Collaborations 

Throughout his career, Steven Hayden has gratefully
seized opportunities to work in collaboration with other
artists and craftspeople.  The experience of designing or
creating work with others has been extremely rewarding. 
Not only does the collaborative process result in
beautiful work, the collaboration itself keeps
Hayden inspired and challenged.

An example of just such a collaboration, at right, is a reception desk at the
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's new headquarters in Concord,
New Hampshire.  (The story of the League's new headquarters can be
heard on NHPR's Word of Mouth  radio program)

This reception desk project called "Hands at Work" was the
collaborative effort of five League-juried craftspeople.

 Steven's copper panels are framed by Seth Keidaisch's cherry and
walnut wood work and embellished by David Little's curving iron work. 

Above the desk, suspended from additional iron work by David Little, are
Jeffrey Cooper's intricately carved depictions of skilled hands at work.

Creating a soft luminescence are Peter Bloch's turned wood pendant lamp shades.

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's headquarters is open to the public. 
Visit to view changing exhibits as well as work created
and donated by many League members.


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Galleries of Collaborative Work:

Collaborations with Blacksmith David Little