Vaillancourt Folk Art: How a Sutton family’s Christmas hobby became a thriving ‘magical business’

ByAviva Luttrell for masslive.com

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Judi Vaillancourt always loved Christmas, so when her husband bought her three antique holiday chocolate molds for her birthday in 1984, the Sutton-based artist was quick to begin experimenting with them.

“She brought them home and said, ‘They’re boring,'” her husband, Gary, recalled. “Then she started to pour them and discovered there was a lot of detail on the inside.”…

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