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Featured artists for August - Judy Musicant & Brooke VanDerzee
Judy & Brooke offering 20% discount on any piece in August 

 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  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. There, I had the opportunity to study with some of the country’s foremost ceramic artists. 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!” Contact information:

Brooke VanDerzee, Jewelry
 "I have always been a collector of sorts, from buttons and postage stamps, to old bits of lace and vintage jewelry.   I continue to work these lost treasures into many of my designs. An old piece of junky costume jewelry can be cast into resin to preserve it and turn it into something beautiful. It has been a great privilege to have several of my pieces featured in the Stampington & Co publication Jewelry Affaire since 2012. The designs that have been featured in this magazine reflect my exploration into working these found objects into wearable art.

It is my goal as a jewelry artist to make pieces that are both casual and easy to wear, but also makes a statement and creates a connection to the wearer. To be an artist in any medium is, I believe, to be a student for life and I am excited to see where future explorations in art will take me." Contact information:

 At Gallery 23, all our gifts are hand crafted and American made. Our talented artisans present handmade treasures. Popular categories include gifts for 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.

Monday Through Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM

 Closed Sunday



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