In response to the many, many, MANY requests, I will hold my


After nearly two decades, I have left my large studio and am now relocated back at home.

The best way to reach me is by email:

Alternately, the current phone number to use is

      A decision has been made. There will be NO Open House Sale this December 2020.  I waffled as long as possible, but the COVID situation creates too much risk for everyone.  Despite my moaning and groaning about how much work it is to set up the house, I am disappointed that the event must be cancelled.

       If you want to order anything you've seen in the past, big or small, call me at the studio. I still ship every day. I can also accommodate some studio visits (masked, of course) if you'd like to arrange a time.  (Know in advance the studio is anything but glamorous!!!)

       Because of the cancellation of my holiday Open House - and all other craft shows I normally participate in - I am posting here a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces available for purchase.  My usual photographer is under quarantine, so please forgive the glare and imperfections from my amateur attempts!

Border verse from Emily Dickinson
17 1/2"x 22 1/2"

Verse from Mary Oliver
18 1/4 x 20 1/2"

17 1/2" x 20"
Antique frame

Reproduction of an early 19th century papercut
15 1/2" x 18"

Noah's Ark
20 1/2" x 20 1/2"

Psalm 104, 27-28
12 1/4" x 17 1/2"

Rural Scenes
Antique frame and antique glass
12 x 13 1/2"

Forest Scene
Verse from Whitman
12 1/2" square

Noah's Ark 2
12 1/2" square

11 x 13 1/2"
Antique frame

20 1/2" x 20 1/2"

My tinsmith, Walt Fleming, can be contacted directly for purchase of wares at (518) 877-8038. Here are some photos of his work:


Chandra, Our superb maker of peg dolls, is taking the year off to luxuriate in the joys of her brand new baby, Milo.

        At this writing, the ONLY craft sale event I will be attending is

Sunday, December 6, 2020 12pm - 3pm
in the Red Chapel at the
Christian Community Church
10 Green River Lane
Hillsdale, New York 12529


As is happening everywhere, all events for 2020 have covid-question marks.  I have listed the shows I am committed to (in "Events") with the proviso that they might be canceled at any time.  Please verify with the show's website/organizers before venturing out.

Given that work has virtually ground to a halt the past few months, I am considering extending my Christmas Open House for one more year.  I know, I know - I wanted to wrap things up with last year's sale, ending on a round number: year thirty!  We will have to see what the health of the world will permit in December.  And when I have a clearer idea, I will post an update here.

Here are some photos from last year:

Guest artist Walter Fleming demonstrating tinsmithing

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Believe it or not, this gal from the early 19th century has stuck her toe into the waters of the modern world. See postings of new work on Instagram:




Sunday, January 26, 2020
3:00 PM
Double Book Launch
Hawthorne Valley School Hall (HVS)
330 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075


Three books from Chronicle will be among the 200 on display when Pope Francis visits Bologna for the International Children's Book Fair.  My Brother Son, Sister Moon, the reimagining of the Canticle of the Creatures of Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the three chosen.
The 200 titles will be featured in a catalogue featuring the Pope's words, essays, pictures, and the bibliography.
I will be demonstrating my craft at the
Mazza Museum of International Art
from Picture Books
where four of my illustrations from "Giving Thanks"
now reside in their collection
in April 2019 (date TBA)
1000 North Main Street
Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavililion
Findlay, Ohio   45840
(419) 434-5521
My newest picturebook
"Under the Silver Moon"
(Chronicle Books)
a collection of traditional lullabies,
was released in July 2017.

2015 marked the launch of my Christmas Ornaments, produced by Chronicle books.

Take a peek at this blog and you will see well as a corner of my studio!


To celebrate Valentine's Day and the opening of the new exhibit "Mystery and Benevolence", I will be on hand at The American Folk Art Museum, February 11, 2016.
From 3:00pm - 5:00pm, we'll have a demo and booksigning.

And from 6:00pm - 8:30pm there will be a papercutting class.

Please click here to register.



Pamela Dalton
322 Route 21C
Ghent, New York 12075
Telephone: (518) 672-4841

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