It’s time to recognize the craftiest creators from this year’s Piccolo Spoleto. Fine Crafts Show Charleston, Inc., has officially announced the merit awards given during two weekends of craft shows during the festival.

About 80 crafters from around the country had their works for sale at Wragg Square Park during each weekend of the Piccolo Spoleto craft shows. Each weekend presented a different lineup of artists and an array of new crafts to discover and appreciate.

The winners from this year include Mimi Hay, a clothing designer from Myrtle Beach, S.C., Roberta Marasca, a jeweler from Pittsboro, N.C., Jerry Maxey, a basketmaker from Piedmont, S.C., and Amy Goldstein-Rice, a potter from Inman, S.C.

The winners received their ribbons and congratulations from Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. See the full list of winners online at