See Creativity in Action!
Part of what makes the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair experience so memorable are the daily craft demonstrations. Every day at the Fair, you can watch master craftsmen transform raw materials into finished pieces of functional art before your eyes. You will receive first-hand insight into the creative process and the range of techniques craftsmen use.
Every day there will be engaging demonstrations including artistic blacksmithing, woodworking, glass blowing, quilting, furniture making, beaded jewelry making, pottery (stoneware and raku pots), needle felting, the making of a didjeridu and much more!
Make it Yourself!
Express your creativity and try your own hand at craft in one of the daily craft workshops. You’ll receive personalized instruction from a master craftsperson in a friendly, relaxed setting. There are workshops for children, teens, and adults.
Some workshops are free of charge while others do require a fee. Registration is available at the Information Tent on the day you attend. We will have very limited glassblowing workshops for adults ONLY at the Fair – but pre-registration will be required (no same day registration). Call ahead to the League for information – 603-224-3375.
Every Day Events at the Fair 2019 (additional events will take place on specific days – see those additional daily events HERE.)
Printmaking with William Mitchell:
Spruce Patio-L: August 3-August 10* 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All Ages Welcome
Learn how to create colorful prints using safe and easy printmaking materials. Pre-registration at Info Tent! NO FEE
*William will not be running the workshop on Sunday, August 11th
Tent T; All Day; All Ages Welcome
Learn a variety of pottery techniques throughout the day. Pottery experiences are on a drop-in basis. Pre-register at Information Tent K. Fee $10 per person
Reflections in Glass with Harry Besett:
Tent Y; All Day
Watch Harry design and create contemporary glass using traditional and innovative glass blowing techniques.
Very limited space available for adult one on one workshops – check the Information Tent K for details. $65 fee. Same day registration not available, must pre-register by calling League Headquarters at 603-224-3375 OR inquire at the Information Tent. During the Fair, messages are to be left on our HQ phone number, and we will return your call.
Traditional Blacksmithing with Garry Kalajian:
Tent C; All Day
Garry will demonstrate traditional blacksmithing techniques: heating iron and steel bars in a coal forge and hammering them into door latches, candle holders, letter openers, and other objects. Garry will have his pedal-powered forge blower, and Fair goers will have the opportunity to assist.
Outdoor Sticks and Stones Sculpture Building with Mark Ragonese:
Tent V – Craftsmen’s Village; All Day; Interactive Demonstration
Mark will use sticks and stones and other materials to create fun structures that are displayed throughout the fairgrounds. No pre-registration. No fee. All ages welcome
Tent G ; All Day
Demonstrators include members from the Guild of NH Woodworkers, Granite State Woodcarvers, Granite State Woodturners and Granite State Luthiers.