"Just living is not enough" said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a
little flower."
-  Hans Christian Andersen


How can the bright colors of spring
morphing into the greens of summer not inspire the earth in our hands to become something new?
Wishing you all a Happy (& Inspirational) June!
-Grace
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Where did those flowers come from?"
you might be wondering as you pass by our storefront this month......
One of our favorite resident potters, Sue Sendek, is also a very talented watercolorist! We said we needed some flowers for our June window. Imagine our delight at receiving these big, bold and beautiful blossoms!
Thank you Sue!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


SAVE $20 on our unique
3 week ceramic course!
Experience and Learn all the steps necessary in making a ceramic piece from it's humble beginning as a lump of clay and all the way through to it's final colorful glazing.
Choose between wheel throwing and hand building techniques. 
All materials provided. Just bring yourself!
Regularly $150 ------- NOW $130!!
Hurry! Limited space fills up fast.
3 week class June schedule:
Wheel: Thursday mornings
10am-12pm  June 15, 22 & 29
Hand Building: Monday afternoons 3pm-5pm  June 12, 19 & 26
 
 
 
 
 
Father's Day Family Paint Fun!
Our Mother's Day event was a resounding success! 
We're not sure who had more fun- the kids, the grown ups or us!?!
Well then..... we can't forget about Dad now can we?
Come join us for another day of cookies, popcorn, music, laughter, clay and paint! 
Dad will cherish receiving a handmade one-of-a-kind personal gift from your child. 
Friday, June 16 from 3 to 6 pm    Suitable for all ages 3 and up.    Starting at $5

Her are some of our Mother's Day smiles....
 
 
 
 
 
New!
We now have a wonderful selection of Silver jewelry for purchase in our gallery, made here by our hands from precious metal clay. 
These pieces are 99.9% pure silver and finished with an assortment of beads and silver findings and chains. 
Come by and see our newest clay passion. 
Or maybe sign up for a class to try your own hand at this fun new way to make real silver jewelry. (See class schedule below). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Truth About Lead in Pottery
With all the talk recently about the dangers of lead in pottery and some of the warnings about using and purchasing handmade ceramics, we thought you'd like to know.....

At the Potter's Wheel we take health seriously. All of our clay and glazes are lead free and 100% food safe. They are also oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. 
Therefore you can use and enjoy our beautiful and functional pottery completely worry free.
 
 
 
 
 
Did you know there are many health benefits of pottery? 
These include:
*Improved focus
*Stress reduction
*A natural pain killer
*Exercise of the hands, wrists and arms
*Increased optimistic outlook 
*And more! 

Now, doesn't that make everyone want to do pottery?
Read more in this article from Health Fitness Revolution Magazine. http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/top-10-health-benefits-pottery/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sign Up For a Class
NOW is the BEST TIME to sign up for that pottery class you've been thinking about. Surprise yourself and discover that talent lying dormant within you!
Classes make a great gift, as well, and we have many options to choose from, including 3-week intro sessions for beginners. Now on sale in June, see above.
(where you make a finished pot from beginning to end)!
Call us for class schedule and availability. 718–441–6614
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Throw A Clay Party
This Summer
Gather up your best friends and family for a casual, fun and creative experience!
We offer events for both adults and children in large or small groups. 
Our professional pottery instructors will guide you on your mud-filled journey as you create great memories & ceramics!
Reservations are required and food and beverage may be brought in or we can arrange for pizza and wine. 
At the end of the party you'll have a work of pottery made by your hands to keep and treasure. Your glazed and finished ceramic piece will be available for pickup within three weeks.
Prices start at $50 per person, all included. We can accommodate up to 16 people.  
For more pricing and scheduling information please call 718-441-6614
 
 
 
 
 
You can make Silver Jewelry
with Precious Metal Cla
*NEW DATES ADDED!*
We'll teach you to create amazing, handcrafted real silver pendants and charms. You'll leave with your finished piece(s) of jewelry ready to wear, or a gift for that special someone. You will learn how to create a finished piece of jewelry. All materials are included. 
Course includes: all tools for use + 10 grams of silver precious metal clay  (enough to make 1–3 pieces of jewelry). Additional clay available for purchase. Jewelry findings will also be available.
Space is limited to 6 students in each class.

Introductory Classes – Cost $99
2 part Class Schedule:
Thursday, July 6 and 20, 12 to 2 pm 
Sunday -July 23 & Aug 6 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Sunday -Aug 13 & 20 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Thursday -Aug 17 & 24 from 12:00-2:00 PM
Don't wait! Classes fill up quickly.
Call to register or to be added to our waiting list. 
​​​​​​​718–441–6614
 
 
 
 
 
NEW! - Silver Clay WORKSHOP!!
Due to popular demand we are adding Silver Clay Workshop time on Wednesday evenings. These sessions are open to 2nd level Precious Metal Clay students who have already completed the first course. 
Maria Rodriguez will to be your guide for this independent creative work time. During this workshop, you will build on the knowledge and experience learned in the first class to create new and unique pieces of silver jewelry. 

Costs:
Workshop time - $5.00/ hour
Firing Fee - $1.00/ gram
PMC3 (Silver Clay) for purchase - from $28 (9 grams) and up

2 part workshop dates:
Wednesday -June 7 & 21 from 6:30-8:30 PM
**Workshop is limited to EIGHT students so please RSVP to info@potterswheelny.com or call the studio to reserve your space.

Nice selection of sterling silver chains, bracelets and findings will be available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Live Potter's Wheel  Demonstration!
Ever wonder what it's like to throw a pot on a potters wheel? Ever marvel at watching a potter pull ('grow') a tall pot from a small lump of clay? Well, wonder no more.....

We decided to take our potter's wheel outdoors for a spin!
Come join us for our Open Wheel Demo Day here at the Potter's Wheel:
120-33 83rd Ave, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
During Kids Art in the Park Day, Sunday June 18th, 12:00-2:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Lincoln Center Arts show is one
of the pillars of juried craft markets in
New York City. 
The Potter's Wheel is so proud to have not one but two of our potters exhibiting at the show this year!

Margaret Wozniak and Asta Bubliene

There is so much to see at the Lincoln Center Fair so stop by their booths and have a look at their beautiful work.

American Crafts Festival
at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 3, 4 & June 10, 11, 2017
Saturday Noon-9pm * Sunday 10am-7pm
FREE ADMISSION * TWO BIG WEEKENDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer just naturally lends itself to seeing art set in the great outdoors. 
What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful day- strolling around NYC's amazing permanent and changing art installations. Head out and enjoy some for yourself!
Here are two of the exhibits we're loving right now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chihuly at the NY Botanical Gardens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
          
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