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Exeter Fine Crafts June 2021 Newsletter

 
June 2021 Newsletter
 
Linda Jacque
The Art of Color
 
 
Linda Jacque
 
Exeter Fine Crafts is pleased to present Linda Jacque as our June Artist of the Month. Linda loves the power of color and the vibration of any given surface she decides to paint on. From whimsy to realistic, she lets blank canvases and surfaces lead the way. Her ideas come from her childhood memories, from her surroundings, or from her travels. She has been to several European countries and Mexico, always traveling with a sketchbook and other art supplies. Painting is “a never ending cycle of mystery and discovery.”
 
To Linda, anything can be a piece of art. She likes to take old pieces apart, re-do them, and paint them. These items can include bowls, old clocks, and furniture to name a few. She likes to imagine her switch plates, bowls and furniture as fun, funky bursts of color in deserving corners of customer’s homes. Throughout her own home are examples of her artistry including a chest of drawers with painted vineyards and an Italian scene, and bowls and plates painted with images of produce.
 
After studying at Greenfield Community College, and then New York’s Pratt Institute, Linda first entered the world of advertising. She created ads as well as designs for product lines including tabletop dinnerware, gift items, stained glass designs, as well as stationery and paper bags. She now paints what she wants, when she wants.
 
Her artistic pursuits have also included an instillation piece at Boston Children’s Hospital, an abstract futuristic cityscape with supernovas and flying saucers. Another personally rewarding project has been working with the children at the Northfield Elementary School in Northfield, Massachusetts, creating a mural in the school. A member of the League of NH Craftsmen, Linda’s work can be found in galleries and shows throughout northern New England.
 
Linda’s whimsical work will be on display through July. Exeter Fine Crafts is located at 61 Water Street in downtown Exeter. Stop by Monday through Saturday 11-5:30, or Sunday 12-4. Call 603-778-8282 for more information.
 
Upcoming Demonstration
Wendy Wetherbee
Jewelry from Nature
Demonstration - Saturday, June 19
11am - 2pm

Animals, birds, insects and the special places in New Hampshire are often featured in Wendy’s work because it is her own personal habitat, and a large part of who she is. Working in themes that she personally observes and photographs while hiking, she takes several photos and uses those images as inspiration for her media and metal work. Join us on Saturday, June 19th from 11am-2pm when Wendy will be at EFC demonstrating her craft and discussing her work.
 
What's New
Just In:
We have just received a large assortment of work from stained glass artist Cheddy Moller. Cheddy’s beautiful stained glass features landscapes, flowers, water fowl, and other New England birds in her unique three dimensional designs and glowing colors. In one of our favorites, the Nautilus, a gorgeous natural nautilus shell is surrounded by glorious pieces of glass. Cheddy’s fluid designs and fine craftsmanship result in heirloom quality stained glass that will bring decades of enjoyment to its owner.
 
 
 
Upcoming Classes
 
 
 
BASIC JEWELRY I CLASS
Tuesdays, June 29 – August 17; (8 weeks)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuition: $275, Sterling silver available to purchase
Instructor: Rob Peacock

Learn basic metalsmithing skills in this beginner’s class. Designing, sawing, filing, polishing, and texturing techniques will be demonstrated and practiced. Copper provided for practice. Students will design and make a sterling silver pendant or earrings.
 
 
 
SILKSCREENING SIMPLIFIED WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 19~ Ages 16+
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tuition: $50, materials fee included
Instructor: Bill Mitchell
 
Learn how to work with water base silkscreen materials for printmaking and fabric designs. Students will use drawing fluid and screen filler to create a collaborative silkscreen design to apply to a tee shirt. Bring a tee shirt to print your creation on!
 
 
 
SONGBIRDS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 12
10:30 am – 3:30 ~ages 13+
Tuition: $55, Materials fee $25
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day
 
Who doesn’t love the beautiful melodies of songbirds? Experiment with the many creative ways to paint these delightful birds. Using color, line, composition, texture and form, students will learn how to capture each bird’s unique form and expression. Students may bring their own images of birds, though photos will be provided. Everyone will leave with a finished painting. Open to first time and experienced artists. Paint sets, and basic materials will be provided, including instructional handouts and tips. You may bring your own paint set, but please inform us prior to class.
 
pottery wheel
 
 
HANDBUILDING AND WHEEL BASICS
Thursdays, July 8 – July 29 (4 weeks)
Tuition: $138, includes 15lbs of clay
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Roger Cramer
 
Explore a variety of pottery making techniques from hand building, using coils, slabs, and pinch pots, to working on a wheel. Students may choose to focus on hand building, the wheel, or both to create a variety of forms. Glazes and firings included. Bring a towel to use during class
 
 
 
 
NEEDLE FELTED SEASCAPES WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 10~ Ages 11+
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tuition: $45, Pay instructor $15 materials fee
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day
 
Create a needle felted seascape, ready to frame! Open to all skill levels, students will learn how to “paint” with wool using various textured fibers (wool roving) and sharp barbed needles. The finished piece can be framed and hung, used as a pillow cover, or a trivet. Instructional hand- outs, picture references, and tips will be provided. Students may use their own imagination or bring in photos to work from.
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Part-Time Help Wanted
 
Do you have an Art background or are someone who appreciates and supports the Arts? We are looking for a part-time worker with a passion for continuing the tradition of supporting fine handcrafted work in New Hampshire. Experience in both retail and social media helpful. Please send resumes to info@exeterfinecrafts.com.
 
store front
 
 
June Hours
 
Monday - Saturday
11 - 5:30
Sundays 12 - 4:00