Monday, May 12, 2014

Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival

Sunday, May 4th 2014

                                                 Beverly, Grayson and I checked in to the Chestnut Hill Hotel Saturday afternoon, May 3rd in time to toss a little stuffed football for an hour or so before our 6 o’clock reservation at Iron Hill Brewery.  There we met our frequent Igneous Rock Gallery show accomplice, my cousin Jim Turner.  Lights out came early, and Grayson (age 8) begged me to awaken him when I awoke so he could help set up the show display.

Note Grayson rubbing his eyes...:)

It started out to be a   cloudy, windy and cold day.


By 2 o'clock the clouds had parted and the sun came out!  What a difference the sun makes.

We were introduced to this charming village in 2012 when a local couple, Richard and Alice Farley who are both architects, commissioned me to build a fountain for their residence.    

I've been busy creating a new line of fountains.  The stone and copper bowl fountain line, each one unique and crafted one-at-a-time. 
 We have several on display in our Mechanicsburg, Pa gallery.  
They are beautiful!  Here's one of them below.

We also create candle holders out of the Beaver Canyon andesite.  

And of course, indoor and outdoor fountains....

 "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence.                                     To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”                                 Pearl S. Buck                     

This show was our second in Chestnut Hill.  We exhibited at “2012 Fall for the Arts” festival, where we won “Best Sculpture”.  We will return for “2014 Fall for the Arts” on Sunday, October 5th