Ben Caldwell of Ben & Lael was chosen as the leading banner for the 41st Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Ben Caldwell was selected as an artist for the 2017 show from more than 870 applicants around the country by 5 jurors.
The art of creating metal tablewares by hand definitely suffered a setback after the Industrial Revolution when mass production of such goods became popular. But this Tennessee artisan is doing his part to keep alive the art of metalsmithing Article from the Autumn edition of The Cottage Journal.
The Center for Southern Craft and Design at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art celebrates the work of metalsmith Ben Caldwell
Artist Spotlight: Ben Caldwell, on view from January 5-March 28 http://ogdenmuseum.org/ OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART 925 Camp StNew Orleans, LA 70130