Tidings of Joy
2019 Annual Ornament

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s 2019 Annual Ornament, Tidings of Joy, was hand-formed and cast in pewter by Meggin Dossett of Lebanon, NH. This limited-edition Annual Ornament features a bird in flight crafted from textured pewter. Tidings of Joy represents the joyful spirit of celebration during the Holiday Season. The ornament was inspired by the happiness of winter and influenced by vintage designs. Each handcrafted ornament is dated, numbered, and signed by the artist. Annual ornaments are sold exclusively at the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries and at the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair at the Mount Sunapee Resort, August 3rd – 11th, 2019.

These ornaments have been a must-have holiday treasure for over 30 years. Each year, juried members of the League submit a piece to be considered for the Annual Ornament. Their work is reviewed by the managers of the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries and a winner is selected.

About the Maker: Meggin Dossett

From her Midwest upbringing and throughout her post-college years in the Pacific Northwest, Meggin Dossett has had a lifelong passion for jewelry. Now residing in New Hampshire, her creative doors were thrown open when she picked up a jeweler’s torch for the first time in 2005. She apprenticed as a silversmith and now has a studio at the AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH. Dossett draws satisfaction in transforming raw materials such as metal, stone, enamel, and wire into lasting and beautiful pieces. Her work tends toward the industrial, informed by the hard angles of I-beams, train tracks, and bridges, while also incorporating natural shapes, color, and handmade chain.

About the League of NH Craftsmen

The League of NH Craftsmen is a non-profit, craft education organization. Its mission is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. The League represents the signature of excellence in fine craft, through the work of its juried members, and its rigorous standards for self-expression, vision, and quality craftsmanship.

For more information about the Annual Ornament call the Nashua Fine Craft Gallery at
603-595-8233, email nashuarg@nhcrafts.org, visit nashua.nhcrafts.org, and like us on Facebook.