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Aardvark Wood Working Grand Opening and Open House

You and your guests are cordially invited to the Aardvark Wood Working grand opening and open house Saturday and Sunday, November 7 & 8 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Saturday, November 7 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

Refreshments and light snacks will be served. Celebrate our award winning season with us, and see where the magic happens.

30 Hampshire Rd, Freedom, NH


Local Artisan Night at Delaney’s!

Join Delaney’s for great food and refreshments and get all of your holiday shopping done!


League of NH Craftsmen Ornament!


The 2014 Limited Edition Annual Ornament
— the perfect holiday, and any day, gift.

Get yours today at the
League of NH Craftsmen!

]><The League of NH Craftsmen’s annual ornament for 2014 is Whispers of Spring, a hand-formed cast pewter birch branch made by Kristine Lane and Paulette Werger, both juried in metal by the League. Lane and Werger created the ornament to pay homage to the official state tree of New Hampshire. The white birch is one of the first trees to come into leaf, celebrating the emergence of spring. It has a celery-colored ribbon for hanging on a tree or wreath.  


Whispers of Spring ornaments are sold exclusively by the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries. Each ornament is numbered as one of a limited edition and is signed by the artists. The ornament comes beautifully gift-boxed and sells for $23.       


League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery in North Conway, 2526 White Mountain Hwy., Rte. 16/302, 603-356-2441

Artisan Weekend at Purity Spring Resort!

The Lodges Logo

Join Purity Spring and the Lodge a Camp Thokomeupog for a weekend retreat.  Expand your creative spirit.  Enjoy the serenity that Purity Lake offers, take in the rustic beauty and the peace and quiet found in our natural surroundings.  Begin your weekend of creativity when you check in after noon on Friday.  Explore and settle in.  Be sure to visit the artisan fair held throughout the weekend in the cabins where the workshops will also be held.  A full schedule of workshops begins on Friday and continues through Sunday mid-day.  

Artisan Workshop Weekend Features:

The cost for the weekend is $189 per person plus NH state tax and workshop fees.

* 6 meals beginning with Friday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch.

* Beverage station including fresh coffee, assorted teas and hot cocoa packets.

* All Lodges amenities including: private beach, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, hiking trails, tennis, and much more!

* Additional a la carte activities: Private Reiki Treatment or Massage.

Workshops have limited space available; a list of classes being offered along with pricing can be found online shortly.

In the spirit of community, there will be a minimum of two people per room- single rooms may be available for an additional rate – please call to inquire.

To book this package or for more information, call our Reservations office at: (800) 414-2267

* If you would like to share accommodations with a specific person, please let us know.

We welcome the following participating artisans to our workshop weekend:

These artisans bring a wide range of creativity and experience, which are sure to enhance your weekend.
Basket Weaving – Janet Johnson
Jewelry making – Jesse Mixer
Silk Paper/3D Fiber Art – Sue Hoople
Watercolor Painting – Joyce Folgert
Needle Felting – Theresa Beckett
Poetry/Creative Writing – Mary Saliba
Stained Glass – Rosemarie Ferry
Glass Blowing – Nate Macomber
Paste Paper Making, Plein Air Painting, Book Binding – Marnie Cobbs
Reiki, Chair Massage, Meditative hiking/journaling – Leslie Jose

26th – 28th
East Madison, NH


“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul – and you answer.” 
– Terri Guillemets

Artisans at The Cassidy Gallery at Jackson Village, NH!

The Cassidy Gallery Newsletter
Monday, January 20, 2013



Cassidy Gallery now has 31 artists, all from New England, and most from Mt. Washington Valley.   There are also now have outstanding jewelry artisans.  In this e-mail, we introduce you to Laura Castano, whose unique work in copper and stones intrigues everyone who loves handcrafted jewelry.



Top: Copper jewelry artist Laura Castano, working on a lapis lazuli/hammered copper necklace

Bottom left: the tools of the trade      Bottom right: the finished piece! 

Western Massachusetts artisan Laura Castano’s work in recycled copper is something unlike anything we’ve ever seen or offered here in the Gallery.  Her mastery of wire weaving along with unique stone setting results in one-of-a-kind works of wearable art.  Laura states: “I twist, weave, coil and hammer various weights of copper wire to create one of a kind pendants, earrings and bracelets, many of which I embellish with glass or semiprecious stone beads.”

Laura’s unique style of work straddles the line between Art Nouveau and Steampunk.  As an amateur wildlife biologist/botanist who travels around with binoculars in her purse, Laura strives to create work that are representative of things she sees in nature. Her woven copper snakes (see below, part of her “Earthenwear” line) are reminiscent of ancient Roman or Green jewelry, organic in nature but original in design.

A closeup of Laura’s “Earthenwear” Snake. Laura describes this piece as follows: “I overlapped the base wires in this sinuous woven piece for extra depth and texture. The antique porcelain beads beautifully accent the blue/ green patina achieved by adding salt to my fuming jar.”
A sampling of Laura’s wire and stonework.  Clockwise from top left: hammered copper and porcelain, “Earthenwear” Collection large leaf pendants with hammered frames utilizing various weaving techniques, caged turquoise bracelet, pendant of dragon’s vein agate with hammered copper and a hammered copper and turquoise “donut” pendant.

We have a wide assortment of Laura’s wonderfully creative copper jewelry. All of her jewelry are one-of-a-kind pieces, painstakingly made by hand.  Please stop in soon to select a piece for your collection…or for someone else. 

Remember….Valentine’s Day is coming soon!  Just over three weeks away.  We will be happy to ship your favorite Copper Owl piece – or a beautiful piece by artisans Cynthia Battista, Barbara Smith McLaughlin, Linda Sorensen or Wendy Wetherbee to you in time for that special day.






Monday 10 – 5
Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Friday: Noon – 5
Saturday: 9:30 – 5

Sunday : 9:30 – 1


Monday 10 – 5
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday and Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 9:30 – 5
Sunday 9:30 – 1


On snowy or icy days, please call ahead to see if we’re opening late.  Or check our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/cassidygallery

The Cassidy Gallery At Jackson Village
is owned and operated by Nancy White Cassidy

Where and When to Find Us

The Cassidy Gallery At Jackson Village is located at 95 Main Street in the
beautiful mountain village of Jackson, NH. Right in front of The Snowflake Inn.

For directions, click here.
Our normal hours are:
Sunday 9:30 – 1
Monday 10 – 5
Closed Tuesday/Wednesday
Thursday through  Saturday 9:30 – 5
All other times/days by appointment
(or if there’s something fun going on in town!)
phone: (603) 662-2074

e-mail: cassidygallery@earthlink.net

The Gallery is a proud member of
Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce & Mt. Washington Vallery Chamber of Commerce