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While Santa is Sleeping: Q1

While Santa Is Sleeping is a series that analyzes the domestic wholesale and retail Christmas industry. Since 1984, Vaillancourt Folk Art has hand-painted chalkware figurines in their Sutton, MA studios. This small, family business produces fine art quality products for their retail gallery in Sutton as well as custom designs to stores around the country.

Published Saturday, May 10th, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


Remembering: Bruce Hanes

This month we lost one of Vaillancourt’s Folk Art best friends, Dr. Bruce Hanes. In 1983 I purchased our first three chocolate mould from Bruce at a show in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Over the next 30 years over 90% of our moulds were purchased from Bruce his wife Lorry and then their children, Butch and Cherrie. Bruce Read More »

Published Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 in Press Releases.


Vault: 30th Anniversary Edition

In 2006, we moved our production studios from the farmhouse on Armsby Road into the Manchaug Mills. During this move, bins of old chalkware that Gary had been squirreling away were found. These pieces have been made available through the Vault Collection. In conjunction with the 30th Anniversary Celebration, we’ve released a lot of past Read More »

Published Monday, April 21st, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


New Byers/Vaillancourt Shopper Caroler

For a second year, Vaillancourt Folk Art and Byers’ Choice have teamed up to create the Shopping Caroler with Vaillancourt Chalkware originals.

Published Monday, April 14th, 2014 in Press Releases.


Lecture: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard

For Immediate Release Sutton, MA — On Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00pm, Vaillancourt Folk Art welcomes the Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at Old Sturbridge Village, Christie Jackson, in celebrating the life and furniture of Nathan Lombard who resided in Sutton in the early 1800s. Delightfully designed and intricately inlayed, the furniture of Nathan Lombard Read More »

Published Thursday, March 20th, 2014 in Press Releases.


Retail Gallery Back To Normal Hours

Starting March 1st, Vaillancourt Folk Art’s Retail Gallery will resume its normal business hours. Perfect timing for the release of the 2014 Irish Santa!

Published Thursday, February 27th, 2014 in Press Releases.


Friday Evening with Dale LePage

Worcester’s Dale LePage to perform at Vaillancourt Folk Art’s Collector’s Weekend’s Friday Evening opening in Blaxton Hall in their Sutton, MA studios.

Published Friday, February 14th, 2014 in Press Releases.


Jeannie Hebert: Chocolate from Moulds

Jeannie Hebert will join us for Collector’s Weekend to talk about the chocolate making process and its use of chocolate moulds.

Published Monday, February 10th, 2014 in Press Releases.
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