Get to Know Our Craftspeople

The Annual Craftsmen’s Fair features the work of more than 350 craftspeople.
Here is a list of the talented and creative artisans that will be at the Fair!

 

We will periodically highlight some Fair participants — Joy Raskin is one of them.

JoyJoy is a silversmith and creates contemporary and innovative jewelry, flatware, and metal sculptures. A native of New Hampshire, Joy has been working with metal since 1984. Joy also teaches jewelry making, metalsmithing, wireweaving, and various metal techniques at craft programs throughout New England.

I strive to make designs that are unusual, timeless, and substantial in feeling or weight. I often use precious or semi-precious stones and gold to add color and variety to sterling silver, which is my metal of choice. I am a purist when it comes to metal, and like to allow the natural color of metal to show.”

Joy has received many awards for her work. She was commissioned by the NH State Council on the Arts to create the Cultural Access Award for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 2001. Her work is included in many collections, including the White House and Smithsonian Institution.

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Stop by and see Joy at the Fair.