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Handwoven place mats and napkins Andrea Hames
Annual Sale, Blog, Fiber, Home Decor, Textiles, Unique Gifts, Weaving
By M R S / 11/17/2017

How do I Wash my New Handwoven Place Mats?

We used to only have only handcrafted textiles in our kitchen cabinets.  Although they might have been a similar design,...

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Emily Albee - Wesleyan Potters Studio Manager
Art, Art education, Blog, Ceramics, Craft, Pottery
By Liz Blodgett / 11/15/2017

Welcome Emily Albee – Studio Manager

Emily Albee - Studio Manager written by Marcy LaBella   Welcome Emily Albee, the new Studio Manager at Wesleyan Potters! ...

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Boy wearing blue and purple shibori T-shirt
Annual Sale, Art, Blog, Fiber, Gifts for Kids, Textiles, Unique Gifts
By Liz Blodgett / 11/07/2017

Holiday Sale Featured Artist – Carolyn Gorman

Carolyn Gorman – Happy Souls Gallery - written by Marcy LaBella This year we are bringing in a clothing artist...

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These sterling silver earrings are an example of the more refined work of Deb Stephen.
Annual Sale, Art, Blog, Design, Jewelry, Metalwork, Unique Gifts
By M R S / 11/07/2017

Need Advice on Choosing Handcrafted Jewelry?

Marcy LaBella and Cheryl Tuttle, jewelry Key Members at Wesleyan Potters, give advice on how to buy high quality, handcrafted ...

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Wesleyan Potters 62nd Annual Sale featuring ceramics by Linda Sershen.
Annual Sale, Basketry, Blog, Ceramics, Craft, Fiber, Gardening, Home Decor, Jewelry, Metalwork, Pottery, Textiles, Weaving
By M R S / 10/31/2017

Don’t Get Malled! Get Handcrafted Instead!

Have you fallen victim to newspaper, internet and TV ads shouting at you about impossible deals at the mall starting...

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Handcrafted ceramic platter by John Lipsky.
Annual Sale, Art, Blog, Ceramics, Craft, Gallery/Shop, Pottery
By M R S / 10/25/2017

How Should I Care for My Handcrafted Jewelry/Pottery/Scarf?

Here in our Gallery/Shop and during the Annual Sale, we hear this question frequently.  Customers usually say something like, "Can...

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Wesleyan Potters 62nd Annual Sale bookmark showing handcrafted art
Annual Sale, Basketry, Blog, Ceramics, Craft, Fiber, Gardening, Home Decor, Jewelry, Metalwork, Pottery, Weaving
By M R S / 10/19/2017

Our Annual Sale is What To Do on Black Friday!

Only 6 weeks and 1 day until our 62nd Annual Sale begins on Friday, 11/24/17, ending on Sunday, December 10th...

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Metal sculpture by Key Member Kent Ritter
Blog, Design, Jewelry, Metalwork
By M R S / 10/05/2017

Wearing Your Personality: How Jewelry Reflects Who You Are

Men and Women have worn jewelry for millennia. But why? Because jewelry is a statement, of course, about your social...

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Chicken plate by Marcia Eager
Blog, Ceramics, Fiber, Jewelry, Metalwork, Pottery, Weaving
By M R S / 09/03/2017

Why You Shouldn’t Hesitate When You See an Artwork That You Like

We were reminded of this blog post from last February by a customer who stopped into the Shop today looking...

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Ceramic artists John Macomber and Pat Burke of South Windsor, CT are featured in our Gallery/Shop through 9/24/17.
Art, Blog, Ceramics, Craft, Design, Pottery
By M R S / 08/24/2017

Handcrafted Functional Ceramics are More Popular Than Ever!

The current show in our Gallery features the functional pottery of  husband and wife ceramic artists John Macomber and Pat...

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A metalwork student rolls metal under the watchful eye of Key Member Kathy Prario
Art education, Blog, Craft Classes, Metalwork, Pottery, Weaving
By M R S / 08/06/2017

Everyone’s an Artist

"I'm not an artist!" How many times have you said that? Actually, everyone is born an artist. In Western society,...

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A variety of clay sculptures drying on shelves in the pottery. Will they be for the Annual Sale?
Annual Sale, Art education, Blog, Ceramics, kids crafts, Pottery
By M R S / 07/29/2017

A Day in the Life of Our Pottery Studio

The pottery studio is a busy place! It's fun to come in the morning when it's quiet and look at...

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Art, Art education, Blog, Craft Classes, kids crafts, Textiles, Weaving
By M R S / 06/30/2017

Kids Love Art!

Summer classes at our Pottery are a great way for kids to keep up on their school skills , get away from electronic media, hang out with friends and give parents free time!

