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Our Readers Write

Comments on the October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review – together with photos – of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis – Nalbach
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

“My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time…Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

“I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night.” – Stephani S-C.

Jerry Bradley, Artist

Our featured sponsor for the Camp IOU Episode 2 of “Tall Tails” is a wonderful artist from Ridgecrest, CA, Jerry Bradley. Bradley’s style combines the wizardry of engineering and computer technology, with the artistic sculpture of exotic hard woods, Corian, stone and/or metal. His work speaks volumes.

Artist Jerry Bradley, Ridgecrest, California, pictured holding one of his works.Jerry Bradley of Ridgecrest, CA holds a recently completed
decorative vase, titled “Divided We Stand”,  which is composed
of two Black Walnut halves separated by 40 steel spheres.

Jerry on his work:

“I have been developing and evolving a personal sculpture style utilizing a specialized methodology. I have adapted computer technologies normally used for precise manufacture of engineering equipment and mass-produced items to the design and assembly of normally one-of-a-kind custom sculptures.

The medium is usually a mix of exotic hard woods, Corian, stone or metal. The objects are normally decorative vessels or bowls. However, I have experimented with kinetic and stationary sculptures as well as creating three dimensional versions of petroglyph rock art figures.”

Artist Jerry Bradley, Ridgecrest, California, sample artwork.

A sample of Jerry’s artwork in wood, Corian, stone, and metal

Exhibitions/Commissions include

Moonstone Gallery, Cambria, California
Peaseblossom & Quince Studios, Ridgecrest, CA
Maturango Museum Open Studio Tour, 2005, 2006, 2008 — 2010
Maturango Museum Members Only Art Show, 2006, 2009
Creative Expressions Art Show, 2006
Sierra Art Guild Art Show 2006 — 2011
Potted Barn Art Show, 2006 — 2011
Sylvia Winslow Gallery One Man Exhibit “Forms from Within” 2007
Multiple commissions for custom sculptural objects and vessels
Coady Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Planet Art Gallery, Ridgecrest, CA

Jerry Bradley can be contacted through our website or via email, or directly at: 2661 Summit, Ridgecrest, California 93555. Phone: 760.371.3590.