Seacoast Artisans Portsmouth

Incredible Finds at the Seacoast Artisans November Exhibit

The Seacoast Artisans Fine Arts & Crafts Show holds regular exhibits at the Frank Jones Center in Portsmouth, NH. What began as a small show benefiting the public schools has turned into a monster event thanks to Joyce Sanderson and Neil Troost. Featuring vetted artists from all around the local area, and some abroad, the event draws thousands of people for a peek at the inventive, the creative, and the beautiful.

Although I wasn’t able to tour the entire exhibit due to a busy Saturday schedule, I found some displays and items that desperately need showing off. It wasn’t difficult; I was surrounded by creative genius. Our local artisans are truly incredible.

Major love for the face pottery from TB Pots Stoneware Pottery. Mugs and goblets are adorned with smiling, happy faces, among many other gorgeous pieces of pottery.
Eric and Tracy Bradford
328 Alexander Rd.
Dresden, Maine 04342
info [at] tbpots [dot] com

Seacoast Artisans Portsmouth

 

These handmade Arnett Santas by Stacee Droit are a national hit. Extremely popular and only sold wholesale, they are carried locally by Collins Gift Shop. They are stunning.

Wendy Collins
CollinsGifts14 [at] aol [dot] com

Arnett Santas

 

All Things Cottage Decor had a seasonal booth set up with more than just the visual decor. Scents of cinnamon, balsam fir, and apple had me wishing for the same in my own home. I didn’t want to leave the booth.

Robin LoPilato
Baskets and Home Decor With Cottage Charm

All Things Cottage Decor

 

I fell in love with these shiny morsels of deliciously designed copper jewelry from Susan Bates and her collection of handcrafted contemporary jewelry. I shall impress this upon my husband as Christmas looms.

susanb3000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Susan Bates

 

Woodworker and Folk Artist David Conley was present with his striking collection of birdhouses made from a variety of materials such as driftwood and tin. Each one is different, each one a masterpiece.

780 2nd Crown Point Rd.
Strafford, NH 03884
TheBirdhouseGuy [at] yahoo [dot] com

David Conley

 

These elegant and completely unique vases by lars turin clayworks caught my eye. On the website you’ll find magnificent pieces of functional and fine art.

Lars & Connie Turin
York, ME 03909
larsturin [at] gmail [dot] com

Lars Turin

 

I’m a sucker for steampunk anything. I love steampunk and rarely see it exhibited anywhere, but at Collins Gifts, I found an entire display of steampunk-inspired items. I was immediately drawn to these gorgeous clockwork necklaces. My husband will be getting another hint.

Wendy Collins
CollinsGifts14 [at] aol [dot] com

Collins Gifts

 

Local painter Michael Norberg from Concord showcased his collection of nautical paintings. He also had beautiful nautical maps from up and down the New England coast, beautifully set within old window frames. He doesn’t have a website but can be reached at 603.715.2591

Norberg

The Seacoast Artisans Fine Arts & Crafts Show holds regular exhibits at the Frank Jones Center in Portsmouth, NH. What began as a small show benefiting the public schools has turned into a monster event thanks to Joyce Sanderson and Neil Troost. Featuring vetted artists from all around the local area, and some abroad, the event draws thousands of people for a peek at the inventive, the creative, and the beautiful. Although I wasn't able to tour the entire exhibit due to a busy Saturday schedule, I found some displays and items that desperately need showing off. It wasn't difficult; I was surrounded by creative genius. Our local artisans are truly incredible. Major love for the face pottery from TB Pots Stoneware Pottery. Mugs and goblets are adorned with smiling, happy faces, among many other gorgeous pieces of pottery. Eric and Tracy Bradford 328 Alexander Rd. Dresden, Maine 04342 info [at] tbpots [dot] com   These handmade Arnett Santas by Stacee Droit are a national hit. Extremely popular and only sold wholesale, they are carried locally by Collins Gift Shop. They are stunning. Wendy Collins CollinsGifts14 [at] aol [dot] com   All Things Cottage Decor had a seasonal booth set up with more than just the visual decor. Scents of cinnamon, balsam fir, and apple had me wishing for the same in my own home. I didn't want to leave the booth. Robin LoPilato Baskets and Home Decor With Cottage Charm   I fell in love with these shiny morsels of deliciously designed copper jewelry from Susan Bates and her collection of handcrafted contemporary jewelry. I shall impress this upon my husband as Christmas looms. susanb3000 [at] gmail [dot] com   Woodworker and Folk Artist David Conley was present with his striking collection of birdhouses made from a variety of materials such as driftwood and tin. Each one is different, each one a masterpiece. 780 2nd Crown Point Rd. Strafford, NH 03884 TheBirdhouseGuy [at] yahoo [dot] com   These elegant and completely unique vases by lars turin clayworks caught my eye. On the website you'll find magnificent pieces of functional and fine art. Lars & Connie Turin York, ME 03909 larsturin [at] gmail [dot] com   I'm a sucker for steampunk anything. I love steampunk and rarely see it exhibited anywhere, but at Collins Gifts, I found an entire display of steampunk-inspired items. I was immediately drawn to these gorgeous clockwork necklaces. My husband will be getting another hint. Wendy Collins CollinsGifts14 [at] aol [dot] com   Local painter Michael Norberg from Concord showcased his collection of nautical paintings. He also had beautiful nautical maps from up and down the New England coast, beautifully set within old window frames. He doesn't have a website but can be reached at 603.715.2591

An Event You Can't Miss

A Five Star Event

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Make sure to mark you calendar for the next event in 2016. Come and meet and support your local artisans!

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Rebecca Skane

Rebecca Skane is the self-instated editor-in-chief for the Portsmouth Review. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and resides in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and two children. She is the founder of The Portsmouth Book Club which boasts over 1,000 members. She also doubles as a professional escapist. Her genres are scifi and fantasy, both adult and young adult - but she often reads outside of her preferred genres. You can follow her on GoodReads.


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