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Annual Ornament

Each 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.

This year’s ornament is Winter's Waltz (shown in column on right), a pair of ice skates handcrafted in pewter. Inspired by memories of ice skating in winters past, juried League member Walker Boyle used the ancient lost wax method of casting combined with modern metal working techniques to create this one-of-a-kind ornament. “I enjoy creating and bringing my pewter pieces to life. Each piece seems to take on a certain vibration and personality, and that’s what makes it fun,” says Walker.

Winter's Waltz ornaments are sold exclusively by the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries, the League’s online store, at the League headquarters on 49 South Main Street in Concord, and at the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair, August 5-13, 2017. Each ornament is numbered as one of a limited edition and has the artist's name. The ornament comes beautifully gift-boxed and sells for $28. Winter's Waltz is the League’s 30th Annual Ornament.

Learn more about the ornament and Walker Boyle.

 

Past Annual Ornaments

2016: Pitter Patter
by Sussy-Rose Shields
 

2015: Sweet Season
by Kristine Lane and Paulette Werger
2014: Whispers of Spring
by Kristine Lane and Paulette Werger
2013: Woven in Winter
by Alice Ogden

2012: Woodland Treasure
by Aaron Slater
 
2011: Nature's Adornment
by Walker Boyle


2010: Two Turtle Doves
by Peggy Roth

 

 

2009: The Gift
by Joe DeRobertis


2008: Evergreen Dreams
by Jeff Lamy & Erica Steinmetz

 

 

 
2007: Partridge in a Pear Tree
by Peggy Roth

 
2006: Gathering Together
by Susanne Rowe

 

 
2005: Holly
by Elaine Russell

 
2004: Starry Starry Night
by Susanne Rowe

 

 
2003: Snow Day
by Curt Tyler

 

 
2002: Snow Crystal
by Kristine Lane &
Paulette Werger

 

 
2001: Winter's Night
by Susanne Rowe

 
2000: Sterling the Snowman
by William & Lynn Kuegel

 

 
1999: Sleigh Bell
by Karen Twombly

 
1998:Twilight Star
by Curt Tyler

 

 
1997: Winter Dove
by Ken Kantro

 
1996: Rocking Horse
by Joseph DeRobertis

 

 
1995: Snowflake
by Karen Twombly

 
1994: Peace on Earth
by Gail Wilson

 

 
1993: One World
by Harry Besett

 
1992: Santa
by Gail Wilson

 

 
1991: Global Peace
by Curt Tyler

 
1990: North Star
by Ken Kantro

 

   

 
1989: Mt. Chocorua (silver or brass)
by Pauline Warg

 

 
1988: Dove
by Ken Kantro
 

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Winter's Waltz by Walker Boyle

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