League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
High quality merchandise and a great selection are the hallmarks of the League of NH Craftsmen Retail Gallery on Littleton’s Main Street. The bright and airy gallery on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River features fine handmade crafts, highlighting the work of the many talented artisans who are juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen. Since 1932, the League has set the standard for fine craft throughout the United States and the world. The North Country gallery is one of seven retail League of New Hampshire galleries around the state.
Owned by Beth Simon, the Littleton gallery stands out as a place to find exceptional gifts for yourself or the special people in your life. And Beth’s close relationship with the artists she features means that when you purchase a piece of traditional or contemporary fine craft at the gallery, you are also able to take home the story of the artist, adding another dimension to your shopping experience.
Among the fine craft featured is the wood-fired pottery of husband and wife potters, Laurel MacDuffie and David Orser; the colorful and whimsical folk art creations of folk artist Jim Lambert; quilted wall hangings by fiber artist Jane Frenke; prints by printmaker Ann Eldridge, who draws her inspiration from the natural world; the spare and elegant jewelry of jewelry designer Tom McGurrin; and the Raku pottery of potter Jette Nielsen.
Each December, the store carries the League’s annual Holiday Ornament, a tradition since 1988.
If you’d like to try your hand at making art yourself, sign up for a class at the League’s Littleton Studio School, a not-for-profit art and craft school, where students of all ages and levels of experience can take classes in the pottery or jewelry studio, or in other media like painting, drawing and basketry.