Andy boswell

New offerings…

For one reason or another Andy has been saving these pieces in his studio for a while. Recently he made the decision to make them available at the gallery. He piled them all on ware boards and carried them from the studio, across the lawn, to the gallery. They were covered with a film of clay dust from being on the shelves in the studio.

Here are the undusted gems…

As I clean them off  and put the pots on display, I’ll post more photos.
~Terry

 

Fall in Sugar Loaf, NY

We’ve had a beautiful resplendent fall Here in Sugar Loaf, NY! Many of the leaves have dropped, but some are still up and colorful, and a few are still green.

Here are a few photos I took at the edge of town last week…

Sugar Loaf, NY. View down the tracks

Looking north from Sugar Loaf along the railroad tracks.

Bostree Studio, Sugar Loaf, NY

Looking back in the opposite direction at the Bostree Studio from the railroad tracks.

Sugar Loaf, NY

The view of the field I was meandering through.

Looking east. Sugar Loaf, NY

Looking east (yes, east) as the sun set. It was time to go home.

With all the rain we’ve been having, I’m not sure how long the splendor will last, so visit us soon to catch the last hurrah of fall and start some early holiday shopping!

Teapot by Andrew Boswell

Porcelain teapot by Andy Boswell. Ohata glaze.

Blessings,
Terry

… And as a P.S., some news from our small hamlet… In its 45th year, the Sugar Loaf Annual Fall Festival, with 80 vendors exhibiting in addition to our resident shops, eateries, and theater, attracted 15,000 visitors! Read the story here.

The Bostree Gallery Reopening June 21, 2014

I’ll be reopening the Bostree Gallery at 56 Wood Road, Sugar Loaf, NY on Saturday, June 21st. For those of you who remember, the gallery was located here from 1984 -1999. Here’s how the new space is looking so far…

IMG_4021 Bostree Terry Andy Boswell 2
IMG_4022 Andy Boswell cobalt pottery Bostree 2

I’ll be having a big sale on items that are in stock to make room for new and upcoming work. This would be a good time to invest in dinnerware or to start early, early Christmas shopping!
IMG_4025 Andy Boswell Celedon 2
IMG_4030 Bostree jewelry 2

There’s still more to do, especially out in the garden where I’ll have outdoor displays.
IMG_4041 Bostree door 2
IMG_4029 Andy Boswell graphic pottery 2
IMG_4027Andy Terry Boswell Crystal glaze 2
I look forward to seeing you at our new (old) location soon!

Blessings,
Terry Boswell

On this snowy Wednesday at Bostree in Sugar Loaf, NY

On this cold Wednesday of ice and snow in Sugar Loaf, NY, I took these photos and made a big pot of vegetable, venison stew. Perfect in one of Andy’s porcelain bowls!

Bowl by Andrew Boswell.

… While Ray and his Husqvarna cleared the parking area of the Bostree studio, even though Andy’s pottery classes are cancelled for the evening.

Ray Husqvarna IMG_2643 2

… And the gallery, no longer located on Kings Highway, awaits it’s reopening on Wood Road, tucked-in snugly for for the winter.

Bostree Sugar Loaf, NY

… The finches fluttered and feasted, unperturbed by the weather.
The feeder is almost empty, but dependable me will refill it!

finches in the snow

Wishing you warmth!
~Terry Boswell

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
bostree@gmail.com