Yearly Archives: 2013

Holiday Sale

Our once a year sale is this weekend, here are photos from the gallery.
Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYYoung's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYYoung's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYYoung's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYOn the back wall above my paintings are a couple of the new silk scarves we are making…again.
Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYOn the right back wall is a “Stick Sculpture” from Annoel Krider, who’s work has been hanging in the gallery this year.
Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYHere are a couple of Sue’s Stone Teapots.  They are hollow stones she has made using pinch pot techniques.  Some she has let to look as stones, some turn into Teapots.
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Sue makes such wonderful tea pot sets.  The mugs on the right are a new design using a new technique.

Sue has worked very hard to get to this point.  The gallery is full of pottery and there’s a decent amount in reserve.  The sale takes 25% off what is already great priced pottery, so people know to come and get a great deal.  Sue’s wholesale side of the business has become very important, as gallery sales continue to slip due to this economy and lack of government solutions.

Montreal Botanical Gardens

Our family has been gong to the Botanical Gardens for over 20 years.  The family pass for the year is very reasonable and they always have seasonal shows, either in their giant greenhouses or outside in the park.  We’ve always enjoyed the spring shows, autumn shows, the Lantern show at the Chinese Gardens and the Halloween show and Holiday shows.

Here’s a link to a past eating art from Montreal’s Mosiaculture in the Autumn of 2003

Mosiaculture is a spectacular horticultural art form.  Some exhibits use armatures some don’t, they all use either flowers or shrubs.  They come in all different sizes as you can see from the photos.
m_1 This is the exhibit from Madagascar called “All in a Row”
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013 Here’s a close up to see the shrubbery involved, the nose is metal and the eyes are glass.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013“The Man who Planted Trees”, presented by City of Montreal
this is about 20 feet in height and was used in much of their advertising for this event.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013A section of “The Man who Planted Trees” had this shaggy dog made of some type of grass, and frolicking horses running through a field of wildflowers.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013This is from Shanghai China, “A True Story”, of a girl who went to save an injured swan and slipped into the pond and drowned.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013In addition to the flowers and shrubbery there were other sculptures made from wood,
moss and mud and antlers
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Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013from Thailand comes “Sunbath”.  I love this one because it incorporates the existing pond.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013“The Bird Tree”, by the City of Montreal.  A special elevated viewing stand was made for this.
m16It was also time for the annual lantern show in the Chinese Gardens, so Sue and I joined in the fun and frolic.
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Library Show

I’m having a show of new and interesting work at the Wells Library in Upper Jay.  Reception is July 12 and the show runs through the month of August.

Martha Spear gave me several sheets of paper she wouldn’t be using, sanded paper for pastel work. I bought a limited pastel kit and let the paper and pastels sit, taunting me, for about five years.

At the time I was curiously doodling bare branched and twisted trees in my sketchbooks and on scraps of paper, I would write a title and tack it on my wall where it would hang for years.

I then had a heart attack and should have been pleasantly asleep while they inserted a stent in me, but somehow I was awake to see and feel the miracle of blood flowing back into part of my heart, just like the trees I had been mindlessly, yet determinedly drawing.

One day while I was indulging my curiosity with these trees and obviously indulging in time, I took out the pastels, took a piece of Martha’s paper and wondered how the shadow from a tree would fall across an egg, and then the rest just happened.

 

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 A Tree Having Tea  A Beckoning Tree

 

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 In Another Adirondack Time  A Tree Reaches Out To Me, In My Cave

 

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 A Tree Enveloping The Moon  Indulging Time

 

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 Tree and Climber  Bather and Tree

 

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 Turtle Emerging With A Tree  Meditating Before The Great Expanse of Silence

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Tree and Shadow

Tile work

Sue had some tile work to do this spring.
tile_2This job is for a house number for a friend, Sue has it grouted into a frame.
Tile table by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY This was a repair job for our gallery deck.  This is about 24″ diameter and we were moving it around too much I guess and some of the tile fell off around the rim.  Sue super glued them back on and think that it will be even sturdier now.
Tile table by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYhis is a table for our daughter Corrine’s new apartment.  This is approx. 20″x24″ and Sue is waiting to put some legs on it.

Butter dishes, a new used piano

Last year Sue had an order for a butter dish and because it came from a long time customer and friend she made it.  She made three, because she never makes just one and the other two sold quickly, one had a cow on the cover as a handle.
Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYSue throws on the wheel then alters the forms, these are the sides to the bottom and top.

Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

From a slab of clay, Sue puts the bottom on the tray part and cuts out a shape for the top.

Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

  Sue shapes the top and attaches it from the top and from the inside.

Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

The butter dish is ready for a handle, either a standard or a cow.  The cow in the middle is sculpted from a solid piece of clay, the one of the right is created from a slab.
buttonsThese are buttons that Sue made for peyote bracelets that Sue is making,
pianoand here is a photo of the piano I mentioned in the last entry.