A variety of craft, design and art tools used by students at the NBCCD programs displayed on a white floor.

NBCCD students participated in 2024 Craft East

February 20, 2024

NBCCD students showcase entrepreneurship and production skills at 2024 Craft East

Twenty NBCCD students participated in the 2024 Craft East Buyers’ Expo, which was hosted by the Craft Alliance Atlantic Association.

The Craft East Buyers’ Expo provides the opportunity for Atlantic Canadian craftspeople to share and sell their products with gallery owners, buyers, and purchasers from Canada, the United States, and worldwide. The NBCCD entrepreneurship students have attended every year since 2005 as part of their curriculum at the college.

Students showcased their work, took wholesale orders, and networked with gallerists and store owners.

The Craft East Buyers’ Expo was hosted in Halifax, Nova Scotia from February 10 to 11, 2024.

This year, NBCCD students’ products included textile design, jewelry and metal arts, ceramics, and quillwork. Equipped with business cards, pitches, wholesale order forms, price lists, and advice from their instructors, many students found success at these shows—selling their products to wholesale retailers from far and wide and growing their reputation amongst the fine craft community.

For more information, please visit Craft East.

Student and holding award

Congratulations Kelly McCarthy!

Ceramics student Kelly McCarthy was honoured with the prestigious Heather Stone Emerging Artist award at the Craft East Buyers' Expo 2024.

As the recipient of this esteemed award, Kelly will receive a complimentary booth at next year's Buyers' Expo.