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League of N.H. Craftsmen select ornament

CONCORD – The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen recently selected the design for its 2019 Annual Ornament. Titled Tidings of Joy, the ornament was designed by Meggin Dossett of Lebanon, NH, a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Each ornament will be handmade by Dossett in her studio.

This limited-edition Annual Ornament features a bird in flight crafted from textured pewter. Tidings of Joy represents the joyful spirit of celebration during the holiday season. The ornament was inspired by the happiness of winter and influenced by vintage designs. Each handcrafted ornament is dated, numbered, and signed by the artist. The ornament comes gift-boxed and sells for $25.

Annual ornaments are sold exclusively at the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries, located in Center Sandwich, Concord, Hanover, Hooksett, Littleton, Meredith, Nashua, and North Conway; in the League’s online store; at League Headquarters in Concord; and at the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair at the Mount Sunapee Resort, from Aug. 3-11.

For more than 30 years, juried League members have submitted a piece to be considered for the Annual Ornament. Managers of the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries review the submitted pieces and then select a winner.

About the Maker:

Meggin Dossett

From her Midwest upbringing and throughout her post-college years in the Pacific Northwest, Meggin Dossett has had a lifelong passion for jewelry. Now residing in New Hampshire, her creative doors were thrown open when she picked up a jeweler’s torch for the first time in 2005. She apprenticed as a silversmith and now has a studio at the AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH. Dossett draws satisfaction in transforming raw materials, such as metal, stone, enamel, and wire, into lasting and beautiful pieces. Her work trends toward the industrial, informed by the hard angles of I-beams, train tracks, and bridges, while also incorporating natural shapes, color, and handmade chain.

League of NH

Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries

• Center Sandwich, 32 Main St., 603-284-6831

• Concord, 36 North Main St., 603-228-8171

• Hanover, 13 Lebanon St., 603-643-5050

• Hooksett, I-93 Northbound Rest Area, 530 West River Rd., 603-210-5181

• Littleton, 81 Main Street, 603-444-1099

• Meredith, 279 Daniel Webster Hwy., Rte. 3, 603-279-7920

• Nashua, 98 Main St., 603-595-8233

• North Conway, 2526 White Mountain Hwy., Rte. 16/302, 603-356-2441

For more information about the League of NH Craftsmen’s Annual Ornament, visit https://www.nhcrafts.org/annual-ornament/. To purchase the annual ornament, visit https://www.nhcrafts.org/webstore/.