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Elizabethtown Artist Wendy Edsall-Kerwin has been chosen to represent Pennsylvania

Sep 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

CHARLOTTE, N.C., SEPTEMBER 28, 2015—Artist Wendy Edsall-Kerwin of Elizabethtown has been chosen to represent Pennsylvania in American Craft Week’s first virtual gallery featuring 51 works of art representing one celebrated craft artist from each state and Washington, D.C. The exhibition, “Masterpiece E-xhibit & Sale, is online exclusively and will run through October 11 to coincide with American Craft Week (Friday, October 2–Sunday, October 11).

Jewelry artist and metalsmith Wendy Edsall-Kerwin talks about metal. “To many it is hard, rigid and immovable. But metal flows, bends and can be worked over and over again. It is both industrial and organic. Through the processes such as fold forming, forging and riveting I am able to work with this dual nature to connect with my materials.”

Wendy received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 1998. Along with creating her art, Wendy teaches techniques in metalsmithing through workshops and is the author of “Better Know Your Hammer”. Her work has been selected for inclusion in the Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 exhibits at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA as well as a number of other local, regional and national exhibitions.

Diane Sulg, founder of American Craft Week says, “The idea is to bring master works of craft from all over the country right to your personal computer, phone or other device. We invited one exceptional artisan from each state to submit a piece especially for this exhibit. Made from a variety of materials – glass, sculpture, jewelry, clay, wood, metal, fiber – the work represents both traditional and innovations in technology, the changes in the craft movement and the individual artists’ experience.

Visiting the site is akin to browsing in a distinguished gallery, but at the same time more private, and personal. Viewers to the gallery will see several images of the work, the title and price and an artist’s statement and biography. If you purchase an item it is gone forever — these are all one of a kind pieces.

American Craft Week and the Masterpiece E-xhibit, are designed to highlight the value, innovations and traditions of American made craft by showcasing the wonderful artisans and craft made in America. This fall during American Craft Week, Americans in all 50 states will be celebrating the art of handmade craft through hundreds of diverse events in galleries and artist studios, museums and schools, as well as at fairs and festivals.

A portion of the funds raised will be used by ACW to promote craft artisans in America. The gallery can be found at

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