Bostree Holiday Hours & Winter Move to Wood Road, Sugar Loaf, NY

For the holidays the Bostree gallery will be open the following hours and by appointment…

12/20/13, Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
12/21/13, Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
12/23/13, Sunday, 12:00am – 5:00pm
12/24/13, Tuesday, 11:00am – 3:30pm
12/27/13, Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
12/28/13, Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
12/29/13, Sunday, 12:00am – 5:00pm

After the 29th, the Bostree gallery will be closed for several weeks while I move it back to its pre 1999 location on Wood Road, Sugar Loaf, NY. This will reunite the gallery with our studio and home, and simplify my life!. :-)
I’m looking forward to the move and to seeing you at our new / old location in the spring!

Happy Holidays!
~Terry   [email protected]

Image by Terry Boswell "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."I took this photo a few years ago. If you take notice you will see that it’s decorated with hearts. We had  bought a cut-fresh-that-day tree on Christmas Eve. It was still fresh after New Years and I just couldn’t bring myself to take it down. When it got close to Valentine’s Day, I stripped off the Christmas ornaments, cut hearts from paper and decorated the tree with those. It became my Valentine’s tree :-) I edited the photo last year and added the quote. I am captivated by the quote because it seems to me that each year the spirit of Christmas survives and transcends commercialism, overflows religious confines, and spills out amongst all. Everyone can get on board with love and goodwill no matter their religious or non-religious proclivities. Wishing you all peace and joy this holiday season! ~Terry

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!

Spring Sale!

Spring Sale

 We’re having a spring sale, but just until the next full moon!

Shop at the Bostree Gallery between now and Sunday, June 23rd and you’ll find a large assortment of handcrafted treasures at 10% – 40% off.

Mention this post to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more.

Happy spring!
Terry

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

Blessing Cup Pottery Retreat Kiln Demo

As many of you know, Ray spends most of his time guest speaking as a retreat facilitator these days, taking himself and his wheel out on the road, blending spirituality and creativity. One type of retreat that Ray does is a blessing cup retreat for kids preparing to make their First Communion and their parents. Each child participating at the retreat draws a design on a bisqued chalice or blessing cup. This video shows what happens to all those chalices after the kids at the blessing cup retreats draw on them.

Many thanks to Laura Smith for putting this video together! 🙂

For more info about Ray’s retreats visit www.potteryretreat.com

~Terry Boswell

 

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
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Serving up hot cider and cookies!

Join us for some holiday cheer!

On Saturday, December 8th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm we will be serving complementary hot cider and cookies at the Bostree Gallery to warm and sweeten your day of holiday shopping!

Also on the 8th, Santa will be visiting our little hamlet, and there will be carolers and a tree lighting to enjoy. Visit www.sugarloafnewyork.com/fun/2012/11/santa-coming-town for more info on Santa and the day’s doings in Sugar Loaf!

Happy Holidays!