This web site is about making a living as artists.
But we also approach it, as we do just about everything,
as a work of art.  We have created it on our own,
keep it updated and we hope
that you enjoy our effort and will visit and shop
with us throughout the years to come.

Look for the numerous links that are scattered about
on this page.  We believe you will find that the art
and crafts pages are easy to find and manipulate,
however we have included many pages that will take
you on tours of the creative process and
that will lead you into other areas of our lives.

In our gallery in Jay NY we carry the work of over
60 regional artisans, almost all of them we know
personally and have come to appreciate their unique work.

"This site is an extension
of our gallery
and careers
as artists."

 ....Sue and Terrance Young

Sue Burdick Young is a native of the Adirondacks

I was born in 1959 in one of the smallest hospitals in the Adirondack Mts. of New York.  I'm the youngest of 5 children and yes, I was the spoiled baby.  

One good thing about being spoiled is that you don't think twice about pursuing your dreams and desires.

My parents were entrepreneurs so that path has always seemed natural to me although not always easy.  

In 1981 I graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a BA of Fine Arts concentration pottery and in April 1982 I opened my own business making pottery.

I enjoy living and working in the Northern Adirondacks but because of it's rural nature it poses some special challenges for marketing.

We have tried lots of different ways to sell our work and have developed many loyal customers.

I am really excited about this web site, hope you enjoy visiting it and plan to come back often to see what is happening in the studios and to check out our developing line of fine quality crafts.

Terrance Dawes Young moved to the Adirondacks from New York City in 1979.

My main inspiration has always come from deep inside myself.  Sometimes it's hard to find but over the years I have learned to surrender to it, and essentially let it do the work for me.

Sometimes I feel like a conduit, I love the feeling of creativity flowing through, as it massages my insides. It's very satisfying to do the etchings and book binding that I have been doing.  I do enjoy each equally and have been fortunate to be able to combine the two crafts.

I studied art at the Art Students League of New York City in the early 70's.  I primarily work in oil, pencil, intaglio printing, raku and book binding.

I have received first place awards in regional juried art shows and find great satisfaction that the art I create now hangs only in my own gallery and of course right here on the web.

It appears to me now that the art and my life are all the same and inseparable so I will include links to other areas of our lives as well.

I really hope to portray the creative process and how we incorporate that into our lives in these pages, as well as make a living.