Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tile Mandala Mural in Plattsburgh

Sue has finished the workshops that community members can make tiles for the Mandela at.  The next three workshops will be for glazing the thousand or so tiles

Tile Mandala Mural Project, Plattsburgh NY, by Sue Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Tile Mandala Mural Project, Plattsburgh NY, by Sue Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Tiles making workshops were held in schools, the hospital, the cultural arts center and different businesses in Plattsburgh opened their spaces so Sue could set up her tables for tile making.

Tile Mandala Mural Project, Plattsburgh NY, by Sue Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY  

On the left Sue is pressing clay into one of the molds she has made for this project.  This mold is a peacock feather design, familiar in Tibetian culture.

On the right Sue is at the Cultural Arts Center in Plattsburgh, in the Clay Studio, loading a kiln full of tiles.

Tile Mandala Mural Project, Plattsburgh NY, by Sue Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY
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The peacock design after it’s been bisque fired and beginning of glazing and on the right the finished tile.

Tile Mandala Mural Project, Plattsburgh NY, by Sue Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Tile Mandala Mural Project, Plattsburgh NY, by Sue Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY
 On the left are some of the many tiles made at a workshop.  Above are test glazes for this project.
Tile Mandala Mural Project, Plattsburgh NY, by Sue Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Tile Mandala Mural Project, Plattsburgh NY, by Sue Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

The Mandela design that Sue made on paper and on the right she is beginning to lay out tiles in actual size.

The mural is progressing on schedule.  Sometime in September it will be installed in downtown Plattsburgh, and will be approximately 12 feet in diameter.

Also coming this September will be a baby boy to our daughter Emily, making Sue and I grandparents.  Of course everyone is thrilled.

I’ve been busy doing renovation work.  Every year as every homeowner knows there is work to be done to buildings and grounds.  We mostly do our own, except for circuit breakers, roof work and anything dangerous.  We’ve been talking some annoying trees and making the property easier to maintain.

In between doing that I’ve been working on creating silk scarves for the gallery and I am very pleased with that work.

Adirondack Painting by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY  Here’s a fake painting photo we took for a Craft Trail map we are advertising in.  We could have three photos and we thought one action shot like this would be good.The painting I took off our gallery wall, it is of Marcy Dam in the high peaks, but we set up the easel at a parking area with Jay mountain behind us.

It’ll work though.