Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Chester Americana Antiques Features Artist Susan Woodward's Metalquirk Assemblages From Her Junkin Excursions

Collectible Junk At Chester Americana Antiques And Gallery 

Sunday was a unseasonably warm Fall day and a great time to take a ride to Chester, Connecticut. Chester is a sweet New England town in Connecticut's Shore region.  A quaint village, Chester is home to galleries, antique shops, eateries and boutiques. One of my favorite stops is "Chester Americana Antiques And gallery".

Metalquirks You'll Adore

I have  written about Chester Americana before. Today I wanted to share some new images of the funky re-purposed objects you will find in this interesting shop.  The photos shown are the works of artist Chester Connecticut artist Susan Woodward who has named  her assemblages "Metalquirks".

Yes, It's An Old Insect Sprayer

I not only loved her quirky fellas but I adored how she describes her art and process. I have decided to share that with you  in her very own words. Her biographical card which sits in front of her work reads

What You Can Do With A Rusty Old Hammer

"From the time she can remember, Suzie has had her eyes peeled, pointed she  searches for her next discovered treasure.

She finds glory in the rustic and character in each rusted piece of treasure found on her junkin excursions.  Upcycling her tossed and found items  is her inspiration. The fascination is seeing beauty in the fusing together of items with a previous life in a surprising and creative way" .

To see her work visit:

Chester Americana Antiques and Gallery 
4 Water Street
Chester, CT

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro caf√©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists


  1. Absolutely adorable! It's recycling at it's finest!


  2. Totally remarkable that is how I see these amazing pieces and for some reason Junk Art is always challenging no doubt about that…