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Art openings are always on the third Saturday of each month from 6-9 PM. It's potluck! Bring a dish or bottle to share.

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The Arts Upstairs gallery 60 Main St. Phoenicia, NY 12464
(845) 688-2142


Gallery hours:

Friday 3-6pm, Sat. 10-6, Sunday 10-4pm.



At 28a Clay, we create functional pots to be used in the home. This means dinnerware such as plates, bowls, mugs, cups and teapots, as well as storage jars and flower vases. While seemingly mundane, these objects are part of the background structures of life itself, silently containing and delivering nourishment to our bodies throughout the day.
Our pots reference the great ceramic traditions of the East—China, Korea, and Japan—as well as the country wares of medieval England and early America. The wheel-thrown pots of these cultures had a vitality and simplicity that was completely extinguished by the advent of industrial production techniques. The wares we commonly use today are a result of this industrialization, and exhibit the cold, lifelessness of the methods used to produce them.
From within our modern context of mass-produced ceramics, and disposable paper and plastic containers, we strive to make thoughtful and beautiful pots which can cast light on the importance of daily articles of domestic life. The goal is to attune people’s awareness to the subtle ways in which a handmade pot can enrich our everyday experiences, bringing thoughtfulness and human connection into our lives as a whole.


The Arts Upstairs is a community gallery with 12 full members.  However, all artists are welcome to show work, space permitting. Hang fee: $10 for 24" and under,  $15 for 36",  $20 for over 36". There is a  35% commission on sales.