The year 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council. Throughout its existence, the NSDCC has been recognized as the premier provincial organization promoting excellence in fine craft. The NSDCC’s Standards process is only one of the many ways in which the organization seeks to foster the ongoing development of fine craft, and to nurture the development of the individual craftsperson. It offers two levels of juried membership within the NSDCC: Juried Status and Master Artisan. Master Artisan members are recognized for excellence and achievement in their chosen media. Their calibre of work is of the finest quality, exhibiting excellence in design competence, philosophical approach, use of materials and originality in the creative process.