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Moving the Bostree Gallery…

Future location Bostree Gallery
In the next few months I will be moving the gallery back to 56 Wood Road in Sugar Loaf, NY to reunite it with our home and studio. From 1999 until now, the gallery has been located separately on Kings Highway. Ray and I opened Bostree in Sugar Loaf in 1982. From 1984 to 1999 visiting the gallery at our home and studio on Wood Road offered a peek into an artist’s world. I am looking forward to creating this kind of presentation again, reconnecting with my creative roots, simplifying my life… and tending that overgrown garden once again.  ~Terry Boswell

PS… and we’re having a “moving soon” SALE!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Porcelain mug doubling as a beer stein. Wheel thrown with a pulled handle by Andy Boswell. Celedon and black glaze. Andy Boswell’s mugs are not only good for a hot cup of tea, coffee or cocoa…. they’re pretty great for a cold ale to toast a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day as well!

… or how about a green smoothie in one of Andy’s mugs?Green smoothie in a celedon green mug made on the potter's wheel by Andy BoswellI made this extra green smoothie as follows…

Throw all of the following into a blender, just make sure everything is cut into blender friendly sized pieces, and blend until smooth.

1 cucumber (about 1 – 1 1/2 cups)
3 kale leaves (about 1/2 cup)
1 apple
1 – 2 tsp. raw honey
1 tbl. chlorophyll (optional for extra nutrition and extra green!)
a handful of ice

Count your blessings, not your woes. ~ Irish Proverb

Have a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
~ Terry

Handmade Bowl for Homemade Soup

Warm up these late-winter days with a satisfying chicken soup beautifully presented in an eye catching handcrafted bowl made by my son Andrew Boswell! (Chicken soup made by me!)

Porcelain soup bowl by Andrew Boswell glazed celedon and black.

This is one of my son’s fantastic soup bowls filled with the chicken soup I made last night. The bowl is high fired grolleg porcelain glazed with Andrew’s celedon and black glaze. You may not be able to duplicate the bowl yourself, but perhaps the soup. If you would like to give it a try… I made it approximately as follows. I say approximately because I don’t always measure when I cook! 🙂

The soup  ingredients include (approximately)…
6 chicken legs
6 chicken thighs
The following vegetables cut into bite size pieces…
4 – 5 sweet onions
8 – 12 carrots
8 – 10 potatoes
3 – 4 tbls. Better Than Bouillion Organic Chicken Base
2 tbls. dulse flakes
2 tbls. parsley
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. tumeric
2 tbls. olive oil
salt and pepper

I boiled the chicken in water until the meat began to come off the bone and then set it aside to cool. Once cooled, I skimmed off the fat, picked the meat from the bones and set the meat aside. I returned the skimmed broth to an 8 quart pot, added the onions, added water and turned the burner to a medium flame.  Then I cut the carrots and added them. Next, I cut and added the potatoes and the Better Than Bouillion. I made sure I had more than enough water to cover everything but not quite filling the pot.  I added the meat back in when the potatoes were just about cooked, and a bit of salt and pepper. Once the potatoes were cooked, I added the olive oil and it was ready to serve!

That’s my “approximate” soup recipe. Tweak it as needed! You’ll have to visit the gallery or send me an email to purchase one of Andy’s gorgeous bowls.:-)

Blessings!
Terry Boswell
[email protected]

Porcelain lidded vessel Andrew_Boswell

Handmade on the potter’s wheel. Groleg porcelain lidded vessel by Andrew Boswell. Available at the Bostree Gallery or if you would like it shipped, contact Terry – [email protected]

Spring Special Event at the Bostree Gallery

Wheel thrown grolleg porcelain illustrated vase by Andrew BoswellBy Andrew Boswell. Wheel thrown grolleg porcelain lidded vessel.By Andrew Boswell. Wheel thrown, hand painted, grolleg porcelain teapot and cup and saucer.By Andrew Boswell. Wheel thrown, hand painted, grolleg porcelain lidded vassel.Inspired by Spring ~

New Work by Andrew Boswell

Saturday, May 5th, 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Sunday, May 6th, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Artist’s reception

Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

refreshments served

I wish you all a happy spring and invite you to venture out in this warmer weather to see Andrew’s newest porcelain ceramic pieces! There is a strong possibility that you will find that perfect unique wedding or shower gift in this body of new work.

Andrew has been busy at the wheel and has produced some beautiful and functional bowls, vases and jars which he will be premièring on May 5th and 6th. The pieces vary in size and price and many have surfaces enhanced with hand painted floral theme illustrations. Showcased also will be a selection of Andrew’s teapots which always make an impressive gift.

Join us for refreshments at the Saturday evening artist’s reception or stop by any other time over the weekend to peruse the new work. Andrew will be there to meet and greet you to discuss his newest creations and special orders.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Blessings,

Terry Boswell

Crystalline Glaze Jar

Crystaline glaze jar by Andrew Boswell and Phil Hamling

Crystaline glaze, grolleg porcelain jar, about 14" tall, by Andrew Boswell and Phil Hamling $480-

This exquisite grolleg porcelain piece is a combination of pottery, chemistry and geology. It was thrown on the potter’s wheel by Andrew Boswell. The glazing process was a collaborative effort between Andrew and Phil Hamling using Phil’s technically intricate crystalline glaze methods. Andrew’s fluid form is the perfect canvas for Phil’s ceramic engineering expertise. When this process is done precisely correct, crystals grow in the glaze surface during the firing of the pot. The patterns formed look very similar to the crystal patterns of frost on a window pane.

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in purchasing this piece please email a note and  your phone number to [email protected] and I will give you a call back. (The online catalog and shopping cart are still down. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.)

~Terry

 

Santa, Horse & Carriage Rides, Carolers, Cookies and a Christmas Tree Lighting in Sugar Loaf, NY!

Visit Sugar Loaf on Saturday, December 10th for a lovely family holiday event. Santa will be here in the village from noon until 5:00pm and there will be horse and carriage rides throughout the  afternoon! There will also be refreshments and carolers. A tree lighting ceremony  will take place at 4:30pm.

To read more about this event visit these links…

http://www.sugarloafnewyork.com/fun/events/

http://www.sugarloafnewyork.com/fun/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ThePoleNews.pdf

We will also be serving cookies and cider for your holiday pleasure at the Bostree Gallery during this event.

Wishing you and yours a most blessed holiday season!

From all of us at the Bostree Studio and Gallery…
Terry, Ray, Andy, Connie, Sharon, Gia & JoAnn