The League’s 37th Annual Ornament, Unfolding, was created by metal jewelry artist Katherine Rudolph, of Merrimack, NH. Inspired by architecture and the geometric repetition of origami, Katherine developed this stylized reindeer ornament which has been cast in pewter. 

Allowing the possibilities to unfold and employing her favorite metalworking techniques, Katherine began designing the 2024 ornament with paper models.  These paper models translate well into thin gauge sheet metal, which she then scores and folds. “This is a favored technique as it allows for voluminous, crisp, geometric forms through which I explore the possibilities of pattern & repetition.” 

From lightweight sheet metal, the ornament was cast in pewter. Through a delicate process of adding and carving away, she was able to give balanced weight to each ornament. Honoring her namesake, Rudolph, a light catching, high polished nose completes the designs minimalist and elegant aesthetic.

Every year our juried members vie for the honor of creating the League’s Annual Ornament. They submit their work and a selection is made by a specially chosen committee. This tradition began in 1988, and the Annual Ornament has become a must-have holiday treasure.

Each ornament is numbered as one of a limited edition, signed and numbered by the artists, and comes beautifully gift-boxed.

For more information about the Annual Ornament, call the Concord Fine Craft Gallery at 603-228-8171, email [email protected], visit concord.nhcrafts.org, and like us on Facebook and Instagram.