Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Returns to Timonium

More than 250 artists will be on display at annual event.

“New” is what’s new this year at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, which open this weekend at the .

The official theme is “New This Season,” which emphasizes the latest techniques in modern American artistry. About 250 jury-select artists will be on hand selling their wares, demonstrating their crafts and displaying their masterpieces.

will feature “functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art,” according to a press release.

Take a look at last year. 

There will be continuous live demonstrations and performances from iron forging to live interactive dress-up theater (for the kids).

For those interested in culinary arts, “gourmet foods and seasonal favorites—including candies and chocolates, hearty soups, artisan breads, jams and dips, syrups, and olive oils—will be available to sample and purchase from dozens of specialty food purveyors,” the release states.

But the thing we love most here at Patch is shining a spotlight on local folks who do extraordinary things. Here is a breakdown of just some of the local artists, their businesses and the Patch towns they hail from:


Name Business  Medium  Hometown  Deborah Butts

Deborah Butts Fine Art (website)


Union Bridge  Gloria Condon   n/a Painting   Mt. Airy  Cat Holt

Claymonster Pottery

Ceramics  Overlea

Olga Goldin

Goldin Ceramics Ceramics Reisterstown 

John Kerr, Jr

Into the Woods Woodworking Monkton

Denise Karbassi

Behind Blue Eyes

Hand-painted clothing


Aldonia Kudirka

Aldeliza K

Textiles, knitting

Ellicott City 

 Douglas  Lake

Art of Inspiration

Ink drawings

Overlea   Barbie Levy

Barbie Levy Jewelry Design

Jewerly  Owings Mills  Smadar Livne

Smadar & Elan

Fine art

Owings Mills

 Marti McSherry

Lucille Martin

Jewelry Reisterstown Edwards Smith

Woodworking  Lutherville Carol Sher

Life with Lulu and Mew


Montgomery Village

Ann Tyler Millie Bags Purses Guilford  Nick Vincent Nathan’s Forge Iron forging Westminster Jean Zakotnik

JZ Bags

Felt bags


Organizers expect about 15,000 people to attend the fesival this weekend. 

The show runs Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 online, $9 at the door, and children under 12 are free. 


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