LEAP Award


Congratulations to CJ Niehaus, Contemporary Craft’s 2017 LEAP Award winner! Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Niehaus’ functional ceramics featured vibrant and whimsical depictions of animals and nature. Her intricate drawings come to life with under glaze pencil making them both elegant and elaborate. Stop by The Store to shop her bowls, plates, teapots, and sculptures, which will debut on January 20 and be showcased continuously throughout 2017. Head over to our blog to learn more about the artist and her process.

2017 LEAP Finalists

Kayla Staigvil – Jewelry
Store feature: February & March

Keunho Peter Park – Wood
Store feature: April & May

Kristin LeVier – Wood
Store feature: June & July

Kathleen Janvier – Jewelry
Store feature: August & September

Kristy Kún – Fiber
Anne Fiala – Jewelry
Store feature: October, November, & December

View past LEAP winners and finalists here.