What has Sue been up to?

Sculpture by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Sculpture by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Sculpture by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Sue has been doing more hand building

Udu  by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Sculpture by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

 

For a couple of years Sue has been perfecting her musical instruments.
Above is the udu, Nigerian clay drum that has a very unique sound (I hope for the next issue of Eating Art I will have some recordings of her instruments).  These drums are pit-fired with ferns.

Clay Instrument Sculpture by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

The xylephone really sounds great.  Sue makes twice as many clay bars and
then samples each sound and try’s to make a complete scale.

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Thistle Pots and a new leaf design.

Sue is working out a design for a new mural project for the Keene Valley School. 

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She’s working with the Art Teacher Cheryl Phillips and the students will be making the bulk of the tiles.  Sue uses our paste paper to cut out forms for the design.

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The paste paper has a texture to it so at this stage of the design it helps to remember that it will all be tile.