FROM THE EARTH
July 26, 2014, (Saturday) 9 am - 5 pm
1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, NY and other nearby locations
From the Earth is an event that celebrates our connection to the land in meaningful, creative, informative, and sustainable ways. We hope to encourage local community-based endeavors that include agriculture, gardening, crafts made with natural materials, and appreciation of the natural beauty found in farm or forest. Be inspired and learn from how-to gardening talks, demonstrations on stone wall building, woodworking, timber framing, soap making, natural dyeing, and a hands on clay bowl making workshop. Tour an organic dairy farm, join a guided bird walk, and enjoy a rewarding and memorable day! Kids activities included. Each location (except for Foster Lake) will be open all day and have several presentations.
A. Betsy Brooks, Foster Lake, Lake Road, “Early” bird walk at 8:00 am (not open all day)
B. New Country Flowers, 2179 Baker Road, Andover, open all day - greenhouse, butterfly garden, free plants while supplies last
C. Mary Lu Wells, 4981 McAndrews Road, Alfred, open all day - vegetable and flower gardens
9:30 - 10:15 “Garden Know-How” talk by Mary Lu Wells
D. Linda Huey and David Dronsick, 1530 Randolph Road, Alfred, open all day - gardens and pottery display in sugar shed
10:30 - 11:15 “How to Pollinate a Flower” pollination talk by Cheryld Emmons
11:30 - 12:15 “Make your own Fossil Bowl”, free clay workshop with Linda Huey
2:00 - 5:00 “Wheel Throwing Demonstration”, by Tara Snyder
E. Sunny Cove Farm, 1444 Randolph Road, Alfred, open all day - organic dairy farm, kid’s activities
12:30 - 1:15 “How to Improve Clay Soil” talk by Sasha Khodorkovskaya
1:30 - 2:15 “Soap Making Demonstration” by Meghan Snyder
2:45 - 3:30 “Hard Wheat Bread Making Demonstration” by Dotty Snyder
F. MacCrea Family Farm, 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred, open all day - gardens, dye making demonstrations by Debbie MacCrea and Carol Wood, woodworking demonstrations by Sean Hyland, Luke Voytas, and Alec MacCrea, “Goat Milking and Cheese Making” demonstration by Kim MacCrea
G. The Rogue Carrot, 14 1/2 West University St., Alfred, open all day - natural food grocery for a bite to eat
H. Quest Farm, 7142 St. Rt.21, Almond, Reynolds Family, open all day - organic produce, gardens
11:00 - 11:45 “Compost Basics” talk by Quentin Castle
4:00 - 4:45 “How to Build a Stone Wall” with Scotty MacCrea
Flyers with map can be obtained before the event at:
Tinkertown Hardware, 833 State Rt.244, Alfred Station, NY
Quest Farm, 7142 Rt.21, Almond, NY
New Country Flowers, 2179 Baker Road, Andover, NY
607-587-9282, Snyder Farm
607-587-9877 or 607-590-8103
Other Upcoming Shows and Events for Linda Huey
Recent Shows and Events
DARK GARDEN, an installation of my newest ceramic sculpture
February 2 - May 19, 2013
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
My concern for the natural environment influences my sculpture, where I explore various aspects of the problem "man versus nature" as well as fragility, vulnerability, and life versus decay. I use plant forms, seed pods, leaves, and flowers as a source for imagery. Many of the sculptures also incorporate into the clay textures of trash. I consider littering to be the "canary in the coal mine," portraying attitudes toward pollution. Often actual rusted rebar metal becomes a part of my sculptural plants’ structure. The rebar also facilitates building clay forms that can rise higher into space in a way unusual for traditional heavy clay sculpture. I like to test the borders of response from the viewer and what they want to see: desirable versus undesirable in a way that parallels our acceptance or denial of environmental issues.
A NATURAL PATH OF IDEAS
August 9 and 10 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm each day), $195 members, $235 non-members
South Shore Art Center, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA
This workshop will be about idea development in clay. It will start with a discussion and PowerPoint presentation illustrating how several ideas or approaches can consolidate into a personally meaningful pathway toward form and content. I will then demonstrate how I hand-build my work using various methods applicable for making sculpture as well as pottery. These include use of slabs, press molds, sprigging, and various support forms. I will bring a collection of natural objects such as leaves, seed pods, preserved flowers, and fossils to use as inspiration for forms. Participants can then either make their own individualized pieces, or alternatively, help make clay nature studies that I will then combine to demonstrate construction of a sculpture. Numerous options for glazing will also be discussed. All levels welcome.
My teaching philosophy involves helping people feel inspired and connected to their creative imaginations. I encourage them in a non-judgmental way, try to expose them to as many influences as possible, help them with specific techniques that apply to their ideas, and emphasize that mistakes can be very productive.
I teach occasional one or two day workshops from my Boston studio. Each has a different theme or project. I also teach workshops outside my studio at various places such as art centers, clay studios, or schools. These usually are more related to my personal work, with discussion of how I follow a path of ideas, how my personal philosophy and motivations have evolved over many years of working in clay, demonstrations of techniques I use in my own work, and a PowerPoint presentation showing work by other artists who approach the subject of nature in a different way than I do.
Please contact me if you are interested in taking a workshop, or if you have a venue where I could present a workshop.