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Dickens with a twist at Mechanics Hall

Great-great-grandson set to recreate author’s 1868 reading at Mechanics Hall By Richard Duckett TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF (September 18, 2012) Read on Telegram & Gazette | Download PDF When Charles Dickens came to Worcester in 1842, he was already a literary star, but some of his greatest hits were still to come. “A Christmas Carol,” Read More »

Published Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 in News and Press.


Sen. Moore visits Sutton manufacturer in follow up to “National Small Business Week”

BOSTON – Although Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, and other legislators already observed “National Small Business Week” two weeks ago, from May 21st – 25th, the veteran lawmaker continues to highlight successful small businesses throughout the region. This week, Sen. Moore visited Vaillancourt Folk Art’s shop at the Manchaug Mills development in Sutton. “Massachusetts has Read More »

Published Monday, June 4th, 2012 in News and Press.


Top Tourist Attractions

Vaillancourt Folk Art has been listed in the top 20 according to Worcester Business Journal’s Top Tourist Attractions. The Sutton, MA studio is ranked number 15 with an annual attendance of 18,500 visitors in the 2010 year—most coming during the winter months for their annual Christmas and holiday shopping. Download PDF > Read Full Guide Read More »

Published Monday, April 2nd, 2012 in News and Press.


Molding Christmas memories

Holiday season a fine time to visit Vaillancourt Folk Art Studios, maker of distinctive chalkware figures By Chuck D’Imperio, Special to the Times Union For a Dickens of a Christmas this year, it’s hard to beat Vaillancourt Folk Art Studios in Sutton, Mass. Vaillancourt, an hour west of Boston, is a premier shopping destination for the Read More »

Published Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 in News and Press.


FOX Providence: MA store home to Christmas collectibles

By Courtney Caligiuri – SUTTON, Mass. (FOX Providence) – It always feels like Christmas at Vaillancourt Folk Art. The unique store is home to some of the best handmade figures. While visiting the store, step back in time by admiring the collections of years past, new pieces, and enjoy the decor of the holiday season. Read More »

Published Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 in News and Press.


Molding Tradition

Christmas collectors around the world have long prized artist Judi Vaillancourt’s hand-painted chalkware figurines made from rare antique chocolate molds. Now, fans of Old Sturbridge Village can enjoy a limited-edition collection created especially for the Village by Vaillancourt Folk Art (VFA). The OSV collection features two custom pieces: a Father Christmas carrying an OSV tin Read More »

Published Friday, November 25th, 2011 in News and Press.


Big Bunny: The Final Chapter

Since tracking the Big Bunny from its birth on February 9th, 2010, this three foot tall bunny is moving out of our studio into a new home. After taking a year of production—documented through several stages over the past year: here, here and here—the Big Bunny was finally completed in April 2011 and introduced at Read More »

Published Monday, September 19th, 2011 in Chalkware, News and Press.


Available at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus is now offering their 2011 selection of Vaillancourt Folk Art Chalkware and mouth-blown Polish glass ornaments in select stores around the nation, through their By Mail catalog and through their web site. Visit their website to find the Neiman Marcus near you and ask for the Vaillancourt Folk Art seasonal designer collection!  

Published Monday, August 29th, 2011 in News and Press.
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