LEAP Award



Congratulations to Laura Jaklitsch, Contemporary Craft’s 2016 LEAP Award winner! Hailing from Somerville, MA, Jaklitsch elegantly combines traditional craftsmanship and modern design in her work. Bold in color and sleek in form, her jewelry is at once youthful and sophisticated. Stop by The Store to shop her rings, necklaces, and earrings which will debut on January 20 and be featured continuously throughout 2016. Head over to our blog to learn more about the artist and her process.

2016 LEAP Finalists

Molly Uravitch – Ceramics
Store feature: February & March

Danielle James – Jewelry
Store feature: April & May

Cheryl Derricotte – Glass
Store feature: June & July

Marion Angelica – Ceramics
Store feature: August & September

Erin Castellan – Fiber
Store feature: October, November & December

Alison Bailey – Jewelry
Store feature: October, November & December


The 2017 LEAP results are in! Stay tuned for more details on next year’s winner and finalists!

CJ Niehaus – Ceramics

Anne Fiala – Jewelry
Kathleen Janvier – Jewelry
Kristy Kun – Fiber
Kristin LeVier – Wood
Peter Keunho Park – Wood
Kayla Staigvil – Jewelry


View past LEAP winners and finalists here.