Much to my surprise, I turned around in my booth at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore on Friday afternoon to find a large group of people listening to Josephine Shea and Jane Milosch speaking about my furniture and presenting me with an Award of Excellence.

Six recipients receive the award based on the overall quality of their work and two for “Best Booth Design.” The Jurors of the 2010 American Craft Council Show in Baltimore were Josephine Shea, curator of the Edsle and Eleanor Ford House, a historic museum outside of Detroit, and Jane Milosch, curator of contemporary craft and decorative arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Renwick Gallery).