Saturday, November 26, 2011

Trash to Treasure at the D Acres Educational Homestead

D Acres of New Hampshire is a non-profit organic farm and educational homestead 
located in the foothills of the White Mountains. 
To learn more, visit

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Woodworking Class Schedule--Winter 2012--Eric Johnson's Furniture

Our new woodworking class schedule through March is now available.  Call or email with any questions or to reserve your space.  The Colonel Spencer Innoffers discounts for anyone needing overnight accommodations while attending a class. These classes could be a great Christmas gift as well!

Woodworking Classes

Build an 18” Cherry Side Table -- 3 Weekend Class -- 2 Sessions Available

All the materials and instruction needed to build an heirloom quality cherry side table. This class will cover:
* Dimensioning Wood
* Mortise & tenon joinery
* Leg tapering
* Finishing techniques & more
 Cost:  $325 materials included      Maximum 3 students
 Dates & Times: Two class sessions to choose from: 
Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. Saturdays 9-2, Sundays 1-4.
March 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 & Apr. 1          Sat. 9-2, Sun. 1-4.

Hand-Cut Dovetails – 1 Weekend Class 

You will receive dimensioned wood to build a cherry box with a lid.  We will focus the lesson on the skills and steps to hand-cut dovetailing.  Materials & Hardware included.  Bring your own tools or use those provided.

Cost $160  Materials included   Maximum 4 students 
Dates & Times:  Sat. Feb. 11  9:00 to 3:00, Sun. Feb. 12 Noon to finish.

Build a furniture quality Picture Frame—1 Day Class

* Learn mitering and spline joinery is this one-day class. 
Cost: $50 Max. 4 Students   Lunch provided or bring your own 
Saturday, February 25:  9:00 to finish

Call or email to reserve your spot or to be added to notification list for future classes
Eric & Debbie Johnson
Eric Johnson's Furniture

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's new at Artistic Roots?

Work by Barbara McAlister
New Members: Dick Batchelder, owner of Harmony in Wood from Bristol, and Barbara McAlister, owner of The McAlister Collection in Canaan, were voted into the gallery this month. Dick, who does spectacular woodturning, was a member of Village Artists of Ashland for many years, and served two terms as that group's president. Barbara, widely known for her whimsical hand-painted wood carvings, was a member of the Cardigan Mt. Co-Op in Canaan and sells her work at several locations, including the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT. Dick and Barbara are both also juried members of the highly-respected League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.  

New Look: Four times each year, the gallery, is given a brand new look. Last month, all forty-five juried local artisans moved to different locations and brought in exciting new work. Thousands of original, locally-crafted works of art in dozens of media including woodworking, fiber arts, metal smithing, painting, drawing, photography, mosaics, paper, glass, jewelry, pottery, prints, carvings, sculpture, decorative painting, and more. Members, who each work one day a month in the gallery, often demonstrate their mediums in the AR class room that is handicap accessible. The two large display windows in front of the gallery have also just been redone.     

Work by Dick Batchelder
New Classes:  The winter class schedule includes sessions for people of all ages, levels and abilities. Classes are being offered in oil painting with Cam Sinclair, watercolor painting with Cheryl Johnson, multi-plate printing with Alma Grand, and portrait drawing with Carol Phenix. Patti Burlingame will present jewelry making and felted scarf classes, while Lynn Haust will offer two workshops in kiln-fired glass.  More classes are being added to the schedule all the time. Check the AR website for current offerings. In addition to classes, AR also offers Art Parties that are fun sessions in various mediums available for birthdays, friends' nights out, family gatherings, corporate functions, and more.
New Director: Monique MacIntosh of Campton has been selected to replace Cheryl Johnson as Executive Director of Artistic Roots. Monique, who joined the group in August specializes in recycled paper bead jewelry.  She has a professional background in communication and administration, and recent education in global sustainability.  She hopes to use that knowledge to help the co-op achieve its mission and become successful, green and a positive force in the community.   

Want to know more? Click on, call us at  (603) 536-2750 or stop by the gallery!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eric Johnson--Now a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

We are so pleased to announce that Eric has recently successfully juried into the respected League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.  This long standing group has established a reputation for excellence among its members, so it is with great pleasure that we have achieved this association.

If you aren't familiar with The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen or its members, you might enjoy reading more about it here

Also, our first class session has begun.  Two enthusiastic students are building a classic cherry side table that will be ready well before Christmas.  We are working on the class schedule for the New Year and have created an email list just for those specifically interested in woodworking classes, so if this interests you or someone you know, please email or call  so that we can inform you of the classes to be offered.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone that joined us for our Open House the first weekend of November.  The lovely company and beautiful weather combined to make a great event!  We appreciate each one that took their time to come, visit, explore the world of heirloom quality furniture, and meet us & our guest artists, Cheryl & Joyce! 

Without our customers there would be one less small business in America!

Until next time,

Eric & Debbie Johnson
Campton, NH

Monday, November 14, 2011

Business After Hours, November 16th

Join us this Wednesday, November 16th as we host Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.

Mix and mingle with many of our artists while touring our spacious shop and classroom. The perfect chance to start your Holiday Shopping!

5:00 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 16th.

Find out more about Business after Hours and other Chamber Events @

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fresh from the Kiln...

Milk Bottles are back in stock at Artistic Roots

Come in to pick out your favorite or order @

and skip the shipping when you pick it up at Artistic Roots.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Robbin Adams at Red Gate Farm

Robbin Adams, Printmaker, member of Artistic Roots in Plymouth, NH is featured in this upcoming Printmakers show at the Red Gate Gallery in Plymouth, NH:


Opening Reception
Friday Evening, November 4th
5-8 pm

A portion of all Sales
Will Go to Support
Pemi-Baker Literacy

See you There!