Today was a bittersweet day for both Rosemary D’Alberto Prock & Lauren Prock of Sow’s Ear Studio. We’ve said our final goodbyes and we’re officially out of 1597 Union Street. With the final move and unpacking at our new studio at home, we’re gonna do a huge mailing after the first of the year. Stay tuned as our new online business comes alive at our home. Rosemary D’Alberto Prock will still be doing painted furniture, accessories, and Lauren Prock will be doing crochet items for the home. It was a sad goodbye today, but we’re looking forward to the next chapter of our business as well as the next chapter of our lives.

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Dear Artists Of Sow’s Ear Studio,

Just to let you know, we’re almost getting to the end of August for moving our business back home in our home studio in Niskayuna.  With being here for almost 20 years, this is a bittersweet move for us because of all the memories and people we’ve met.

We need help from our artists to have them come and get their items.  I’m asking artists nicely to call Rosemary to have your handmade items picked up because she’s still painting some furniture for some clients, and I’m moving out as many items as I can.  Please give Rosemary a call to have your items picked up from the shop. We’re here Tuesday-Friday 10:00a.m.-5p.m. Saturday 10:00a.m.-4p.m.

Rosemary and would like to out by the end of August and back home to continue to make art for our online studio.  Cards will be mailed to your home to let you know when we’re ready to have custom made furniture and crochet items made.  Rosemary’s Etsy Shop will be open at the end of September 2017, stay tuned.

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Dear Artists Of Sow’s Ear Studio,

Just to let you know, we’re almost getting to the end of August for moving our business back home in our home studio in Niskayuna.  With being here for almost 20 years, this is a bittersweet move for us because of all the memories and people we’ve met.

We need help from our artists to have them come and get their items.  I’m asking artists nicely to call Rosemary to have your handmade items picked up because she’s still painting some furniture for some clients, and I’m moving out as many items as I can.  Please give Rosemary a call to have your items picked up from the shop. We’re here Tuesday-Friday 10:00a.m.-5p.m. Saturday 10:00a.m.-4p.m.

Rosemary and would like to out by the end of August and back home to continue to make art for our online studio.  Cards will be mailed to your…

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Friends and fan  Of Sow’s Ear Studio, we’re getting closer to the end of July for our Moving Sale. Grab a nice piece of painted furniture from Rosemary for your home. Painted furniture is 50% off. Stop by and check it out. All of Lauren’s polymer clay and crochet items have been discounted as well. Get while the getting is good.  Before we pack up our business and move back home. This lovely entertainment center is just an example of what we have for sale. Make me a part of your home 🏡 today, I’m 50% off. I measure up to 72×34. Keep your television and dvd’s organized in your family room today.

 

Sow's Ear Studio And Gallery

Friends and fan Of Sow’s Ear Studio, we’re getting closer to the end of July for our Moving Sale. Grab a nice piece of painted furniture from Rosemary for your home. Painted furniture is 50% off. Stop by and check it out. All of Lauren’s polymer clay and crochet items have been discounted as well. Get while the getting is good. Before we pack up our business and move back home. This lovely entertainment center is just an example of what we have for sale.Make me a part of your home 🏡 today, I’m 50% off. I measure up to 72×34. Keep your television and dvd’s organized in your family room today.

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Dear Facebook friends and fans,
Life is full of passages, and today we are announcing one of our own. After almost twenty years on Upper Union Street, Sow’ s Ear Studio is relocating the business to our home office.  It’s been a wonderful run, but this move is best for us.
We will close officially at the end of July. In the meantime, we are having a moving sale, lots of great deals to be had. We will be here for Strawberry Fest on June 17th and during our regular shop hours as we prepare for the move.
I will still be accepting orders for re -painting your furniture, and will continue to do so even as we transition to our new digs.
We hope you’ll stop by while we are still here to chat and check out our moving sale.
Thanks to all our supporters. Hope to see you soon!
Rosemary and Lauren
With us moving our business to our home studio, we’re having a MOVING SALE.  All of Rosemary’s painted items are discounted up to 50% off, Lauren’s crochet and polymer clay items have been discounted, all other artists items remain at the same price.  This is due to the fact that we have to pay our artists.  Stop by STRAWBERRY FEST 2017 for Upper Union Street’s street wide event and our BIG MOVING SALE.

Sow's Ear Studio And Gallery

Dear Facebook friends and fans,
Life is full of passages, and today we are announcing one of our own. After almost twenty years on Upper Union Street, Sow’ s Ear Studio is relocating the business to our home office.  It’s been a wonderful run, but this move is best for us.  
We will close officially at the end of July. In the meantime, we are having a moving sale, lots of great deals to be had. We will be here for Strawberry Fest on June 17th and during our regular shop hours as we prepare for the move. 
I will still be accepting orders for re -painting your furniture, and will continue to do so even as we transition to our new digs.
We hope you’ll stop by while we are still here to chat and check out our moving sale.
Thanks to all our supporters. Hope to see you…

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Ever since mom has had her shop in Schenectady, we’ve fell in love with this Italian restaurant named Scotti’s. Scotti’s is a family owned restaurant that makes the best Italian food. The owners are also good friends. Our family enjoys a good Italian meal a couple times a year and every time it’s the best.  I also love Italian food, but some food is not easy to prepare.

I love having someone make something that I’m not good at making so I can have a treat when going out.  This time we went to celebrate a belated birthday for my dad.  Our favorite dishes range from eggplant to seafood, to veal, to chicken.  Most of the time we order eggplant and seafood.  Last night, mom had the spinach ravioli special with a light red sauce, Dad had his favorite seafood with pasta and a Light Red sauce, and I had eggplant rollitini with a light red sauce.

 

 

Rosemary and Lauren’s favorite place to eat lunch and dinner is Gershon’s Deli, which is kiddy corner across the street from the shop.  We were sad to find out that the owner of the deli (Antonio Lauria) and a dear friend passed away on Friday September 9th, 2016.  We will miss his smile and presence when we stop over to get lunch and bring it back over the shop.

Early Saturday afternoon purple ribbons were tied from the beginning of the street to the end of the street to mourn the loss of a good man and dear friend. As shop owners we love creating handmade items but feel that life is important as well.  We love to post about what we’re doing, going, and seeing. See more posts of the Sow’s Ear Studio family and what we’ve been doing.