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Bergdorf Goodman’s One Of A Kind

For the 2014 holiday season, Bergdorf Goodman will feel a lot more festive by continuing the tradition of Vaillancourt Chalkware. In addition to various custom designs, the center piece to their collection is a one of a kind that Judi Vaillancourt painstakingly silver leafed and painted with stunning results. The pattern on the coat is Read More »

Published Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 in On The Artist's Desk.

Teaser: Nantucket Lightship Santa

Enjoy the Nantucket Summer Series? You don’t have to wait long until we release the 2014 piece, Nantucket Lightship Santa, at the Event Under The Tent. Enjoy the summer to the fullest and join us at Bartlett’s Farm this summer for your chance for a premier number of this years piece. Nantucket Lightship Santa Any sailor will Read More »

Published Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 in On The Artist's Desk.

The Great Safari

Each year at the Collector’s Weekend dinner one person is chosen at random to design their very own Chalkware piece. Working with Judi, they select a mould to use and begin the task of determining how they want this Santa to look! Although the piece can’t be carved, there have been many creative and unique Read More »

Published Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 in Chalkware, On The Artist's Desk.

Colonial Chocolatier Bunny

When asked by Colonial Williamsburg in December 2011 to design a piece that represents the famous Chocolate shop at Colonial Williamsburg, Judi knew exactly where to turn. The scholastic School Master bunny had a shape and general outfit that would fit the part of a chocolatier well. Knowing that the piece was not a perfect Read More »

Published Thursday, December 1st, 2011 in Chalkware, On The Artist's Desk.

Halloween One of a Kinds

In preparation for Ghoultide Gathering in Michigan this October, Judi has been busy expanding her one of a kind Halloween pieces. On her desk today is a new piece of a modified Father Christmas holding a pumpkin. In the background you can see a witch being worked on and behind her some postcards that have Read More »

Published Thursday, September 1st, 2011 in Chalkware, On The Artist's Desk.

Old Sturbridge Village Prototypes

Beginning the 2011 partnership between Vaillancourt Folk Art and Old Sturbridge Village, Judi Vaillancourt has been busy after multiple meetings with the Village. When Judi develops a custom piece for any client, she takes careful notes in understanding what symbolism will best evoke the emotional connection to the organization she is designing for; the same Read More »

Published Monday, June 13th, 2011 in Chalkware, On The Artist's Desk.

New Designs in Progress

This May, Judi has started working on some new designs for some custom accounts. Whether for retail stores or museums, some new patterns and color pallets are going to introduce some great new pieces.

Published Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 in Chalkware, On The Artist's Desk.

Take a Peek Into Texas

Each year, since 2003, Peek in the Attic in Dallas, Texas has worked with Judi Vaillancourt in designing a piece that belongs to the heart of Texas, the Texas Santa. This year, as Peek in the Attic celebrates their 30th year in business their Texas Santa will reflect that. In homage to the first design, Read More »

Published Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 in Chalkware, On The Artist's Desk.
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