4th Annual Sweet Edge Sculpture Tour
Sweet Edge Sculpture Tour 2013Limestone Bird on StandFrog BathHorse, Organic Chicks, Bookstand
Limestone Bird on BathAngel, Frog Bird Bath, Small Ball on SpringBlack Eye BowlToadstool

We'll again be participating in the 4th Annual Sweet Edge Sculpture Tour opening our studio and sculpture garden at Cedar Maze and featuring Steven's recent works in stone.

For studio locations and more info, go to:  Sweet Edge Sculpture Tour

Free Addmission to all studios.

September 28 and 29, 2013

The New Hope Area’s Only Sculpture Tour

In it’s fourth year as the New Hope area’s only sculpture tour, Sweet Edge Sculpture Tour 2013 takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. Studios are five to fifteen minutes apart, located on some of the most scenic river drives and country roads in Bucks County,

 

In an endeavor to heighten public awareness of the history of three-dimensional art in Bucks County, and to familiarize and connect the community with the sculptors who live and work here today, five of the area’s finest sculptors have joined together to open their studios and sculpture gardens to the public. The artists work in a variety of mediums: stone, steel, bronze, stoneware, and salvaged materials. Each sculptor will talk about their work, and share how they shape materials of their choice into final sculptural form.

 

Annual participants are Constance Bassett and David Cann of Moorland Studios, Raymond Mathis of Tutto Metal Design, John McDevitt of McDevitt Sculpture, and Steven Snyder of Cedar Maze Sculpture Garden and Studio.

 

In their barn gallery and sculpture garden, Constance Bassett and David Cann will exhibit sculptures made individually, and in collaboration with each other. Their differing perspectives share common ground in their combined interest in form, presentation, and the search for complimentary materials.

 

Constance Bassett’s most recent body of work is an exploration of materials, and the use of facial expression and gesture, to evoke a contemporary and alternatively an iconic feeling in portraiture. Bassett explains, “I have experimented with the idea of capturing a sense of group expression, and the recognition of individuals within the group, if separated out. ‘The Senators’ has the presence of a crowd. Their individual expressions are overshadowed by the many surrounding them. One tends to interpret the mood of the whole, and not the individual in a large grouping. When presented as individual sculptures, they become familiar, and singular characteristics become more evident.”

 

David Cann says of his latest creations, “This group of work is a nonrepresentational exploration of a series of ‘Sketches’ in metal. Like drawing with a bold marker in three-dimensional space, I interpret how to go from a flat, one-dimensional plane to three dimensions. My goal is to turn the random shapes into something that has an aesthetic presence and a life force of its own.

Raymond Mathis creates one-of-a-kind sculptural and utilitarian art by combining his technical skills and his passion for transforming raw material into a multitude of shapes, colors and textures. “My focus is to share with the viewer my take on the human experience through the visual aspects unique to iron. This year I will be presenting a new series of smaller scale pieces that also include clocks and jewelry, and are forged in aluminum and bronze.” Mathis will be hosting visiting artists RoseLouise Heim and Ed Wright and will be demonstrating and sharing his techniques throughout the day.

John McDevitt's work revolves around the constancy of change and the challenge of self-transformation. "If I had one word to describe my latest work, it would be – opening. I used to think I had to close up the form to make it complete. I was not ready to expose the inside even though I could see something beautiful within. I am letting go of that rigidity and enjoying the possibilities that openness brings.” McDevitt’s latest series of work is entitled, “Holding Smoke.”

Steven Snyder states, “I am inspired by the natural world around me, and the shape, irregularity and texture of a stone shows me the object within waiting to be revealed.” Recent works involve the detail of polish on select segments of a piece, often baring the surprise of unexpected color or fossil-like detail hidden beneath the stone’s raw exterior. Snyder has also been constructing fountains akin to a long turning, tumbling, spilling watercourse.

 

Artwork will be available for purchase at all of the studios. To get a map or more information, please visit www.SweetEdgeSculpture.com or call 267-337-1818.

