Valentine's reception at Tamworth Artisans, Sunday, February 13

Melt those winter blues away this weekend with a red hot gift for your loved ones from Tamworth Artisans in Chocorua. This Sunday, February 13, from 12-2, come to the Tamworth Artisans showroom at Chocorua Village Pottery, on Rt. 113 across from Runnells Hall, for a Valentine's Day reception. Feast on cookies, brownies, chocolate, lemon squares, chips and dip, chocolate, carrot cake, punch, and more chocolate, while choosing presents for the loves of your life from among the many beautiful locally handmade items offered for sale.

Potter Myles Grinstead has been throwing love mugs; glass artists Peter Van der Laan and Mary Beth Bliss have been creating blissful glass items; fabric artist Becky VerPlanck has sewn up some always useful and environmentally conscious heart totes; and sliversmith Alan Phenix is offering new Valentine's Day jewelry. Visit the Tamworth Artisans showroom for a truly different kind of shopping experience. All work is locally made by Tamworth artists and craftsmen. Tamworth Artisans has recently added a woodworker to its membership. Do you need a beautiful new cutting board? You can also find paintings, cards, glass, pottery, fabrics, silver and glass jewelry, wreaths, carved stone, photography, silk scarves and painted furniture—a wide variety of handmade items to warm the hearts of the ones you love.

If you're not able to come to the reception, stop by another time. February hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Call 323-7182 for more information. Tamworth Artisans is the visual arts arm of the Arts Council of Tamworth.