“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” 
― Pablo Picasso

What better way to channel some of that summer sun's energy than finding creative expression through working with your hands? Come join us for our summer semester! 
We Wish You All A Very Happy and Safe Holiday!
All Classes Begin The Week Of July 9th.

Don't Miss Out!

20% OFF!   
Register now for a seven week
class in your choice of either
Wheel Throwing or Hand  Building.
Regularly $350 Now $280!


-Kids & Their Grown Ups
class added! 

-Additional Kids Class
(Tuesdays) added!

See Our Calendar of Events below for Details....

All of  Flo Kaczorowski's pottery is on sale
(20% OFF) during the month of July in our gallery.

Tell us a little about yourself, how you came to clay, what inspires you and any advice you might have for someone new to the art form. 
Newly graduated from college, a chance bus ride past a pottery studio made me curious to learn more. 

I remembered watching a potter on a public television show as a child, seemingly making magic with a lump of clay. Visiting that pottery studio made me realize I wanted in on that magic!

Several years of evening classes in the fun and supportive environment at The Potter’s Wheel, as well as numerous outside workshops with master potters prepared me for teaching. My students have brought me much joy and many challenges, as we each help each others’ work grow.

Though my work on the wheel tends to recall classic forms, I try to make each one unique, incorporating a modern feel. I have also been influenced by flowers and plants in all their stages from buds to leaves and flowers, including fruits and vegetables. 

I hope that every experience in life has helped form me as a potter and a creative person.

A Note from Grace: 
Flo is generally at the studio Thursday evenings, sitting at the potters wheel  surrounded by her advanced students, all sharing in the love of the creative process and perfecting the techniques of throwing a perfect pot. Come by sometime - meet the artist in person - say hello and have a look at her fabulous and functional art. 
Handmade One of a Kind Jewelry for Sale
Come see our unique collection of silver jewelry for sale in our gallery.
New to Ceramics?
Thinking about rekindling your past experience?
Summer is the perfect time to sign up and 
get your hands dirty!

Pick any one of our three options. Join us for a 3-week introduction course , a full 7-week semester, or come and try a 1-hour one-on-one class. 

Reserve your spot by calling us at 718-441-6614. 
All classes start the week of July 9th.

New! Tuesday Kids Class added for the Summer!

Pick a day that works 
for your family.
School's out for the summer, but that doesn't mean your kids need to sit at home. Why shouldn't they spend their school break learning something fun, creative, imaginative and stimulating? 

Jacob, our energetic and popular kids instructor, is the perfect person to guide your child through exploring three basic methods of hand building: pinch pots, coiling and slab construction. Students will gain the necessary skills to confidently and capably build most anything they can imagine. Weekly projects can include tableware items, explorations of abstraction, or figurative work where students may use their own unique ideas. The finer points of structural integrity, balance, and decorating will be taught as well to ensure all finished pieces will stand the test of time. 

Sundays with Jacob: For ages 7 and up starting July 9 through August 20, from 11a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Price $250 for seven week course. All materials included.
Tuesdays with Jacob: For ages 7 and up starting July 11 through August 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Price $250 for seven week course. All materials included.
Call us to register your child. 718–441–6614
Kids & Their Grown Ups class added! 

Come make pottery with your kids! 
This 3-week course is specially tailored for a unique and creative Family Time experience. Everyone gets to get their hands dirty & make a handmade ceramic creation, all while spending quality time together as a family. You will complete this class with at least one finished piece of pottery each and plenty of memories to go around. 
For children 4 and up. 

Monday afternoons for three weeks. All materials included. 
Price: $90 for one child with one adult. 
Additional family member (adult or child): $15 each

Choose: July 10, 17, 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m
and/or August 7, 14, 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Call us to register.  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

*Limited Spaces Still Available!*
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 & 20 from 12:00-2:00 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

Save the Bridge Art Workshop

"Bridges build relationships and foster ties in so many ways. The Lefferts Blvd Bridge has made a tremendous impact on our community, affecting the lives of people of all ages who live here."

Using ART as their medium, Kew Gardens kids were invited to The Potter's Wheel to make collages and flags which are now being displayed in our local businesses in an effort to save the  Lefferts Blvd bridge and the our local businesses from demolition. 
More info:

Bunny Rogers
at the Whitney Museum 

Bunny Rogers has been a visiting artist at The Potter's Wheel over the past several years when she focuses on her ceramic works. She is an accomplished multi-media artist who has just completed her MFA degree in Stockholm, Sweden. Having exhibited in many gallery shows stateside and abroad, this is Bunny's first solo museum show in the United States and it will run from July 7 to October 9. The ceramics for sale at the museum gift shop were made right here at The Potter's Wheel. 
The Potter's Wheel Artists Exhibition at Austin Ale House
Look for our exhibition of The Potter's Wheel artists at The Austin Ale House in August. The installation will coincide with The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema. Reception date to be announced soon. 

There's a fabulous exhibit of ancient South American clay pieces housed in a wonderfully unique building, the former Customs House, at The Battery in Manhattan. Admission is free. 
Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed, NY
National Museum of the American Indian

Send More Wine!

Revealed in Israel,
a 2,600-Year-Old Request for Wine 
(on an ink-inscribed pottery shard)
By Nicholas St. Fleur 

In 600 B.C. in present-day Israel, a soldier named Hananyahu sent his friend a request that many of us might empathize with: Send more wine.
He wrote his message on a piece of pottery that archaeologists found in 1965. For years, biblical scholars and researchers have studied the front side of the ink-inscribed pottery shard, known as an ostracon, which was commonly used to write receipts, lists or even letters.
They deciphered the Hebrew words about money and Yahweh, which the man had sent to his friend Elyashiv, but it wasn’t until recently that they came across an appeal for alcohol written on the back side. That’s because for nearly 50 years archaeologists thought the back of the ostracon was blank, when really the ink was invisible.
Now, using multispectral imaging technology, researchers have unveiled three lines of words hidden on the ancient text message. They published their findings Wednesday in the journal PLoS One.

“Getting a letter from Hananyahu after 2,600 years, it’s something that gave me chills,” said Shira Faigenbaum-Golovin, a doctoral student in applied mathematics at Tel Aviv University and an author of the study. “I was really surprised to see it.”
More than 17 words, composed of 50 characters, are on the back side of the ostracon. They include a request for wine, an assurance that Hananyahu will assist Elyashiv with anything he wants, a request for an unknown commodity and another reference to wine.
Researchers also used the imaging technology to reveal four additional lines of text on the front side of the pottery, which spoke of an exchange of silver and oil between the two.
The ostracon was found in a location that used to be a military outpost known as the fortress of Arad, which belonged to the Kingdom of Judah when Hananyahu and Elyashiv were exchanging messages. Around 586 B.C., the kingdom was destroyed by the Babylonian forces of King Nebuchadnezzar.
It’s unclear if Hananyahu ever received his wine.