Michelle Tock York

Michelle Tock York

I grew up in a home where my parents’ passion for nature, storytelling and art played a large role in the artist/person I have become. I am a quiet lover of stories, fairy tales, a Utopian realm and the product of my parents. My mother was ever the talker, poet and gardener and my father, a sculptor and dreamer. I find beauty in the world that isn’t quite perfect in the asymmetry of people, places and things. You can see this in the exaggeration of disproportion in my figures and complementary colors in the backgrounds of the paintings. I speak through my hands with the molding of the clay, and I have a profound fondness for the texture of fingerprint. I thrill at the hunt for salvaged relics, and the sense of unity as I bring together these disparate elements for the viewer’s contemplation.
I prefer to connect with others through my art, granting each piece a voice to tell its own story. Many of my pieces whisper a modern take on the classic “Grimm’s Fairy tale.” There is a moral hidden somewhere in the story of each sculpture, and who knows – it could be as simple as taking the time to discover your own splendor.
DUE TO THE DELICATE NATURE OF MICHELLE’S SCULPTURES, SOME OF HER PIECES REQUIRE DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE GALLERY FOR PURCHASE & SHIPPING OPTIONS. WE INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE HER WORKS LISTED BELOW. FOR INQUIRIES CALL #231 264 0123

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  • Evart by Michelle Tock York

    $300.00

    An elegant mix of handcrafted, hand painted ceramic, wood & metal sculpts “Evart” to live from artist Michelle Tock York. Due to the delicate nature of this mixed media sculpture, purchase is required through the gallery directly.

  • Iggy by Michelle Tock York

    $300.00

    Uniquely crafted from hand made ceramics, wood trivet, stirrup & spring is “Iggy” by Michelle Tock York.

  • Jordan the Turtle by Michelle Tock York

    $550.00

    He’s a playful one… “Jordan the Turtle” by Michelle Tock York blends hand crafted ceramic head & feet with an antique pully.

  • Lacy’s Mood by Michelle Tock York

    $525.00

    She’s proud and she’s the keeper of her flying friends. “Lacy’s Mood” by Michelle Tock York mixes hand crafted ceramic with antique door pulls, canvas & wire.

  • Lake James Birch by Michelle Tock York

    $600.00

    f you love nature and the great outdoors, this fishy will hook you in. “Lake James Birch” by Michelle Tock York is a mixed media sculpture using birch wood, metal and handcrafted ceramic. DUE TO THE DELICATE NATURE OF MICHELLE’S SCULPTURES, PURCHASE IS THROUGH GALLERY ONLY.

  • Little Piggy by Michelle Tock York

    $325.00

    We squealed with delight when we saw this lil gem. “Little Piggy” was lovingly crafted from car part, ceramic and wire.

  • Pelkie by Michelle Tock York

    $675.00

    He is as sweet as he is wise…

  • Razor by Michelle Tock York

    $300.00

    You’ll be intrigued by the whimsical use of antique pulley, spring, beads & candle holder that creates, “Razor” by Michelle Tock York.

  • Spirit Seeker by Michelle Tock York

    $500.00

    Here is one proud turtle.

  • Taxi by Michelle Tock York

    $500.00

    With clay, fishline spool, wagon rail & antique toy car, Michelle Tock York creates, “Taxi.”

     

  • Ursula by Michelle Tock York

    $350.00

    We are in love with this sweet lil birdy.

  • Wilbur Went to Market by Michelle Tock York

    $370.00

    He’s off and running… “Wilbur Went to Market” by Michelle Tock York mixes her hand crafted ceramics with antique toy truck, antique cutting board, and wire.