Breakfast honors seven women of New Hampshire

Each year, New Hampshire Magazine selects a group of women who illustrate the power and imagination of a facet of New Hampshire life. This year, seven artisans were recognized as Remarkable Women of New Hampshire at a breakfast May 1 at the Bedford Village Inn.

“We’ve been featuring the Remarkable Women of New Hampshire in a variety of walks of life for more than a decade. We picked craft as the theme this year because of the important role that handicrafts have played in our state’s history as an economic, social and cultural force,” said Rick Broussard, editor of New Hampshire Magazine.

New Hampshire Magazine’s Remarkable Women include:

? Leah Woods (Portsmouth): Furniture maker/woodworker turned sculptor and UNH professor.

? Patricia Palson (Contoocook): Award-winning handweaver with 20 years of fashion experience.

? Shandra McLane (Bridgewater): Glassmaker and Plymouth State University adjunct faculty member.

? Kathleen Dustin (Contoocook): One of the world’s leading polymer clay artists. League of NH Craftsmen member.

? Lulu Fichter (Peterborough): Potter, League of NH Craftsmen member and Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery juried show winner.

? Paulette Werger (Lebanon): Metalwork artisan who makes practical tableware with organic and natural forms.

? Jennifer Kalled (Wolfeboro): Designer of nationally recognized jewelry and proprietor of The Kalled Gallery in Wolfeboro.