SARAH COPPLESTONE, owner of the new Artisan’s Corner on North Main Street by the Durgin Stables Green, points out a photograph of a loon floating gracefully with a chick nestled on her back between her wings. Explore the new store and enjoy refreshments during her Open House on Memorial Day Weekend, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday and Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Elissa Paquette photo) (click for larger version)
May 24, 2012WOLFEBORO — There's a new business in town. Sarah Copplestone, former manager of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen shop on North Main Street, decided to take the plunge and open a shop of her own in the space recently vacated by the League alongside the Durgin Stables green.
She's holding an Open House, complete with a door prize and refreshments throughout the Memorial Day weekend.
On Saturday, May 26, the shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday and Monday, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the special event.
Shoppers will find the same high quality crafts that occupied the space before, but Copplestone, herself an accomplished artist, has expanded the collection to include fine art. Scenes inspired by Mirror Lake and Winter Harbor vistas, Crystal Lake and, of course, Lake Winnipesaukee, captured by area artists such as Kate Higley, grace the walls.
There is a distinct local flavor to her offerings. Amid the landscapes and wildlife prints and photographs are (to name just a few): baskets by Theresa Hlushuk; colorful hand dyed and woven rag rugs and pieced and quilted hand-painted fabric wall hangings by Robin Cornwell; Gogi Adler's Cornish Hill Pottery; woven goods by Deborah Cary and charcoal drawings by Copplestone.
The infusion of local talent is evident throughout the store. At the same time, Copplestone has delighted in the freedom to choose the work of craftsmen she's admired from various New England locales. From a range of larger items – handcrafted wood furniture, sculptural lamp bases, wooden bowls and hooked fabric wall hangings – to the smaller – glassware, colorful glass earrings, silver bracelets and notecards – there is much to take in as one browses the store.
Come with time to spare: visual treats abound.
After Memorial Day Weekend, Artisan's Corner will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. And when summer arrives, Copplestone is prepared to extend her hours for after work and after dinner strollers.
Want more information? Call Artisan's Corner at 569-5331.