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Barbara Smith McLaughlin - Rich Textures, Gorgeous Gemstones

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League of NH Craftsmen
League of NH Craftsmen

State Juried Member since 2002.

Piedmont Craftsmen
Piedmont Craftsmen

Exhibiting Member since 2013.


Curriculum Vitae

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Barbara Smith McLaughlin - Jewelry Artist
PO Box 793
Stratham, NH 03885-0793

Artistic Work Experience 1999 Present: Owner / Goldsmith / Jewelry Artist

Jewelry Artist Barbara McLaughlin defines her work as "rich textures and gorgeous gemstones." Studio space is shared with her husband Robert, a lapidary artist on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

McLaughlin creates her jewelry one piece at a time using traditional metalsmithing techniques, including embossing, forging, fusing, stamping, reticulation of silver, and lapidary of focal gemstones. The work is fabricated from Sterling Silver with accent metals of high karat gold, bronze and copper.

Barbara McLaughlin is a self-taught metalsmith with a thirst for knowledge. Armed with her MBA, books became her friend. Experimentation in the studio was substituted for hands on training, allowing her to explore techniques freely.

Accomplishments / Education

Co-Chair Fair Committee League of NH Craftsmen Fair 2007-2008
Fair Committee Member League of NH Craftsmen Fair 2003- 2010
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen - State Juried -November 2002
Advanced Stone Setting - Blaine Lewis, July 2002
Wax Carving - Kate Wolf, May 2002
Jewelry Marketing - Marlene Richey, May 2002
Easy Etching - Alan Perry, May 2002
Combining Gold & Silver - Pauline Warg, April 2002
Casting, Delft Clay & Charcoal - Pauline Warg, March 2001
Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing - MECA, June 2000
Intro to Jewelry Making LNHC Exeter Gallery fall 1997
Master of Business Administration - Sacred Heart University, 1985
Bachelor of Business Administration - Western Connecticut State College, 1979


2nd Place Jewelry - Glastonbury Arts on the Green Fine Art & Crafts September 2013
Best in Jewelry with Stone - Craft Wear Exhibit August 2013
Best in Metal - Cedarhurst Craft Fair September 2011
Award of Distinction Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival March 2011
3rd Place Jewelry White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival 2007
2nd Place Jewelry White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival 2006
Honorable mention Booth Design at New England Artisan Lowell MA, 2004

Juried Shows in Attendance

Dunbarton Arts on the Common, Dunbarton, NH 2013
Paradise City - Northampton, MA spring 2013
Crafts Alliance Fine Craft Show at Chautauqua, Chautauqua NY 2013
League of NH Craftsmen's Fair Newbury, NH 2002-2013
On the Green Fine Arts & Crafts, Glastonbury, CT 2013
Fine Art & Crafts at Anderson Park, Upper Mont Claire NJ 2013
Armonk Fine Art & Crafts, Armonk NY 2013
Piedmont Craftsmen Fair, Winston-Salem, NC 2012-2013
Evergreen Fair, Durham, NH 2010-2013

Smokey Hill River Fine Arts Festival, Salina, KS 2012
Art Fest Fort Myers Fort Myers, FL 2011
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda, MD 2010-2011
Images, a Festival of the Arts New Smyrna Beach, FL 2010-2011
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Winter Park, FL March 2011-2012
St. James Court, the Court Section Louisville, KY 2011-2012

Alexandria, Festival of the Arts, Alexandria VA 2010
Berkshires Arts Festival Great Barrington, MA 2007-2010
Bethesda Row Arts Festival Bethesda, MD 2009-2010
Cherokee Triangle Arts Festival Louisville, KY 2010
Peters Valley Annual Craft Fair 2009-2010
Under the Oaks Vero Beach FL 2010, 2012

Craft Producers Hildene VT, Stowe VT 2008-2009
Earrings an Exhibition at the Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth, DE 2009
Frederick Festival of the Arts - Fredericks, MD 2008-2009
Paradise City - Northampton, MA spring / fall 2009
Artrider Production Lyndhurst, NY 2008-2009

Associations/ Memberships

League of NH Craftsmen
Piedmont Craftsmen Inc.
American Craft Council

My work is available at the following retail locations:

Exeter Fine Crafts Exeter NH
League of NH Craftsmens Retail Gallerys in Concord, Littleton, Hanover & Nashua
Cassidy Gallery AT Jackson Village, Jackson Village, NH
Village Goldsmith Gallery Dover NH
Piedmont Craftsmens Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

Work Experience Prior to 1999

1999 - 2001 Stone setting for Market Square Jeweler's, Portsmouth, NH
1995 - 1999 Apprenticed with Master Clock Maker R. D. McLaughlin at Taylor River Clock Works, Stratham, NH
1989 1995 Commodity Manager for GE Electrical Distribution & Control, private labeled products.
1986 1989 Proposal Pricing Analysts for United Technologies Radar Systems Group
1979 1986 Scheduler / Business Manager for the engineering group that designed and built the fine guidance sensor for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Last update: Dec 9, 2013
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