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Highlights of the 11th Holiday Crafts Fair at the Brooklyn Historical Society

December 9, 2014
The Brooklyn Historical Society Great Hall dressed for the holidays by NYCreates & its exhibitors.

The Brooklyn Historical Society Great Hall dressed for the holidays by NYCreates & its exhibitors.

The two-day holiday celebration in the Great Hall of the Brooklyn Historical Society–a few steps from the Historical Society’s charming store–was a grand success. Here are links to TV news coverage of the fair and photos that capture a glimpse of the range of handcrafted work for sale by New York City-based artisans and artists.

TELEVISION

NY1 and News 12 shared colorful highlights of the craft fair with their viewers:

Coverage by NY1

Nicole Ryan’s coverage of the fair for News12

PHOTOS

Judith Eloise Hooper at her exhibit. Hooper, a ceramist, is also executive director of NYCreates.

Judith Eloise Hooper at her exhibit. Hooper, a ceramist, is also executive director of NYCreates.

 

Lisa Derrick, daughter of fashion designer Grace Derrick, holds a seasonal evening gown ready for a New Years Eve party.

Lisa Derrick, daughter of fashion designer Grace Derrick, holds a luxurious evening gown that is asking to be worn to a glam New Years Eve party.

 

Some of Robert Bassal's distinctive jewelry shows an Asian influence.

It’s hard to leave the display with Robert Bassal’s distinctive jewelry as the details of his designs fascinate. Much of his work reflects an Asian influence.

Photographer Peter Houts with some of his remarkable bird images.

Photographer Peter Houts with some of his remarkable bird images taken in the NY Metro area.

 

Cathy Mancuso, Crochetina, with a family of animals and crochet fashion accessories

Cathy Mancuso, Crochetina, with a family of animals and crochet fashion accessories

 

Pamela Moore had a constant stream of visitors mesmerized by her remarkable jewelry.

Pamela Moore had a constant stream of visitors mesmerized by her remarkable jewelry.

 

Exquisite jewelry.

Exquisite jewelry by Pamela Moore.

Alyssa Ettinger's porcelain table accessories.

Alyssa Ettinger’s porcelain table accessories.

 

Frank Saliani with his work.

Frank Saliani with his ceramics.

Monique Brede who sold dresses, table mats and jewerly holds cotton fabric from Africa that she sold by the yard.

Monique Brede who sold dresses, table mats and jewerly holds cotton fabric from Africa that she sold by the yard.

Lynn Goodman's porcelain.

Lynn Goodman’s eye-catching porcelain.

Tom Toomey, TCat Designs

Tom Toomey, TCat Designs with his t-shirts and a kitty he made.

 

Lynn Goodman writes up an order for her ceramics.

Lynn Goodman writes up an order for her ceramics.

Friends meet at the annual craft show--some are wearing their new hats just purchased from hatmaker Natisha Amour

Friends meet at the annual craft show–some are wearing their new hats just purchased from hatmaker Natisha Amour

Natisha Amour [in the white hat] with happy customers.

Natisha Amour [in the white hat] with happy customers.

Illustrator Nancy Doniger [back to camera] her husband and collaborator, sculptor Eric Jacobson, the bird ornaments they sold speak with a visitor.

Illustrator Nancy Doniger [back to camera] her husband and collaborator, sculptor Eric Jacobson, & the bird ornaments they created.

Monique Brede prepares a package for a customer.

Monique Brede prepares a package for a customer.

Judith Eloise Hooper explains what some of her handmade ceramics might be used for on a well-dressed table.

Judith Eloise Hooper explains what some of her handmade ceramics might be used for on a well-dressed table.

Thomas Mancuso, Cobble Hill Candles, describes the remarkable scents he’s created, some reminiscent of chocolate, others lemon or Cinabon as well as more traditional scents.

Thomas Mancuso, Cobble Hill Candles, describes the remarkable scents he’s created, some reminiscent of chocolate, others lemon or Cinabon as well as more traditional scents.

Closeups of the bird ornament collection by husband and wife illustrator Nancy Doniger and her husband sculptor Eric Jacobson.

Closeup of the bird ornament collection by illustrator Nancy Doniger and her husband sculptor Eric Jacobson.

Brooklyn-inspired artwork by Alicia Degener.

Brooklyn-inspired artwork by urban landscape artist Alicia Degener who was also the on-site manager of the craft fair.

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