This is the 75th year of the nine day League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's fair with hundreds of participating crafts people. Here you see a barrel in which potter Richard Foye raku fires his pots. A fire is set, the clay pot burnt and it emerges beautiful.
Just a small segment of the several hundred or more booths. All are inside tents. You can sign up for various workshops in soap carving, pottery and glass blowing. There are many demonstrations: silk painting, weaving, woodturning, calligraphy, glass blowing, basket weaving among others. There is food for sale too. And real rest rooms not port-a-potties.
Betty Lathrop paints a silk scarf. (Photo taken and posted with Betty's permission). Gorgeous scarfs and wallhangings. She also has some screens with silk panels. Some earrings of silk. Many designs had an Asian feel to them. That day she was contribution 30% of her profits to The Hunger Project.
I don't know why this was there, but I thought it was cool.
Dichroic glass earrings by Julie Schroeppel. I purchased these for myself.
A handbound book by Adele Sanborn. Her booth was also a demonstration booth for calligraphy and paste paper. Some of her artists books were just gorgeous. I bought this blank book and the next for my collection but Mom thought they were for her so they are hers now.
Inside this one was a stick-it-note pad.
Another book by Sandborn. The crafts people come from all over New Hampshire and also Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts as long as their town is within 10 miles of the NH border.
The inside of the fern covered book.
A small dish by Lulu Richter. I loved her pottery, many of her bowls and pots had holes in them. In imitation of wasps nests, bark with woodpecker holes, worn driftwood and so forth. Most of these folks did not have personal web pages. I stayed three hours but after two hours I was bleary eyed and exhausted. Plus I got lost on the way there although not badly lost. I ask for directions unlike some folks (usually male). It was a totally fun day and miracle of miracle it did not rain until 6pm by which time I was safely home.