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