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We offer a welcoming, inclusive, and collaborative Arts Space where you can expand your Creative Explorations and Freely Take Risks to Embrace your Inner Artist.


Plourde Arts LLC began in the Summer of 2019. As a solo show, Allison Plourde offered lessons on the Potter's Wheel, renting a studio space in Holderness, NH. 

Fast forward through the Pandemic and you will now find Plourde Arts LLC resurrected in Durham, NH, in a home studio nestled in Alli's backyard. Not only is this studio used as a personal Creative space for Alli and her five children, it is the space which hosts many Open Studio Nights, and Arts Classes! This Summer will kick off the Plourde Arts Creative Summer Classes! Alli is very excited to offer these courses with her Artist-Friend, Heather Hernon. 

Heather and Allison met briefly as colleagues in Teaching Art. Though the teaching gig was short, Their connection as friends and artists was kindled and about to burn as their ideas sparked in their minds to offer Arts Education Opportunities to the surrounding communities! 



As Arts Educators within the Community, it is crucial for us to continue Creating Our Work.  As well, We strive to share our Process and  Teach our Skills and Techniques to budding Creators. 


Allison Plourde 

Allison Plourde has her BFA in Ceramic Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - The School of American Crafts. She also has a Master of Arts in Teaching + Learning Art + Design  (MAT) from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD.  Alli has been an Arts Educator for over 15 years - Teaching high school students at private schools such as, Holderness School, and Bancroft School. Currently Alli is teaching Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, and Digital Arts Classes at the Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire. 



Heather Hernon

Heather Hernon has her BFA in Fine Arts from Plymouth State University. Before teaching part time at Phillips Exeter Academy, Heather worked as a Graphic and Fashion designer in NYC for 20 years. Currently, Heather has an artist studio at the Button Factory in Portsmouth where she loves to draw, sew and paint. She loves sharing her passion for art with kids, helping them to explore their own artistic creativity.

You can see Heather's work at

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