Bostree is where I feature pottery, jewelry, photography and sculpture made by me, my son Andy, my husband Ray and a few wonderful craftspeople that I have the pleasure to know and the honor to call friends.
In my gallery, I present artist-made fine handcrafts: artistic objects made with love, care, creativity and integrity to please the eye, enhance the home and nurture the spirit. Made by the artist’s hands, used by yours, a connection is made and the world gets a little brighter!
Bostree is located one hour from Manhattan in the artisan’s community of Sugar Loaf, NY, on the western edge of the Hudson Valley. It is only six miles from the quintessential American town of Warwick, NY. Warwick is home to the big and bustling Apple Fest, serene and contemplative Pacem in Terris, and numerous orchards, wineries, restaurants, family farms and farmers’ markets. Other local landmarks include the megalithic outlet center, Woodbury Commons, a fifteen minute ride away… historic West Point, a thirty minute scenic drive… and the home of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, The Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, a one hour ride north-west into the Catskills.
A little bit more about Bostree…
My husband, Ray, and I opened Bostree a million years ago in 1982 in the rustic, repurposed chicken coops of Scott’s Meadow in Sugar Loaf, NY. We sold Ray’s pottery and my jewelry and our potter-son wasn’t even born yet! Over the years things have gone through a few incarnations. Bostree has become me, Terry B, and Ray, while he still keeps his hands deep in clay, now devotes himself to a heavy schedule of inspirational speaking and retreat engagements. He has been bringing his unique blend of creativity and spirituality to the tristate region and beyond for a number of years now.
My son Andy has become the main supplier of pottery for my gallery. He got his start in clay, before he turned two, playing with his dad’s potter’s wheel. While growing up, creating with clay became second nature to him. After high school, he attended the Rochester Institute of Technology for Ceramics where he realized his passion for clay. He is now dedicated to making artistic objects which function in daily life. He wants to make art which he can hold, touch, use and enjoy with friends. Clay’s versatility entices Andy with possibilities and calls him to be a ceramic artist! I am thrilled to have his pieces in my gallery and to be able to present them to you in person and online!
In 2015 Andy expanded solidly into the precise and exacting process of crystalline glazes and has been excelling at it ever since! He has also become quite the videographer documenting his process along the way!
I graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BS in Art Education. Over the years I have worn and continue to wear a many different hats. My artistic history includes creating fabricated jewelry and containers of silver and brass, colored porcelain and raku jewelry, hand built pottery forms, carved clay and origami.
These days I find myself juggling photography and other creative pursuits with maintaining the gallery and website, helping my husband and sometimes friends in their studios, tending to family responsibilities… while my garden and furry friends vie for my attention!
Wishing you many blessings,