League of NH Craftsmen will hear Peter Bloch, wooden lampshade maker

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery's  "Signature of Excellence" Summer Lecture Series
will present "Translucent Wood Lampshades: Who'd a Thunk It?" with Peter Bloch on Monday, September 16, from 7-8 p.m.

The lecture will be held in the Fireside Room at the Chase House, located at 312 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith. Reserve seats in advance by calling the gallery at (603) 279-7920.

Translucent wooden lampshades are the signature work of artist Peter Bloch, a 30-year veteran of the League of NH Craftsmen. His lampshades are individually handcrafted on a woodturning lathe, and glow beautifully from within when lit.

Bloch will discuss his influences and inspirations, as well as the tools, processes, philosophies, and aesthetics that underlie his work. Peter will be showing slides that illuminate some of these topics, as well as answering your questions, sharing his thoughts on the importance of the League's mission, and will also have examples of his work as well as his portfolio for closer viewing.


Wooden lampshade by Peter Bloch. (Courtesy photo)