Traditional Wooden Collectibles
Art’s interest in woodworking began in his teens and he has spent many years perfecting his skills. More that twenty years ago began combining his imagination and expertise to make traditional wooden toys and circus wagons. His pieces are whimsical, and ingenious and often feature moving parts. In creating designs for his traditional wooden toys, Art often envisions a Victorian father making Christmas presents for his children, and tries to imbue his designs with that sensitivity. His love for the patina and charm of antique toys led him to formulate an aged finish for his work. Art has demonstrated at the Smithsonian folklife Festival in Washington DC, numerous fairs, festivals and schools in New England, and has shown his work at the Sharon Arts Center in New Hampshire, the Chaffee Arts Center in Rutland, Vermont, and the Kalamazoo Center for the Arts in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Preferred activities and age groups: Demonstrations and hands on workshops at community locations such as libraries, schools, historical societies, fairs, and festival for groups of all ages.
Availability: Statewide year round
Notes: Art welcomes visitors to his workshop in Marlow, New Hampshire and maintains a small retail shop connected to the work space. You can visit by chance or appointment. Contact Art Anderson for more information