More Jade Fest 2010

Hello everyone. Avis here to post some more pics from this years Jade Festival.

But before I do….

If Kate were posting, she would tell you all about the rain we are having here in Big Sur. It rained most of the day on Friday and my rain gauge down at Highway 1 level recorded “1/4 inch”.  Saturday started off absolutely beautiful. Later in the day it started to rain and it has been raining all day today. It’s been a steady rain that has given me another inch of rain as of 5:00pm.

This post is going to be pictures of Jade in all it’s glory. I wish I had more time at the festival to devote to getting really good pics but I do volunteer work that keeps me very busy. I have to take the camera and make a mad dash around the vendor booths. And here are some of the results of my mad dashing.

Although she's a bit dusty, the Jade Lady has been one of my favorite carvings for many years. Carved by Gary Goudy
Ahhhhhh...Siberian Jade. My favorite!!!
I love when Jade is the right quality and just the right thickness that you can see the light through it. We call Jade you can see through "A Lens"
This hunny is Botryoidal Jade. Otherwise known as "Bubble Jade". Resting on a piece of Redwood burl. And the whole thing is sitting on top of a local jade slab.
This represents the many colors and types of local Big Sur Jade. Including the Red "Vulcan Jade"
This face is so sweet. I've seen this piece at the festival for a few years now...Don't know the history of the piece or the artist.

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed the beautiful Jade!

Kate will be back to posting very, very soon.

4 thoughts on “More Jade Fest 2010

  1. WOW!! Avis, what a great post! I love all the Jade. You took some wonderful shots, and chose a great representative sampling of them! So beautiful. I do want to dust off the Jade Lady. I remember her from the very first Jade Festival, and she is one of my all time favorites, too!

    You are a gem for posting for me while I was away, my friend!!

  2. The face is a Native American Shoshone baby, not a specific one, but a general representation, according to the artist. The title of the piece is something like “Ohone”, which means “baby” in Shoshone. Whatever north western state (Wyoming?) that has indigenous Shoshone is where the piece of jade came from. I should have taken notes…I don’t remember the artist’s name, but I sure liked his art work. He had another piece that was a jade carved face set into a beautiful piece of wood that had formed naturally into a suggestion of wind-blown hair. Lisa thinks the artist might be Don Salt from New Zealand. Wish I had thought to take pictures. I would have also taken a picture at another booth of the large reptile that appeared to be emerging from the water. It was carved from Yukon jade and was about 2 feet long. The artist described the difficulty in accessing the location where he found it…pretty amazing.

  3. I have many pieces of antique jade and shoshane jade. I am considering selling them at this late time in my life. I would like others to enjoy the beauty. Do you know the best manner ?

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