Artisan Showcase at Estrella War

An annual Artisan Showcase is held at Estrella War, to provide a setting where artisans can sit with medieval style works they have completed or have in progress, and discuss those pieces with SCA Peers and populace from many SCA Kingdoms.

The event is intended to invite questions, advice, commentary and interaction between Peers, populace and artisans in a relaxed, social environment.

All members of the populace are invited to participate, either as an artisan showing pieces, or as someone who wishes to view the displays and speak with artisans. Appropriate displays include all forms of Arts & Sciences studied in the SCA, including (but not limited to) calligraphy and illumination, furniture, heraldic display, garb and accessories, armor, metalwork and casting, leatherwork, lace work, embroidery, beadwork, ceramic arts, glasswork, cooking, brewing and medieval style performing arts. Artisans who have documentation for their pieces are encouraged to bring the documentation so it may be included in their display.

Artisans who wish to participate are encouraged to make reservations for display table space by emailing the artisan showcase coordinator, Ijliyah bint Rashid called Inara, at prior to the event. Each artisan may reserve either ¼, ½ or ¾ of a 6 foot table. While table reservations are not required, making a reservation will ensure table space is available for you when you arrive and extra space is allocated on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. Artisans needing additional table space may bring their own table, and extra chairs are always welcome!

At Estrella War XXVIII, the Artisan Showcase will be open for all members of the populace on Sunday, April 1, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event will be held in the Grand Pavilion. Setup for artisans begins at 8:30 AM, and breakdown must be completed by 2:00 PM. Pre-registration is currently underway and will close on February 29, 2012, or when we run out of space!! If you have questions, email the artisan showcase coordinator.

Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing all the beautiful artisans' works at WAR!

- Lady Ijliyah bint Rashid called Inara