Tuesday, April 2, 2019

COMMUNITY MEMBER PROFILE - Yonkers Pottery Studio - Serving Westchester County & New York City Neighborhoods in the Bronx including Riverdale & Morris Park & Northern Manhattan Neighborhoods of Inwood & Washington Heights

Profile of ceramicist, Meghan Sutton, Resident Artist & Studio Tech at Yonkers Pottery in Westchester, New YorkThis is the first in a new series in which we will periodically profile our pottery studio community members. 

It seemed obvious that Meghan Sutton should be our first community member feature. For over a year and a half she has been our resident artist doing a work-trade. Her strong work ethic, friendly presence, and supportive attitude are integral to the smooth running of our robust and homey ceramics studio. Her artistic vision and skill and indefatigable willingness to experiment and push her own work forward serve as excellent example and inspiration for all of us. When she leaves (not imminent), we will be hard pressed to find a resident tech as good a fit for our community as she is. So without further ado, let’s get on with the interview!

For those who don’t know you, share a little about yourself.

Profile of ceramicist, Meghan Sutton, Resident Artist & Studio Tech at Yonkers Pottery in Westchester, New York In addition to being the studio tech at Yonkers Pottery, I’m also a working potter, building up my own business. I’m married to my husband Jesse for just over a year and together we have a Labrador dog named Mose. I grew up in rural PA and currently live in Pelham, NY.

What brought you to ceramics making?

I studied painting in college, and took a ceramics class as an elective. I fell in love with the craft and immersed myself in the field after I graduated by doing a work exchange job in the ceramics department at GoggleWorks Center for The Arts. There, I not only was able to continue learning how to throw clay, but I also started learning the ropes running a ceramics studio. I still feel very fortunate for my time there. I was just starting out and didn’t know much, but the studio manager was very encouraging and patient with me!

What brought you to Yonkers Pottery?
Profile of ceramicist, Meghan Sutton, Resident Artist & Studio Tech at Yonkers Pottery in Westchester, New York

After living in California and taking some time away from clay, my husband and I moved back to the east coast in 2017 and got married. I promised myself I would get back into clay when we moved to New York and I found Yonkers Pottery while looking for a community studio to throw at. Coincidentally, Cori was also looking for a resident tech for the studio, so we were really able to help each other out.

How has your time at the studio changed or impacted you and your work? What’s been your experience here? And what’s your favorite thing about working with clay?!

Profile of ceramicist, Meghan Sutton, Resident Artist & Studio Tech at Yonkers Pottery in Westchester, New YorkWorking in a community studio has always benefited my work. It’s inspiring working side by side other potters and it constantly forces me to push the boundaries. That’s my favorite thing about pottery making, it keeps you on your toes like that. It’s very humbling. We are always students!

Just being the studio tech here has given me the confidence, that I did not have before, in running the day to day operations of a pottery studio. Of course there is still so much to learn, but I’m at a much better place than when I first started. 

I’m grateful to have found this small community studio in Yonkers. My experience here has been positive, the environment warm and inviting. We help each other expand our pottery making knowledge and improve our work. It feels like a supportive clay family.

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Meghan's pottery is available for sale in person at our studio and via her online shop .


Monday, November 20, 2017

~ 2nd Annual Holiday Pottery & Craft Sale ~ Westchester, New York, NY, Yonkers Pottery, Craft Sale, Handmade Sale, Handmade Gifts, Handmade Christmas, Handmade Holiday, Hanukkah, Bronxville, Hastings On Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Riverdale Bronx, Bronx, Scarsdale, Fleetwood, Irvington, Tuckahoe, Greenburgh, Tarrytown, Portchester Pelham, New Rochelle, LoHudNYC



Mark Your Calendars!

