openings are always on the third Saturday of each month from 6-9 PM.
It's potluck! Bring a dish or bottle to share.
the Art Safari, Dave Channon's review of exhibitions at The Arts Upstairs
Arts Upstairs gallery 60 Main St. Phoenicia, NY 12464
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.