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Blog, Ceramics, Craft Classes, craft movement, Fiber, Metalwork
By potters / 05/26/2017

How Art is Like a Fancy Cocktail

"I found across all these occupations is this renewed attention to detail," says Richard Ocejo, an associate professor of sociology...

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Blog, Ceramics, Fiber, Gallery/Shop, Jewelry, Metalwork, Pottery, Textiles, Weaving
By potters / 05/19/2017

Why is that Pottery/Jewelry/Weaving So Expensive?

Everyone loves a “deal,” right? We rarely purchase anything that isn’t “on sale.” We love outsmarting the store, bargaining down a...

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Art education, Blog, Ceramics, Design, Pottery
By potters / 04/29/2017

Robert and the Wood Fired Portuguese Ceramic Beer Bottle

This week we return to the further adventures of Robert Riggs, our Ceramics Studio Manager, as he comes upon an...

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Art education, Blog, Ceramics, Design, Pottery
By potters / 04/26/2017

Robert and the Japanese Wood Fired Vase

Robert Riggs, our Studio Manager, is a master of all things pottery. From explaining how different clays will perform through applying...

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Blog, environment, Gardening, Mother's Day Gift, Spring Sale
By potters / 04/21/2017

Handcrafting Planters to Raise Funds for Our Pottery

Garden decor for the Spring Sale Our Key Members are preparing for the annual Spring Sale! Many of the activities...

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Blog, Ceramics, Design, Gallery/Shop, Home Decor, Pottery
By potters / 04/08/2017

Handcrafted Custom Ceramic Dishes

Our artists here at the Pottery will create custom items for clients. Customers who attended our Annual Sale this past...

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Blog, Textiles
By potters / 03/17/2017

Textile Heritage in Connecticut

One of the things artists find so intriguing and endearing about practicing a craft is that you are performing almost...

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Blog, Pottery Workshops
By potters / 03/04/2017

Richard Aerni Pottery Glazing Workshop

  Nationally known potter, Richard Aerni's 3 day Workshop (March 17-19) on Cone 6 glazing at our Pottery is currently...

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Blog, Ceramics, Craft, Fiber, Metalwork
By potters / 02/25/2017

See an artwork that you like? Don’t hesitate!

  We can all agree that collecting art may seem like a daunting task. Where do you go to see...

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Blog, Ceramics, Design
By potters / 02/04/2017

Contemporary Ceramics in our Gallery

In the last few years, both functional and sculptural ceramics have had a worldwide renaissance.  Interest has increased for artist...

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Annual Sale, Blog, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalwork
By potters / 11/30/2016

What are you missing at the Annual Sale?

      Our 61st Annual Sale is OPEN! Patrons of our Annual Sale have been known to arrange their...

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Blog, Ceramics, Design, Home Decor
By potters / 10/08/2016

Handcrafted Custom Home Decor

These days, artist and Pottery Key Member Saralyn Twomey is working on creating custom tiles for a couple who are...

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Basketry, Blog, Craft, Home Decor
By potters / 10/01/2016

Participating in an Ancient Tradition

The crafts we engage in here at our school all have roots in ancient cultures here on our continent. Basket...

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Basketry, Blog, Ceramics, Craft Classes, Metalwork, Pottery, Weaving
By potters / 09/03/2016

Time for Class!

“School” is starting this week at the Pottery with our first fall classes! Actually, “school” never stops here! Not only do...

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Blog
By potters / 07/23/2016

Remember Summer?

Remember when summer held so much promise? In June, you had what seemed like months and months ahead to fill with...

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Blog, Ceramics, Fiber, Home Decor, Metalwork
By potters / 07/09/2016

Five Reasons Why Handcrafted is Better

Do you feel lost if you don’t have a handcrafted pottery mug to drink your morning beverage from? Do you...

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Blog
By potters / 06/25/2016

Adero Willard’s Inspirations

This Wednesday, our Pottery will be welcoming Adero Willard, Ceramic Artist, to the Gallery for “Embodiment/Exploration” a one-woman show.  As...

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Blog, Ceramics, Design, Pottery
By potters / 06/04/2016

Why a Handcrafted Cup is More Than it Seems

This exceptional video by Charlie Cummings (see his channel here) features artist/teacher/author Pete Pinnell explaining how art is meant to...

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Art, Art education, Blog, kids crafts
By potters / 05/28/2016

Kids and Art-a natural fit!

Wondering how to introduce your school aged kids to art? Not feeling artistic yourself? Bring the kids, old and young...

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Art education, Blog, Craft, Craft Classes
By potters / 05/21/2016

The Art of the Teacher

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein Sharing knowledge...

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Blog, Craft, environment, Home Decor
By potters / 04/24/2016

Buying Local Art = Positive Environmental Impact

This Earth Day weekend is the perfect time to shine a light on the environmental benefits of buying local reducing...

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