2nd Annual Holiday Pottery & Craft Sale

Saturday, December 9, 12-6pm & Sunday, December 10, 11-6

  • Purchase one-of-a-kind handmade ceramics and crafts from our lively and skilled community of potters and ceramic artists while supporting a local Westchester and Bronx, New York cultural art establishment.
  • There will be work from even more artists this year than last!
  • Facebook Event Page
We hold pottery sales and public arts and craft events throughout the year. Connect to us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Register Now--New Term Starts 10/30!!
Yonkers Pottery

Cultivating Community, Courage, and Creativity in Clay

Late Fall/Early Winter 8-Week Class Term Begins 10/30!

The cost is $280. Register online or call the studio.
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~ Studio News ~
  • Last term many of us participated in a wood firing at a local clay artist's Japanese style Anagama-Noborigama cross-draft kiln. This term we'll be hosting and participating in a day-long raku firing.
  • Mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Holiday Pottery and Craft Sale, December 9th & 10th, and remember we have gift certificates available. Call or purchase online.
  • Please note that Adult classes (except the Clay Soirée) are appropriate for mature teens, too.
  • The Thursday evening class is back!
  • Scroll down the page for this coming class term's schedule.

KIDS & TEENS SERIES CLASSES (new format) Get your children together with their friends and school classmates!
In FOUR 1.5 hour pottery making sessions we explore handbuilding, sculpture, and wheel throwing by completing fun, engaging clay projects. Each class is designed for your children and scheduled to meet your needs. Teachers work exclusively with your group. Ages 6 & up.

*Find out more here.

KIDS & PARENTS SERIES CLASSES (new format)

Come together with your children, their friends (parent or caregiver)!
In FOUR 1.5 hour pottery making sessions work cooperatively and bond with your young ones, while exploring handbuilding, sculpture and basic pottery wheel techniques by making fun clay projects. Each class is designed for you and scheduled to meet your needs. Teachers work exclusively with your group. Ages 3 & up.

*Find out more here.

Late Fall/Early Winter Class Schedule:
 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7-9pm
Adult Class (wheel & handbuilding), *Meets weekly 10/30-12/18
Enroll
12-2pm
Adult Class (handbuilding & wheel), *Meets weekly 10/31-12/19
Enroll
7-9pm
Adult Class (wheel focus) *Meets weekly 11/1-12/20
Enroll
12-2pm
Adult Class
(handbuilding & wheel),
*Meets weekly 11/2-12/21
Enroll
11am-3pm
Open Studio (practice time for students enrolled in series classes)
10:30am-12:30pm
Adult Class (wheel), *Meets weekly 11/4-12/23
Enroll
12 - 4pm
Pottery 101, Adults & Teens (Once monthly. See page for dates & details.)
Enroll
  6:30-8:30pm
Adult Class (handbuilding & wheel), Meets weekly 10/31-12/19
Enroll
  6:30-8:30pm
Adult Class
(handbuilding & wheel),
*Meets weekly 11/2-12/21
Enroll

7-9pm
Clay Soirée, Adults (3rd Fridays, monthly. See page for dates & details.)
Enroll
12:30-3:30pm
Open Studio (practice time for students enrolled in series classes)
3-6pm
Open Studio (practice time for students enrolled in series classes)

Gift Certificates

Remember we always have gift certificates available for purchase. Order online or call to arrange. **We email your printable certificate directly to your inbox!

Book a Private Pottery Lesson or Host a Clay Party at The Studio

Private pottery lessons and parties are great for all ages. They are FUN and ENRICHING. Consider them for making meaningful and decorative keepsakes, for date nights, friend get-togethers, family holiday and weekend activities, scout, club, church, temple, mosque and office events. Call to find out more.

Stay Connected!

If you're not already, connect with us on social media to stay up to date on all our events and to follow daily happenings. See links below.
Yonkers Pottery
379 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10705
www.yonkerspottery.com
Westchester ny, Bronx, NYC Ceramics, Clay, Pottery Classes for adults, children, parties, workshops  
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Winter / Spring 2017 Pottery Classes, Westchester, New York, Riverdale, Bronx, LoHud - Adults, Children, Ceramics, Art, Sculpture, Clay, Bronxville, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Hastings, NY, Hastings On Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, New Rochelle, White Plains, After-School, Wheel, Handbuilding

Late Winter 8-Week Class Term Begins 2/27!

