New juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen debut their work in ‘Continuing the Tradition’ exhibition on Jan. 27 

  • Mucuy Bolles – “Birdhead Tripod” – (Shino glaze on white stoneware, incised with Mayan hieroglyphs, hand sculpted bird heads with feathers). Courtesy

  • Martha Stevermer – “Night Owl” – (mosaic comprised of wedi backer board, ceramic tiles, glass tiles and jewelry). Courtesy

  • Sarah Koff - Herb Garden - (woodcut print on Lotka paper with vegetable based ink) Courtesy—

  • Fiber artist Libby Mortensen - Hazel Hare - (needle-felted wool on wire armature)Printmaker Courtesy—

Published: 1/24/2023 12:17:53 PM
Modified: 1/24/2023 12:17:26 PM

They come from every background, from all around our great state, and work with a wide variety of materials. The newest class of juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen is welcoming the new year by stepping into the spotlight this month.

The “Class of 2019, 2021 and 2022” will display their talents in the Continuing the Tradition exhibition, open from January 26 through March 30.

The display features fine craft from artists who are new to the League, but no strangers to honing their artistic talents over several years. Numerous media areas are represented, including fiber (wearable and decorative), wood (including furniture), printmaking, metal, pottery, photography, and glass.

As a part of opening celebrations, a free, public reception will take place on Friday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.

During this evening event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and learn more about their process and the pieces they create. The Exhibition Gallery is located at 49 South Main Street in Concord.

“I am so impressed with the diversity of work produced by our new members. There is so much color, texture and so many unusual forms,” shares Miriam Carter, executive director. “We are thrilled to celebrate the continued growth of the League by featuring these talented artists.”

For many, acceptance into the League through the jury process marks an important step in a personal journey as an artist. The standards of the League require adherence to specific guidelines and criteria, but most importantly emphasize the underlying “Spirit of the Maker” at the heart of each member’s work.

This exhibition celebrates artistic vision as well as a high level of craftsmanship.

For more information about this exhibition and the League of NH Craftsmen, please call (603) 224-3375, email nhleague@nhcrafts.org or visit nhcrafts.org.




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