Woodstock artist to be among 240 craft artisans at American Craft Council show
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Woodstock glass artist Nancy Cann, above, will be at the American Craft Council in Atlanta for the first time with 240 other craft artisans. Cann creates fused glass art pieces, which she calls ‘glass batiks’ because of a crackling effect similar to batik art. <br>Special to the Tribune
Woodstock glass artist Nancy Cann, above, will be at the American Craft Council in Atlanta for the first time with 240 other craft artisans. Cann creates fused glass art pieces, which she calls ‘glass batiks’ because of a crackling effect similar to batik art.
Special to the Tribune
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When the American Craft Council returns to Atlanta for its 25th Silver Anniversary Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Friday, Woodstock glass artist Nancy Cann will be there for the first time with 240 other craft artisans.

The show is known as the nation’s premier marketplace for handcrafted basketry, ceramics, fashion wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, home decor and more made by the country’s top artisans.

Cann creates fused glass art pieces, which she calls “glass batiks” because of a crackling effect similar to batik art. After painting an outline, she uses tiny sifters to hand sift colored glass powders to design the finished image. Cann said she enjoys the fact this handcrafted process sometimes produces “happy accidents,” where a potpourri of color reactions and an arbitrary variety of crackles give each piece a unique quality of its own.

Prior to being selected as one of the ACC’s master artisans, Cann had an extensive artistic background, working as a graphic designer for more than 10 years and developing a keen awareness of trends in design, fashion and home decor.

She enjoys connecting with art buyers and collectors as they learn about the craft behind the art. She started her business, Cellar Art, in 2000 in a small corner of her husband’s basement workshop, which today is taken over as her studio. Cann’s award-winning glassworks are sold in shops and galleries across the country.

The ACC Show is Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

The preview party is Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., with proceeds co-benefitting ACC and the Hambidge Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit craftcouncil.org/atlanta.

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