I have been a basketmaker since 1991, a state-juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen since 2002, a past member of the Board of the Northeast Basketmakers Guild and in 2010 opened the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Nashua Fine Craft Gallery. My hand shaped baskets often involve strong colors, intricate patterns and a contemporary feel. I have shown my work at juried exhibits throughout New England, including the Guilford Handcraft Center in CT, the NH Institute of Art in Manchester NH, the League of NH Craftsmen's Gallery and Living With Craft Exhibits, the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket RI, and Gallery One in Nashua NH. My work also has been included in "500 Baskets". In 2010 Ruth opened the LNHC Nashua Fine Craft Gallery.
Ruth is holding a Basket Weaving Demonstration from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery on Main Street.
I picked up a hook in 1991 and haven’t put it down since and in 2009 completed the Pearl McGown certification process for traditional rug hooking. I teach rug hooking classes eight months of the year and have exhibited my rugs at the McGown Northern Teacher Workshop and at the Deerfield Fair, receiving awards for the best teacher piece for two successive years. I currently am the Director for Northern McGown Teacher Workshop and the past president White Mountain Woolen Magic, the New Hampshire Chapter of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists.
Lisa is holding a Rug Hooking Demonstration on Sunday from noon to 2 pm at the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen Gallery on Main Street.
A New England native, I first studied studio art at Colby College and the University of Maine at Orono, focusing on printmaking, etching and block prints. I have been a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen since 1991, and an active member of the Mont Vernon Artisans. I strive to advance my skills by exploring new styles and techniques, finding everywhere, and I love finding ways to incorporate the new skills into my work. Each new piece is another step along my path.
Karen is holding a Jewelry Making Demonstration from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday at the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery on Main Street.
Intrigued by animals in motion, my goal as a fiber artist is to capture energy and soul in my felted sculptures. My artwork is all about texture. I use sheep, alpaca, and angora fiber to create original, unique pieces. My work has been published in magazines, newspapers, and the book The Art and Soul of the Souhegan Valley by Gail Maloney. I am a juried member of Hollis Arts Society and The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen where I have been awarded "Best in Fiber Award" and "People's Choice Award."
Lynda is holding a Needle Felting Demonstration from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday at the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery on Main Street.
I began as a silversmith in a turquoise shop in Oklahoma in 1975 and have been a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen since 1988. My art background and sense of adventure turned my self-taught skills into a passion that has lasted a lifetime. My work explores movement, playfulness, texture, and shape using mixed metals and techniques chosen to echo patterns of the world around us. I love teaching metalwork to others, and hold classes and workshops in my studio. My work can be found in personal collections throughout the US, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan.
Sussy is holding an Ornament Demonstration on Sunday from noon to 2 pm at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery on Main Street