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Gallery 23 features the work of Judy Musicant & Jen Stein.

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Judy Musicant, Pottery

“Many years ago, I decided to take a pottery class as a means of relaxation from a stressful legal career.  Well, as a pottery colleague put it so succinctly, you touch clay, and it changes your life.  If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I thought I must have been a potter in a former life.  I took classes at several studios in Manhattan, where I lived at the time, and spent every spare minute at the studio.  I started taking summer workshops at Peters Valley, the wonderful crafts village in Sussex County, NJ.  There, I had the opportunity to study with some of the country’s foremost ceramic artists.  Along the way, I met and became friends with many other workshop students, each of whom had something to teach about the craft.  When I moved to New Jersey, I took classes at the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts in Summit.

From the beginning, I was attracted to making pottery on the wheel, and making pottery for every day use.  My goal was, and is, to make pottery that you simply must pick up, touch, caress, and feel that you simply can’t live without.  My greatest pleasure is to have a client tell me how much they enjoy using my pieces, sometimes in ways I hadn’t envisioned!”

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Jen Stein, Pottery

“I have always loved clay... for its magical possibilities, for its response to glaze, for its pure sensual pleasure,” says Jen Stein. “ Since 1994 I have been continuously throwing and modeling functional and sculptural objects – experimenting with form, technique, and glaze formulations.  Through numerous workshops with respected professionals, I have broadened my knowledge of working in clay and glazes. I taught pottery for several years and have led numerous workshops. It was my honor to be the president of The Potters’ Guild of New Jersey between 2009 and 2016.

Over the years I have made everything from miniatures, large bas-relief murals, functional ware, figurative sculpture, and even bathroom sinks. I now work in porcelain and make most of my own glazes, which I fire to cone 7 in oxidation. For the last decade my focus has been carving stamps for bas-relief impressions on thrown pots. Most of these stamps I make in the round to provide a continuous pattern – these are called ‘roulettes’. I sell my work wholesale to over 30 galleries in 16 states. My quest is to develop unique work; a quest I hope to fulfill through extensive research, experimentation, and a touch of inspiration.” 

At Gallery 23, all our gifts are hand crafted and American made. Our talented artisans present handmade treasures. Popular categories include gifts for him and her, home décor, jewelry and apparel. We have a large selection of paintings, photographs, fine woodworking, pottery, stained glass, cards and more. Gallery 23 has the mission of promoting work of local artists as well as raising awareness and appreciation of the various art forms represented at the gallery.

Gallery 23 is located on 23 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Phone (908) 362-6865.



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