2018 Annual Ornament
The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s 2018 Annual Ornament, Peace, is hand-made from porcelain and white stoneware. Created by juried member Sibel Alpaslan, it is the first Annual Ornament to be made from clay.
The limited edition Annual Ornament features a dove spanning over a ring and star. Alpaslan drew her inspiration for this ornament from the symbolic meaning of a dove — love, promise, and hope. The ring’s turquoise color represents the green of the Earth and the blue of the ocean. Each ornament is dated, numbered and signed by the artist, and comes in a beautiful gift-box for $24.50.
About the Maker: Sibel Alpaslan
Studying and making ceramics for over 25 years, Sibel Alpaslan completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Marmarra in Istanbul, Turkey. Upon graduation, Sibel opened her own ceramics gallery in Kusadasi, Turkey. She moved to the United States eight years ago and considers America her new home. “As I mix my Turkish past with many new American influences, I love the new artistic recipe that is created,” she explained. Sibel’s participation with the League of NH Craftsmen provides her with opportunities to show and sell her work.
About the Annual Ornament
Since the program began, in 1988, the League’s Annual Ornament has become a New Hampshire holiday tradition. Each year, juried members of the League submit a piece to be considered for the Annual Ornament competition. Their work is reviewed by the managers of the eight League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries, and a winner is selected. Now in it’s 30th year, these ornaments have become a holiday collectable and a must-have holiday treasure.
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