9 Places to Purchase Pottery in the Hudson Valley

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Whatever your taste may be, there are plenty of studios selling pottery in the Hudson Valley. Stop by for the perfect gift, or stock up on statement pieces for your home.

By Lauryn Starke, with additional reporting by Matt Moment

Amy Brenner Pottery 

Wingdale

 

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Vibrant colors and imaginative patterns adorn the ceramics at this Dutchess County pottery studio. Amy Brenner’s work ranges from decorative vases to functional tableware, with each piece sustainably made in small batches. Whether you pick up a small sugar jar or a full set of plates, the new edition will breathe color and joy into any Hudson Valley home.

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Andrew Molluer

Kingston

 

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A ceramicist and designer working in the artistic hub of Kingston, Andrew Molluer creates objects with his distinctive, albeit simple designs. His pottery is influenced by architecture, from which he borrows clean lines and geometric shapes. Every piece is one of a kind, making each the perfect centerpiece to display in your favorite room of the house.

The Broken Mold 

Troy


Why stop at shopping for pottery when you can make your own? Run by a group of creatives with a passion for everything clay, The Broken Mold offers classes for all ages and levels of experience, and includes the opportunity to rent out the studio for solo work. If you aren’t ready to take a seat at the wheel, this artist’s paradise features a retail space full of unique ceramics for sale made by local potters.

David Hughes Pottery

Katonah

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If you’re looking for a statement piece, the pottery from David Hughes is incomparable. Hughes specializes in pieces created through crystalline glazing, a process that involves varying temperatures in the kiln to create stunning patterns in the finished pottery. These showstopping works are quite exclusive, so contact Hughes directly for a chance to procure one of his masterpieces for yourself.

Fisheye Ceramics

Catskill

It’s time to throw out your boring bowls and plates and exchange them for tableware that is a living work of art. Here, every dish is handmade or thrown on a potter’s wheel by artist Kim Gilmour. Her Catskill-based ceramics company focuses on functional pottery which adorns tables and counters with organic shapes and inspired designs. We especially adore the pinch bowls embellished with gold detailing, reminiscent of geodes and crystals. 

Flat Iron Gallery 

Peekskill

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While you may be on the hunt for just pottery, you’ll find even more treasures at the Flat Iron Gallery. This venue features handmade ceramics from artists across the Hudson Valley, as well as other works of art like paintings, photographs, jewelry, and handblown glassware. Whether your tastes are vintage or contemporary, you’re bound to find the piece of your dreams among this curated collection.

Hudson Valley Pottery

Rhinebeck

 

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Rustic patterns and homespun designs fill the shelves at this cozy studio in the heart of Rhinebeck. The shop includes an assortment of bohemian-style mugs and bowls for dining, as well as imaginative sculptures created by local artists. If you want to add a personal touch to your space, the studio offers clay kits that you can take home and paint yourself. Once you create your masterpiece, bring it back to the studio to be fired to perfection.

J. Hengen Clay & Jewelry

Sugar Loaf

 

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The teeny-tiny hamlet of Sugar Loaf is a mecca for gift shopping in Orange County; its main drag is lined with art studios, jewelry stores, candle shops, antique shops, and more. Still, J. Hengen stands out. The small storefront is operated by its eponym, Jessica Hengen, whose clay creations and handmade jewelry are unlike anything we’ve come across in the Valley. For a little taste of what you can expect in her shop, peruse Hengen’s online gallery.

Klineware Pottery

Peekskill

 

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Pottery is all about embracing the beauty found in forms that occur throughout nature – an artistic ideal clearly evident in the ceramics made at Klineware. Many of these sculptures explore the curves and flow of the body, drawing from the rhythms and patterns of the natural world. Each piece sparks emotion, prompting the beholder to discover the meaning and feeling behind the art.

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