Studio Open House
November 28 - November 30, 2014
For over 20 years, Brad Smith and Royce Yoder have brought together a variety of artists and craftspeople for a fun filled weekend of art and craft. Held each year over Thanksgiving weekend, the Studio Open House has become a tradition among families and friends alike. This year we have invited Harry Boardman and Heather Boardman to join us at the open house.
The Bradford Woodworking Studio, 3120 Fisher Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 (GPS friendly address)
Fri: 10 am to 5 pm
Sat: 10 am to 5 pm
Sun: 12 pm to 5 pm
Brad Smith has been making furniture on his farm in Southeastern Pennsylvania for more than thirty years. He developed a keen interest in furniture in high school, continued learning the craft while working for a local cabinet maker before going to R.I.T. to study furniture design.
Royce became interested in making pots while attending Hesston College in Kansas. He finished his formal education in 1976 at Goshen College in Indiana. Royce's goal after graduating was to establish his own pottery studio. In 1983 that goal became a reality when Royce built his own studio outside Lederach, Pennsylvania. In 1988 he built a house on the same property and he currently resides there with his wife.
Since that first year, Royce has made over a hundred thousand hand-thrown pottery pieces. His work can be found in galleries and shops all over the United States. He also exhibits at two or three craft shows each year. Royce’s goal is to make work that functions both practically and visually. All of the pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe as well as lead free.
For more information about Royce's work, visit his site www.royceyoderpotter.com.
Born the son of a scientist and a clown, Harry Boardman is an artist living and working in the woods of Montgomery County, PA. He is a painter of barns, fields, farm animals, and landscapes. Dark outlines and defined brushstrokes are signatures of his unique style. Harry works in multiple media but focuses on oils and oil pastels and enjoys drawing in ink en plein air.
Showcasing subjects that are beautiful and captivating yet overlooked as part of everyday life is a key focus in Harry's art. The farms, fields, barns, animals, and everyday scenes that surround us on a daily basis but might get overlooked in our periphery make them excellent choices to immortalize. A connection to making things by hand also draws Harry to handle as much of the creative process and production as possible including cutting and prepping painting surfaces as well as handcrafting each of his frames.
For more information about Harry's work, visit his site www.harryboardman.com
Heather Boardman is a glass bead and jewelry artist living and working in Montgomery Country, PA. She specializes in creating unique and brightly colored flame-worked glass beads, which she combines with fine metals to make stunning jewelry. For a touch of local history, Heather also has a line of jewelry featuring her recycled glass beads. The recycled beads are made from vintage broken bottles reclaimed from a local farm dump. The glass is cleaned and remelted bringing new life to the glass in her jewelry. For more information about Heather's work, visit her site www.hmbstudiosjewelry.com.