 

Additional Information:

 

Moorland Studios’ client work ranges from monument conservation work on many outdoor public and private sculptures, to The Statue of Liberty in 1983, The Statue of William Penn for Philadelphia’s City Hall, as well as objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and many private collectors.

www.moorlandstudios.com

 

Working in a variety of materials such as steel, copper, bronze, stainless steel, stone, and hand-blown glass, Raymond Mathis collaborates not only with private clients but with interior designers, architects, landscape professionals, and public art committees. In addition to receiving several awards in juried exhibitions and for historic preservation, his work has been featured in House Beautiful, Philadelphia Magazine and many Bucks County regional publications. www.tuttometaldesign.com

 

John McDevitt has exhibited at a wide range of local venues, including Grounds for Sculpture Member Exhibition, Hamilton, NJ, 2 Person Show at Morpeth Contemporary in Hopewell, NJ, Sculpture New Hope in New Hope, PA, and a 2 Person Show at Aisling Group in Washington, DC. www.mcdevittsculpture.com

 

 

 

Steven Snyder’s work has been featured on HGTV’s “Our Place,” Country Living Magazine, as well as Bucks County regional publications. Public works are displayed in Buckingham and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, as well as The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. His work is also collected privately around the country. www.stonesculpture.net

 

Article by Gwen Shrift about fall show:  Intelligencer Newspaper article covering Sweet Edge Sculpture Tour, fall 2012, http://www.phillyburbs.com/entertainment/local_entertainment/sweet-spots-for-sculpture-on-annual-tour/article_026a3272-efcd-54de-b16d-898922d09c7e.html.

 

 
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16th Annual Spring Art Show at Cedar Maze
Angels and other beingsLarge BirdHolding Love TogetherFemale Garden Post
River Stone Bird BathBookcaseSolitaireToadstool, The Breach, Bookcase
Angel in front of fountainsView at Cedar MazeScene at Cedar MazeScene at Cedar Maze
SplashLarge Sandstone FountainBronze Alyssa Fountain, Jack in the Box

16th Annual Spring Art Show at Cedar Maze

CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO OF STEVEN AT CEDAR MAZE

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Featuring recent works by Steven Snyder

Cedar Maze is the sculpture garden and studio of Steven Snyder. Utilizing found objects and rocks indigenous to Bucks County, these naturally formed materials, in tandem with Snyder’s plan, reveal pieces that are uniquely his own. Available are stone sculpture for indoors and out, fountains, bird baths, water tables and benches. Located two miles outside of Point Pleasant.
(Studio is also open daily, year round, by appointment. Call 610.294.9106)

May 10, 11, and 17, 18, 2014

Hours 11 to 5

Free Admission, Refreshments will be served

See "Directions" for specific directions,

Physical Address (approximately 10 miles north of New Hope):
Please note:  Use the Pipersville 18947 address for MAPQUEST or GPS Systems
Cedar Maze
252 Cafferty Road
Pipersville, PA 18947

Mailing Address:
Cedar Maze
P. O. Box 526
Point Pleasant, PA 18950

Phone:  610 294-9106


ABOUT THE ARTIST

STEVEN SNYDER--A resident of Bucks County since 1966, Steven Snyder has been sculpting stone since 1981. Self-taught, he entered stone sculpting through his work as a stone mason which began in 1976. Fascinated by early Pennsylvania stone architecture and the diversity of indigenous stone in Bucks County, and the tradition of stone carving and shaping in this region, he began exploring form and texture through simple carvings in native stone. In 1994 he traveled to Quitman, Mississippi, to do a reproduction of a classic Bucks County farm house which was featured in Fine Homebuilding, “Laying Up Stone Veneer,” November, 1994. In 1996, Country Living Magazine did a cover story on Snyder’s sculpture studio and home featuring his sculpture, studio and home (A Scuptor’s Sanctuary,” August 1996) and in 2001 HGTV’s “Our Place” showcased his work and home as well. Snyder’s public works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania include, “Look to the Future Through the Past,” in Doylestown at the corner of Broad and Court Streets, and “Cody” displayed at Buckingham Elementary School in Buckingham. His work is included in the permanent collection of The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark. and is also collected privately throughout the United States. Snyder’s home and studio are located at Cedar Maze, 252 Cafferty Road, Pipersville, Pennsylvania, 18947.



 
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Millennium Sculpture
Look to the Future, Through the Past Millennium Sculpture
Steven Snyder was commissioned by The Thompson Organization and family, who donated the sculpture to the town of Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in honor of the millennium. Snyder’s sculpture is permanently exhibited outdoors at the corners of Broad and Court Streets in Doylestown. The theme for the millennium sculpture is, "Look to the Future, Through the Past," and includes a wall, comprised of indigenous Bucks County stone, representing the architectural past of the area, as well as a stone bird, viewed through a portal, symbolizing hope for the future.
 
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