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Sundance Forge- Bill Banker
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Traditional forging techniques are used to produce artistic and functional work. Works include original designs and clients’ themes. Typical items for sale are hooks, bells, candle stands, garden treasures rings and bracelets.
BILL BANKER, 58 Main Street, Almond, NY 14804
Directions: Large yellow house at 58 Main Street, next to Muhleisen’s Restaurant. Take I-86 and to exit 33 to Route 21 South, (right turn at light), ½ mile, house is on the left.
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While I am primarily a potter, I also create Tin Can Folk Art. Local people may remember Charley Orlando whose work is included in several reference books on the art of the tin can. Charley was a friend and also my guide into the world of colorful tin can work.
The cans used are actually tin coated steel cans that are sold full of cookies, popcorn, coffee or candies. My favorites designs are the bright and memorable graphics of the 1950s and 1960s. Sometimes they become 3D sculptures and a few of my designs have been purchased by the International Kamm Teapot Foundation.
Most of my work is meant to hang on a wall and often references a rooster or chicken or fish. Vintage cracker and coffee cans make great mirror frames and kitchen signs. Smaller pieces are meant to be tree ornaments. I also have decorative switch plate covers.
ELAINE HARDMAN, 3180 Riverside Drive (State Route 19), Wellsville, NY 14895
Directions: Easy to find on State Route 19 (Riverside Drive) north of Wellsville. Large gray house with porch, black shutters and Allegany Artisans sign. Please use side door at garage. 2 steps inside.
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My large sculpture is made for the outdoors, public and private spaces. My medium sculpture is suitable for your gardens, homes and workplaces as are my small collectible pieces. Steel, bronze, glass and stone are all used as media.
GLENN ZWEYGARDT, 5125 State Route 21, Alfred Station, NY 14803
Directions: Half way between Alfred Station and Andover on Highway 21.