Above is just a taste of the exuberant products that are hand-made
in Sugar Loaf, New York, and
available for purchase directly from artisan studios that are open to the public in the
Been that way for years.
How is it that a group of full time working artists and
artisans can survive through thick and thin providing world class product away
from the major commercial hubs while continuing to enjoy a following
international in scope?
This website answers that question and gives insight into the
unique situation of the crafts community which is the heart of Sugar Loaf, NY.
The Hamlet of Sugar Loaf has been a thriving center for the
arts since the 1960's and is as vibrant today as ever.
Sugar Loaf, NY includes at least a half dozen long standing shops such as
the Candle Shop shown above that are
owned and operated by journeymen artisans who have plied their trade for a lifetime.
Two more examples of such enduring and prolific creative output are
the watercolors of
Mary Endico and the woodcarvings of
The quality of their work gives testament to an enduring tradition of dedication to creative excellence.
The pages here on the Sugar Loaf Guild website focus on
articulating that tradition.
early Endico/Fugett studio and gallery (Fantasy Factory), 1977
Scott's Meadow, Sugar Loaf, NY
The amazing true story of Sugar Loaf
After reading Bob's nine enlightening short stories come back here for more orientation to the hamlet's long history of providing the
best artistic products in the world by browsing:
- the in-depth tour with walking map links
As an aside, anybody with a flickr account might be able to
The Candle Shop photo above
Please tell photobug56 that
Bob has pushed their image to the top of Google, so they can post a thank you in
Now if you will excuse the
diversion, Google needs its due by way of mentioning how you may have heard
(often) any one of the following utterances: Sugar Loaf, NY candles; Sugar
Loaf, NY watercolors; Sugar Loaf, NY woodcarvings.
You probably get the idea, so I
might not have to go on,
but there is also: Sugar Loaf, NY stained glass; Sugar Loaf, NY pottery; Sugar
Loaf, NY photography; Sugar Loaf, NY fine art.
Of course you may also have heard
much said about a Sugar Loaf, NY
artist or maybe Sugar Loaf, NY artists and Sugar Loaf, NY crafts, or all of
the above typed as Sugar Loaf, New York, (in equal measure) instead of merely
Sugar Loaf, NY.
You might be thinking those were a
few weird paragraphs, but
they serve a purpose.
In any case, those were the essential
descriptions of items that are handmade and available for purchase in Sugar Loaf, New York:
truly unique objects found here in quantity, quality, and character like nowhere else in the world.