Hands at Work

Reception desk at the headquarters of the League of NH Craftsmen

The whole reception desk project was a collaboration of five artists, Cooper’s part being the panels attached to the metal structure of the canopy. The League of NH Craftsmen is, of course, all about handcraft. The ten panels focus on the hands of League members as they work their trades, from photos they sent me, enlarged many times. Ironwork, basket weaving, glass blowing, pottery and more. Two, he admits, are his own hands – the dovetailing and carving panels.

The wood used is walnut.