The Artisan Experience – Only at NY NOW
A debut handcrafted experience announced for the winter
2019 market  


New York, NY—January 25, 2019 — NY NOW
is pleased to announce its debut of the Artisan Experience happening live at
its winter market, February 3-6 in New York City.

Artisans of NY NOW’s HANDMADE Collection will offer live
demonstrations, throughout all days of the market, giving a glimpse
into how they craft their one-of-a-kind handmade products. Buyers will
enjoy this first ever opportunity to see these artisan exhibitors truly
demonstrate their art and how the unique and innovative products they
purchase and order at the market are created. These special
demonstrations will also provide a story for retailers to share with
customers about the detail and personal touch that goes into these
handmade designs.

“We are thrilled to add this new experience to the winter market and
know this will create a truly unique experience for buyers,” said
Allison Garafalo, Director of the HANDMADE Collection at NY NOW, who
along with HANDMADE Collection Manager Ashley Ciofrone,
curated this new experiential activation for the winter market.
She continued, “It should feel similar to visiting an artisan’s studio
and really seeing from idea to final design how unique products come
into being.”

Artisan Experience demonstrations will include:



    • Sunday,
      February 3


      • 10
        am – Leather DIY, by Ted Harriss of Todder 


      • 1
        pm – Printmaking, by Ms. Han-Tzu Kuo of SAMMI – Dart Taiwan 


      • 4
        pm – Burl Carving, by Don Stinson of Stinson Stuidos Inc. 



    • Monday,
      February 4


      • 10
        am – Electroforming Jewelry, by Jessica Kramer of HAWKHOUSE1
        pm – Weaving, by Enrique Arias of Inspired Peru, LLC


      • 4
        pm – Slip Casting, by Lauren Herzak-Bauman of Lauren HB Studio 



    • Tuesday,
      February 5


      • 10
        am – Woodcarving/Staining, by Percy Appau of Swahili African


      • 1
        pm – Pottery Painting, by Noelle VanHendrick of ZPOTS and Vnoelle 


      • 4
        pm – Cold Forging Metal, by David Stepan of David Stepan 



    • Wednesday,
      February 6


      • 10
        am – Leather Crafting, by Mr. C.H. Marshall Chiang of ROSSEN – Dart


      • 1
        pm – From Blown Glass Plates to Contemporary Glass Jewelry, by
        Gillian Preston of Broken Plates 




Register now to witness the Artisan Experience retail renaissance NY NOW,
this winter February 3-6, 2019.






About NY NOW

The winter 2019 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle,
Handmade + Gift, will take place February 3-6, 2019 at New York City’s
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive
collections — HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE — that encompass tens of
thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. For the first
time, NY NOW welcomes the co-locations of the winter market with the
National Stationery Show® and SURTEX®, which will take place during the
same time, all under one roof and in the same location. Attendees from
all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of
business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company
currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other
face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000
global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF
of exhibition space.




    • The
      official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY
      Now,” “NYNow,” “New York Now,” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift
      Fair” to refer to the market. 



    • The
      NY NOW winter 2019 market will take place Sunday, February 3, 2019
      through Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention
      Center in New York City.



    • The
      National Stationery Show® will be co-located with the NY NOW
      winter market and will be located on Level 1 adjacent to the
      LIFESTYLE Collection.



    • SURTEX®
      will be co-located with the NY NOW winter market and will be
      located on level 4 in the River Pavilion. 



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