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David Lamb named New Hampshire’s artist laureate

David Lamb, a furniture maker from Canterbury, N.H., was named Artist Laureate of New Hampshire. Lamb was nominated for the honorary position by Gov. John Lynch and confirmed by executive council.

Lamb is a founding member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association and the group's current chair. A native of New Hampshire, he was raised in Canterbury Shaker Village and apprenticed with the master European cabinetmaker Alejandro de la Cruz. Following this traditional training, Lamb enrolled in Boston University's Program in Artisanry where he studied under Jere Osgood and Alphonse Matia.

"I am looking forward to speaking to the public about the state of the arts in New Hampshire and specifically the work being done in the studio furniture scene," says Lamb. "New Hampshire is blessed with an unusually high number of fine artists and craftsmen and, as a result, people from all over view the state as a resource for exceptional work. This is an incredible advantage for New Hampshire and my goal as the state's artist laureate for the next two years is to highlight this fact."

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