Connecting with Visual Arts During a Pandemic

August 04, 2020

silver, leaf, earrings, oxidized

Karen Eisenberg, MetalsmithWhere did the summer go? It’s the first week of August already, and typically I’d be at the League of NH Craftsmen Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, exhibiting my handcrafted metal jewelry, meeting customers old and new, and reconnecting with my artist community.

As many of you know, the fair represents nine days of continuous celebration of fine craft, with work from juried artists in just about every form of media. And the setting is nothing less than glorious at the base of Mount Sunapee.

Though I will miss seeing familiar faces and making new connections, staying safe and healthy is more important for this year. I’ve adapted somewhat to my new normal, social distancing and spending more time cultivating my vegetable garden, reaping the benefits of hardly ever going to the store for groceries. And I’ve taken advantage of the “downtime” during the pandemic to launch this new website.

As we used to say about the telephone and long-distance calling, the internet has become the next best thing to being "at the fair." (Those of you of a certain age know what I’m talking about.) I feel lucky that in this modern time there is a resource for staying connected and sharing my passion for using my hands to create jewelry for you to enjoy. Take a look around, and check back often as new work becomes available.






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