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rtisan is one of the oldest arts and sciences event in the Kingdom.

Our appreciation to
those who attended this year's
Steppes Artisan!

If you're interested in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, Steppes Artisan can be an impressive sight. SCA members study a wide variety of crafts, working sometimes for years to improve their knowledge and skills. For the more prestigious A&S events like Steppes Artisan, they gather a collection of their best work and put them on display in our hall.

It's hard to leave Steppes Artisan without being inspired to work on artistic projects of your own.

Competition Rules

The winner of Steppes Artisan is chosen by the former Artisans that are present to do the judging. Every Steppes Artisan is a judge, and the past Artisans create the judging criteria themselves.

Steppes Artisan is a body of work competition. Generalists as well as specialists are encouraged to enter and compete. Thei Excellencies wish to see a diversity of endeavor. The minimum requirement for Artisan candidates is one object and art that is heavily documented and at least three other objects and arts that are moderately documented.

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Entrants are required to sit with their displays during judging hours to answer questions, or to have someone who is knowledgeable about the items on display to cover if the entrant needs a short break. There will be a lunch break, at which entrants and judges given first crack at the potluck.

Judges will be easily identifiable by the colorful sashes they will be wearing.

Objects and arts in your display should have some documentation. Documentation is the means by which we prove that our projects are based on history and as true to the traditional methods as practically possible.

Their Excellencies would also like to see the results of at least one thing you have tried that just did not click for you. In the SCA, arts and sciences are as much about learning as showing off your best stuff, and often we learn more from the things that don't work out.

Their Excellencies encourage young people to display their projects. Special recognition will be given to young people willing to show and discuss their arts.

Group projects are also encouraged. Documentation should be presented by all persons involved in the process.

Display space will be available for those wishing to show their arts without entering the competition. Space is limited and available on a first come / first served basis.


Past Artisan Winners

Da'ud ibn Auda
April 2, 1988

Catherine de Leon
April 22, 1989

Suzanna the Herbalist
November 3, 1990

Lasair ni Fhionnualann
August 10, 1991
Caireen of Du Ruadh Keep
January 9, 1993
Saqra al-Kudsi
July 24, 1993
Serena Lascelles
September 17, 1994
Branwyn O'Brallaghan
November 11, 1995
Muriel FitzLloyd
July 27, 1996
Fritz der Rothirsch
August 23, 1997
Corwin Magone
August 8, 1998
Lodovio Benvoglio
August 7, 1999
Gala Cunningham
August 5, 2000
Isobel Brace Hadleigh
August 11, 2001
Juliana Vertue
August 24, 2002
Erasmus von Eisenwald
über Tauberbischofsheim

August 2, 2003
Rosalia di Bellavita
August 14, 2004
Ameline du Bois
August 13, 2005
Stella Silvana
August 26, 2006
Isabeau Quiquandon
July 28, 2007
Rhiannon ferch Cian
August 16, 2008
Oksana Goncharova
August 15, 2009
Ekaterina Iadorovna Kharlampieva
Sept 11, 2010
Caitriona inghean
mhic Lochlainn
August 20, 2011
Czina Angielczyka
July 28, 2012
Magge MacPherson
July 20, 2013
Katerine la Roux d'Anjou
August 16, 2014
Lady Emelisse de Loupey
August 15, 2015


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