts Guild’s “Directions” Show in Bar Harbor;

at right,  Mark Shapiro is a host studio for the Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour in

western Massachusetts.

Events: through August