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Maker’s Hand Festival of Fine Craft continues all weekend

A colourful, bustling marketplace of internationally renowned artisans continues this weekend at the community centre in Picton. The Maker’s Hand show and sale serves those looking for unique holiday gifts and original art created by local Canadian artists who have gathered in an inspiring and creative show.

Nine years ago, some of Eastern Ontario’s finest artisans got together to create a new, regional one-of-a-kind show of international calibre. Buyers and browsers flocked to that first show, and have been coming back each year to buy stunning, original gifts direct from the artists who made them. The 2012 The Maker’s Hand Show and Sale features 40 eclectic artisans and 1,001 beautiful things.

This year’s show features creations such as funky hand-made hats, fine jewellery, incredible beadwork, exotic pottery, blown and sculpted glass, intricate wearable art and mind-blowing metal works.  The artisans work in such media as clay and glass, photography, wood, metal, fibre art, and so much more.

One of the artists new to the show this year is Diane Woodward, a multi-disciplined artist from Madoc.

“When I was at The Maker’s Hand Show last year, not only did I want what I saw, I wanted to be one of these artists.”

Diane has been a painter for 35 years and a closet crafter for 50 years.  She says “This is the first time I’ve come out as a crafter but I love this show!”

Browse The Maker’s Hand, meet our artists and buy a truly original gift from those who dream, design and make their art by hand.

The Maker’s Hand Show and Sale – 40 artisans – 1,001 beautiful things.
Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main St. East, Picton, Prince Edward County
Friday, November 2  and Saturday, November 3 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 4 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Maker’s Hand is a Prince Edward County Arts Council event.

The Maker’s Hand is a prestigious show and sale
of Eastern Ontario’s finest artists.

Friday, November 2  •  10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, November 3  •  10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 4  •  10 am – 4 pm

Admission is $5
Picton Arena Fairgounds
375 Main St. E., Picton

Plenty of parking!



Carole & John Bandurchin, Ashburn Pottery
Janna Burford, Owl Farms Studio,
Florence Chik-Lau,
Jonathan Harper, Harper Pottery,
Melanie Mena, Mena Dragonfly Creative,
Bill & Danielle Reddick, Reddick Studio Porcelain,


Karyn Gingras, Lilliput Hats
Karen Gunna, Leathergoods
Valerie Miller Quilted Covers


Mark Armstrong, Armstrong Glassworks
Eric Davy, Davy Glass
Andrea Ripley, Blown Glass Designs
Caroline Shuttle, Elements Glass Studio
Paulus Tjiang & Monica Johnston, Frantic Farms Clay and Glassworks


Maggie Murdoch, Wellington Pottery
Carol Burrill, Riccaro Jewellery Studio and Gallery
Jilleen Jones Elvery
Irina Rapaport, Irina Rapaport
Kate Kennedy, Handmade in Toronto
Berna Kilic, Studio ADA Handmade Glass Beads
Chris Montgomery, The Glasshopper
Morag Budgeon, Morag Budgeon Jewellery
Elaine Wigle, Wigle Designs
Lisa Ridout, Lisa Ridout Exclusive Jewellery
Carla Drimmie, Carla’s Jewellery
Valerie Csopak, VC Jewellery


Peggy deWitt, Photography / Paper Images


Alan McIntosh, Acme Anvil,
Jean Pierre Schoss & Brenda Tucker, Dog Bite Steel


Jennifer McLeod 
Diane Woodward


John Schweighardt, Living Stones


Danielle Nault
Julie Sinden, Julie Sinden Handmade
Tessa Oort, Lousje & Bean
Olga Saras, Knit Gallery Inc.
Maureen Harding, Dreamspin Fibres
Suzanne Towns,


Bruce Smith, Paddles by W. Bruce Smith
Blake Richardson, Earthen Sculpture

Visit Maker’s Hand online

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  1. Theresa Durning says:

    Once again, The Maker’s Hand was an amazing show and sale. Thank you to all of the wonderful artists, to the volunteers and to the organizers.

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