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Russell Day

October 11, 1912- January 14, 2019 

Russell Day, artist, teacher, mentor and beloved friend, lived his life as a work of art.  He died peacefully in Lacey, Washington on January 14, 2019 at the age of 106.  We will miss him. Please click here his full obituary.

Welcome to our New Members

Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) was founded in 1954 to promote excellence of design and craftsmanship and to stimulate public appreciation and interest in fine craft. Artists in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, who work professionally in clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and/or mixed media, are members. Other members support the crafts in the Pacific Northwest as educators, managers of non-profit arts organizations, or buyers of art for public or private collections. Northwest Designer Craftsmen is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Federal EIN 94-3210925). Find out more about us here.

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Our Members

Our members include over 150 people working in a variety of mediums from quilting and basketry to metal arts and jewelry.

Events and Exhibitions

Find out what we've been doing lately, and all the exciting and amazing events that our members have been featured in. 

Living Treasures Project

The Living Treasures Project is an ongoing video series documenting the Northwest's most influential elder craft professionals.