Michael Updike graduated from Mass College of Art and received his MFA from Vermont College. He is a long standing North Shore artist. Trained as a sculptor, he recently began creating artistic personalized memorial stones as well as unique slate carvings. His work challenges the pictorial paradigms of additive imaging.”I honed my carving skills on old slate roof shingles which then became my primary medium. I use slate with outward signs of wear. Paint, tar, nail holes, fractures, chips and flaking tell of the slateâ€™s former utilitarian life. The scars of its history rest on its surface while I cut through the patina revealing fresher layers of stone.
Measures approximately 24 inches wide by 11 inches high.
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6th Annual Pumpkin Patch
During the month of October, the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is excited to announce our 6th Annual Pumpkin Patch to honor our state fruit. Pumpkins are believed to have originated in Central America over 7,500 years ago, and come in a variety of colors. The best part about our glass pumpkins is that they never rot! We will be featuring glass pumpkins from various League-juried artists. If you love autumn, be sure to stop in and treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind glass pumpkin. All pumpkins will be for sale, and they make perfect seasonal gifts or home décor. Located on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, the Meredith League Gallery offers a unique shopping experience with an emphasis on home décor. Our art gallery represents over 250 of NH’s finest artists and craftspeople. Offering pottery, jewelry, glass, stained glass, wrought iron, fiber art, mixed media, garden art and more. Craft education workshops and lectures are also offered. Find out why this historical craft organization has thrived for over 80 years. Offering beautiful fine crafts of heirloom quality.