Sunday, August 8, 2010

77th Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

Living with Craft

Fiddlehead Bowl Series

Jeff's Fiddlehead Bowl collection is garnering lots of interest.  These bowls are new for upcoming shows ...another bowl is featured at the League of NH Craftsman Fair at Sunapee in the main display of the Living with Craft exhibit. Quite an accomplishment for Jeff's first year in the League...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Chicken Coop

Wild Orchard Guest Farm new Chicken Coop, completed by Jeff in July....This little house has 6 nests, a  steeped roof that's great for ventilation,  custom stained glass windows...chickens have never had it so good.  I wanted a coop for my fancy Silkie Chickens that didn't look like your run-of-the-mill coop and Jeff created a very nice looking coop that adds plenty of charm to the country farm scene.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another cool idea..I sold this birdhouse clock at a Wild Orchard Guest House open house last year.. I had several artist friends displaying their work throughout the guest house and this clock was purchased by a customer who used to shop at the Cordwainer Gallery in Bedford...she knew the moment she saw this clock that it had to be her's!  The Blue Bird pendulum swings (flies actually!) gently from side to side and the roof is shingled with  real little itsy bitsy shingles that Jeff made....the bird is carved out of pine and hand painted with paint colors close to the real bluebird coloring...almost indiscernible from the real thing!

Custom Spice Rack with Carved Hot Peppers!

Jeff creates custom designs like this cool Spice Rack with carved peppers for a chef who like the pepper motif..Custom fit for the chefs' kitchen counter about 47x24x7, with varying shelf heights for different size jars...
Here's one of Jeff's smaller  antique colander clocks with an interesting  peeler pendulum...I have this clock on display in the Bed and Breakfast and it generates lots of compliments....

Colander Clocks

I first started selling Jeff''s colander clocks at my gallery in Bedford ...Cordwainer Gallery of Fine Crafts  and now I show and sell his work at my Bed and Breakfast in Deerfield, NH.
He uses vintage as well as new colanders and every clock face is hand carved and painted by two are alike.  He's getting ready for a craft show in Morristown, New Jersey this October  and has been stockpiling clock inventory...Jeff has about 40 already made up, as well as some charming benches, carved bowls, trays and some very unique ornaments..His clocks retail from $125-$295, depending on the size, whether it is a new or old colander and also the intricacy of the carvings,  The pendulums match the style of the colanders and swing gently back and forth.  Every kitchen should have one!