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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.


Favors 2011

During the Collector’s Weekend annual dinner (which is open to everyone) Judi will create favors for each person in attendance. This year, on her desk, she is working on some highly collectible chalkware ornaments that are hand foiled, painted, and will have the image of her Collector’s Weekend Colonial Santa in Green in the center. Read More »

Published Thursday, April 28th, 2011 in Chalkware, On The Artist's Desk.


Ice Blue Eyed Bunny

Recently inspired, Judi has taken some bunnies from previous years to revamp into a fresh new series for 2012.

Published Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 in Chalkware, On The Artist's Desk.
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