Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:18

The Brookfield Craft Center to Host Open House

The Brookfield Craft Center to Host Open House

Ever wonder how a blacksmith forms a hook, a jewelry artist works their magic or a potter makes a bowl? Brookfield Craft Center, one of the nation’s premier fine craft education institutions, will host a community open house on Saturday, October 15th from noon to 5 p.m. on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Rd. This fun event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in the areas of blacksmithing, jewelry making, glass arts, ceramics, weaving and fiber arts, wood turning and more. 

All seven teaching studios on BCC’s beautiful 2.5 acre campus will be open for view. Some of the studios will offer hands on opportunities for those who want to get creative.  In our Fiber studio a hands-on silk scarf painting activity will be hosted by fiber artists, Christine Wilkinson and Barbara Drillick in the fiber studio. For a small materials fee of $15, each participant will take home a one-of-a-kind scarf that they can show off to all their friends or even give as a gift.

The gallery store, home to the work of over 150 fine crafts artists, will be open for shopping.  All sales that day will be tax free and BCC Members will receive an additional 10% off.

Registration for beginning to advanced-level fall and winter classes will also be available during the event.

For more information on Brookfield Craft Center or the Open House event, call 203-775-4526, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit us on the web at

About the Brookfield Craft Center - The Brookfield Craft Center (BCC) was founded in 1954 and is recognized as one of the core fine craft schools in America. The center is a 501(c)(3) organization, offering classes and workshops in glass arts, woodturning, ceramics, blacksmithing, fiber arts and other creative endeavors taught by professional faculty.  The historic Mill Building (ca 1780) Gift Shop and Exhibition Gallery is a beautiful venue for displaying fine craft. All works are carefully juried and are representative of the type of skills individuals can learn in our classes. As a force for arts advocacy and community building, the BCC strives to teach and preserve the skills of fine craftsmanship, and to enable creativity and personal growth through craft education.

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