The cost is $280/$240 for parent/child class. Please register online or call the studio!

New Look, New Classes, New Times!

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A lot's been happening at the studio recently. We hope you like our new logo and look. Its cleaner, more refined feel expresses better our focus on providing excellent ceramics instruction to all student levels, as well offering lovingly handcrafted pottery in our storefront sales shop.

*Please study the new class schedule below. We've added a new once-monthly drop-in tile painting session and we've changed our Thursday afternoon adult handbuilding & wheel class time to 12-2pm.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7 - 9pm
Adults' Class (wheel & handbuilding), *Meets weekly 2/27-4/17
Enroll
1:30 - 3:30pm
Adults' Class (handbuilding & wheel), *Meets weekly 2/28-4/18
Enroll
7 - 9pm
Adults' Class (wheel focus) *Meets weekly 3/1-4/19
Enroll
12 - 2pm
Adults' Class (handbuilding & wheel), *Meets weekly 3/2-4/20
Enroll
11am - 2pm
Open Studio (Free for adult students enrolled in series classes)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Adults' Class (wheel), *Meets weekly 3/4-4/22
Enroll
10am - 11:30pm
Parent & Child, *Meets weekly, 6 weeks only 3/5-4/9
Enroll
6:30 - 8:30pm
Adults' Class (handbuilding & wheel), Meets weekly 2/28-4/18
Enroll
4 - 5:30pm
Kids & Tweens After-School, *Meets weekly 3/2-4/20
Enroll
7 - 9pm
Clay Soirée, adults (3rd Fridays, Monthly. See page for dates & details.)
Enroll
12:30 - 3:30pm
Open Studio (Free for adult students enrolled in series classes)
12-4pm Tile Painting Drop-In Session (1st Sundays, Monthly)
Info.
6:30 - 8:30pm
Adults' Class (handbuilding & wheel), *Meets weekly 3/2-4/20
Enroll
12:30 - 4:30pm
Pottery 101, Adults (Once monthly. See page for dates & details.)
Enroll
3 - 6pm
Open Studio (Free for adult students enrolled in series classes)

Gift Certificates

Remember we always have gift certificates available for purchase. Please call to arrange. **We email your printable certificate directly to your inbox!

Book a Private Pottery Lesson or Host a Clay Party at The Studio -

Private pottery lessons and parties are great for all ages. They are FUN and ENRICHING. Consider them for making meaningful and decorative keepsakes, for date nights, friend get-togethers, family holiday and weekend activities, scout, club, church, temple, mosque and office events. Call to find out more.

Stay Connected!

If you're not already, connect with us on social media to stay up to date on all our events and to follow daily happenings. See links to the right.

Yonkers Pottery
379 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10705
www.yonkerspottery.com
  

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Clay Soirée Adult Pottery Ceramics Class - Date Night, Girls Night Out Art & Crafts Class - Socially Creative - Westchester, New York, Riverdale, Morris Park, Bronx, NYC, NY, DIY, Make Your Own!

TGIF! Looking for something truly different and fun to do Fridays? Flex your creative muscles in a relaxed atmosphere where you will meet others while learning the basics of pottery-making. There is little more gratifying than using ones hands and heart to form a tangible object you can use every day. *Great for beginners and experienced, date nights and ladies night out! **PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENT!**
$60. Includes firing of one piece. Firing for additional pieces is $10 per piece. *Registration required. Please call or enroll online to reserve your spot. Space is limited. PLEASE NOTE: 5 sign-ups are necessary to make the class a go, so invite your friends and make a night of it! If there are not enough registrants, we will email you by 4pm the day of the class.

