The League of NH Craftsmen Celebrates the Vibrant
Poinsettia for 35th Annual Ornament:
The League’s 35th Annual Ornament brings together two metal artists for the creation of poinsettia blooms that will last far beyond any winter celebrations.
Meggin Dossett and Paulette Werger,
both of Lebanon, NH collaborated on the 2022 Annual Ornament Season’s Splendor, honoring the form of the beautiful poinsettia flower. “The plants are given to bring the sun inside and are symbolic of the season’s celebrations,” notes maker Paulette Werger, who enjoyed learning the history and tradition of the plant as she and Meggin Dossett researched ideas for their ornament design.
About the Makers: Meggin Dossett and Paulette Werger
Meggin Dossett grew up in the midwest, spent time in the Pacific Northwest after college, and has resided in New Hampshire since 2003. “I find that it is absolutely the most satisfying experience taking raw materials such as wire, sheet metal, and stones and creating something lasting and beautiful.” Dossett has been a juried member of the League since 2017 and was the maker of the 2019 Annual Ornament, Tidings of Joy.
Paulette Werger has been a juried member of the League since 1997 making jewelry, vessels and flatware that draw upon botanical imagery, mythology, and folk tales. “I have an interest in the abstracted patterns commonly found in plant life. Form, texture, and pattern borrowed from my garden are the basis for the collage-like surfaces and simple volumes in my metalwork.” states Werger. Paulette Werger collaborated on the Annual Ornament in 2002, 2014 and 2015.
The 2022 League ornament comes gift-boxed and sells for $26. This annual offering is a critical fundraiser for the League that helps support local artists and affiliated League Fine Craft Galleries. The ornament is a thoughtful keepsake to mark any special occasion, milestone, or holiday. Each of these cast pewter ornaments, which capture the eight petals of the poinsettia flower, is hand finished and inscribed by the artists.
For more information about the Annual Ornament call the Concord Fine Craft Gallery at 603-228-8171, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit concord.nhcrafts.org, and like us on Facebook and Instagram.