Monthly Archives: June 2015

EatingArt

Welcome to the new Word Press blog of EatingArt.

Twenty years of EatingArt morphed about five times to get to this point.  I haven’t made a real entry since June 20th because that is when my Frontpage software wouldn’t upload to the web any longer.

I knew it was going to happen someday.  Microsoft created the Frontpage web building software that I loved but then ditched it and stopped supporting it.  So the server company that I rent space on told me that I couldn’t upload anymore because there were security concerns, for Microsoft no longer upgraded the extensions that are needed to run the software safely.

So that brings me to this point.

I still needed to have a website for our business and the few clients I’m still working with, so I was reading where Word Press was used on 50% of all websites.  It’s free, it gets continually upgraded, what could go wrong?

It’s a different way of constructing websites than what I was use to.  I’m finding I’m adding a lot of html coding along the way to get the results I want, but it’s doable and I am getting familiar with the program enough that I’m now able to reconstruct our business and personal websites.

So this entry will come after the June 20th entry, I’ll date it July 1 even though it’s October 12th and four months have passed.  But soooo much has happened in four months that I want to go back in time and bring this blog up to the present.

Our daughter Emily had a baby boy, Zane, so we are grandparents and Sue completed a spectacular mural in Plattsburgh.  I will document all this in the blog as soon as possible.

Raku by Terry

Over the winter I worked on some pottery and now I’m firing my pieces.

Raku pottery by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Raku pottery by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

The vase on the left has a crackle white glaze on the bottom and my cherry tomato glaze on the top with some great colors coming through.  I altered the neck and top of this pot.  I also made quite a few boxes that will be in the gallery this summer.  Again, great colors on my first firing of the year.  The small box on the right will have a piece of birch bark glued to the blacken center, I’m hoping it works.

Steaming Silks

In the archives here  I show a better example of how this done, we’ve made minor changes over the years, but essentially we steam the silks we design like this.

Steaming Silk at Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Steaming Silk at Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

I usually roll up 8 silk scarves at a time, in a line, on a roll of newsprint.  After they’ve been rolled up they are wrapped in heavier butcher paper, with lines of holes to allow the steam to come through and into the roll of silk.

 

Steaming Silk at Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Steaming Silk at Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

The roll of silk is pierced at the top with a coat hanger.  Then the hanger is bent in such a way that it fits snugly into the top of an old stove pipe.  The pipe is positioned into a large pot with a couple of inches of water, care is taken to make sure not too much steam escapes and then I let it steam for 1 1/2 hours.