2021 Annual Ornament:
The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s 2021 Annual ornament, Magic Remembered, was created by Claire Renaud of Derry NH. Inspired by her love of shapes found in nature, Claire designed and hand formed Magic Remembered from raw leather using a sixteen-step leatherworking process. This imaginative, playful ornament evokes memories of childhood and the magic of the holiday season. Each ornament is numbered as one of a limited edition, and signed by the artist, and comes beautifully gift-boxed with a descriptive card.
About the Maker: Claire Renaud
As the second youngest of sixteen kids, all the girls sewed and as soon as Claire could reach the foot pedal, she was sewing too. Growing up with so many amazingly talented siblings was an incredible education and helped her become the designer she is today. Claire grew her love of sewing and creating things into a business, a costume shop Claire owned and ran in Derry, NH for the past twenty-seven years. Her art projects dip into and cross many mediums and materials, but she is especially passionate about giving new life to vintage materials. Many of her projects incorporate rare, exquisite fabrics she has collected in her years creating custom costumes.
About the Annual Ornament Program
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 34th year, these ornaments have become a holiday collectible and a must-have holiday treasure.
About the League of NH Craftsmen
The League of NH Craftsmen is a non-profit, craft education organization. Its mission is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. The League represents the signature of excellence in fine craft, through the work of its juried members, and its rigorous standards for self-expression, vision, and quality craftsmanship.
The North Conway League of NH Craftsmen gallery will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation, following the state guidelines, practicing safety precautions, and doing everything possible to make all shopping experiences safe for its staff and patrons.
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