Upcoming Clay Soirées

  • All Fridays, 7pm-9pm -- 1/16, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19
Please "like" our facebook page to keep up on our studio classes, workshops and events.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Winter 2017 Pottery Classes, Westchester, New York, Riverdale, Bronx, LoHud - Adults, Children, Ceramics, Art, Sculpture, Clay, Bronxville, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Hastings, NY, Hastings On Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, New Rochelle, White Plains, After-School, Wheel, Handbuilding


Early Winter 8-Week Class Term

Begins 1/3!

The cost is $280. Please Call To Register! 646-316-0554

Schedule:
Monday
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Adults' Class (wheel & handbuilding), *Meets weekly 1/9-2/20
Tuesday
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Adults' Class (handbuilding & wheel), *Meets weekly 1/3-2/21.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Adults' Class (handbuilding & wheel), Meets weekly 1/3-2/21.
Wednesday
  • 7pm - 9pm - Adults' Class (wheel focus) *Meets weekly 1/4-2/22.
Thursday
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Adults' Class (handbuilding focus), *Meets weekly 1/5-2/23.
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Kids & Tweens After-school, *Meets weekly 1/5-2/23.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Adults' Class (handbuilding & wheel), *Meets weekly 1/5-2/23.
Friday
  • 11am - 1pm - Open Studio (practice time, ONLY for adult students enrolled in series classes)
  • 7pm - 9pm - Clay Soirée, Adults (Not a series class. Monthly, 3rd Fridays--1/20, 2/17, 3/17. See page for details.)
Saturday
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm - Adults' Class (wheel focus), *Meets weekly 1/7-2/25.
  • 12:30am - 3:30pm - Open Studio (practice time, ONLY for adult students enrolled in series classes)
Sunday
  • 10am - 11:30pm - Parent & Child *Meets weekly 1/9-2/19.
  • 12:30pm-4:30pm - Pottery 101, Adults (Not a Series Class. Monthly, 3rd Sunday, 1/15, 2/19, 3/19, 4/9. See page for details.)
  • 3pm - 6pm - Open Studio (practice time, ONLY for adult students enrolled in series classes)
  • For the full studio class schedule go here or visit the individual class pages.

Gift Certificates

We'll have gift certificates available for purchase at our Holiday Sale & Open House or you can call to purchase. **We'll email your printable certificate!
Upcoming Clay Soirées:

Book a Private Pottery Lesson or Host a Clay Party at The Studio -

Private pottery lessons and parties are great for all ages. They are FUN and EDUCATIONAL. Consider them for date nights, friend get-togethers, family holiday and weekend activities, scout, club, church, temple and office events. Call to find out more.

To stay up-to-date on all studio happenings please "Like" Us On Facebook: facebook and "Follow" us on Instagram: instagram

Holiday Pottery Sale & Open House - Events 2016, Things To Do, Christmas, Hanukkah, Gifts, Handmade, Westchester, NY, Yonkers, Riverdale, Bronx, Bronxville, Scarsdale, Hastings On Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Hartsdale, Pelham, Tuckahoe, Mt. Vernon


*HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE and OPEN HOUSE*

    Last week was so fun and successful we extended the sale to this weekend!
    Please join us for mulled wine & munchies while you do some of your holiday shopping locally. Even if you shopped last week there will be NEW, hot from the kiln ceramics handcrafted by our teachers, members and students.
  • Saturday, December 10th, 12-4pm
  • Sunday, December 11th, 12-4pm

Gift Certificates

We'll have gift certificates available for purchase at our Holiday Sale & Open House or you can call to purchase. **We'll email your printable certificate!
Upcoming Clay Soirées:

Book a Private Pottery Lesson or Host a Clay Party at The Studio -

Private pottery lessons and parties are great for all ages. They are FUN and EDUCATIONAL. Consider them for date nights, friend get-togethers, family holiday and weekend activities, scout, club, church, temple and office events. Call to find out more.

To stay up-to-date on all studio happenings please "Like" Us On Facebook: facebook and "Follow" us on Instagram: instagram