Spring Show & Sale

April 9-10, 2022
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Come join us on April 9 and 10 at Bethany Arts Community at 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY for a live show and sale! Our annual show offers free admission. Masks are required.

Emily Bicht

Photo Emily Bicht

Emily makes functional and sculptural ceramics. She believes that art creates change, and that the objects we surround ourselves with have the ability to elevate our lives. There is meaning in the mundane and transcendence in the ways we spend our days.

Emily is a member of Peekskill Clay Studio. She also creates 'home portraits' and commissioned artwork.

Instagram: emilybicht

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Maggie Chow

Photo Maggie Chow

Pottery is my passion and love. Daytime I am an engineer/innovator constantly solving problems and making the world a better place. Inspired by nature, my work combines art and engineering to create intrigue beautiful functional design to bring joy for others to share. I competed nationally and have juried in professional shows and awards.

Instagram: potter.maggiec

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Steve Coleman

Photo Steve Coleman

I have been a potter for a number of years, using pottery as an outlet to channel my creative impulses. I have a passion for functional pottery that is evocative and that makes itself known. I have a home studio in White Plains, New York, but I am also affiliated with the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York. I create functional and decorative pottery that reflects my moods and adds to my living environment. Pottery can be a political statement, and can be an extension of the written and spoken word. It can also be a source of warmth and support.

Instagram: facesandflowerspottery

Website: www.facesandflowerspottery.com

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Jeffrey Dean

Photo Jeffrey Dean

As long as I can remember, I have been interested in the arts. I have created using drawing, painting, sculpture, and textiles. This was very helpful in my role as an art therapist. I was able to use a wide range of media in order to help others express themselves and seek out making meaningful growth through art production. Over the last 20 years, my professional life has taken me away from daily working with clients, to helping other professionals help clients. As I became more enmeshed in administrative work, I rediscovered my need for personal creative expression. I tried fabric arts, photography and drawing, but quickly returned to my first love, clay.

Instagram: facesandflowerspottery

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Susan Gans

Photo Susan Gans

I have been consistently throwing on the wheel since 1998, taking classes at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY, Snowfarm in Williamsburg, MA and Castle Hill in Truro, MA, where I have been influenced by Georgia Tenore, James Pastore, Tom White, Bob Green and a myriad of other teachers, students and residents who have all contributed to my craft. I focus on functional pottery for everyday use. Most of my work is high fire cone 10 reduction with some decorative pottery in Raku and saggar pit firings. I am drawn to earth-toned glazes. I get joy out of the learning process (creating different forms and trying new glaze combinations) and then seeing others enjoy using what I have made.

I have been selling my work at craft shows in NY and NJ since 2005. The experience of meeting attendees and discussing pottery brings me joy. My philosophy of life is that one should never stop learning. I strived for that in my job as an Occupational Therapist (I retired in 2012.) and as a functional potter.

Harris Ginsberg

Photo Harris Ginsberg

Harris returned to the arts after 30 years as a psychologist in education and eventually inbusiness as VP of Executive Leadership and Talent Development at Pfizer, IBM, ADP, Chase and Colgate Palmolive. Harris explored silk-screening, needlepoint and pottery before rediscovering his passion for clay when he left business.

Inspired by the colors and textures in Tuscany and Provence, he reproduces the colors of the Mediterranean in wheel thrown bowls and dishes. His one-of-a-kind hand-built shells capture the feel of sand and sea from New England summers. Molten sea glass collected at the Connecticut shore complements some shells. Plates and trays capture the feel of the dunes, the sky, the water and sea grass found at Race Point and Nauset beaches on Cape Cod.

Instagram: harrisginsberg

Website: pottery-by-harris.square.site

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Keith Gordon

Photo Keith Gordon

Keith is a second-generation potter with over 50 years experience with clay. His home studio is in Ossining, and he also manages the ceramics program at Cedar Lane Arts Center where he teaches adult clay classes.

Instagram: cagey_creations

Website: CageyCreations.Weebly.com

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Annette Hastings

Photo Annette Hastings

Annette’s work focuses on colorful functional ceramics, typically made from porcelain. Her pieces are often textural and use color schemes to reflect the seasons. She is a member of the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY.

Instagram: Dungeon_Pottery

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Melanie Kahn

Photo Melanie Kahn

My name is Melanie Kahn and I live in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. I have created hand-crafted art most of my life including: jewelry making, quilting, knitting, and for the past ten years, a serious passion for pottery. I am mostly inspired by ceramic forms that serve functions including practical items such as; mugs, tumblers, bowls, vases, berry colanders, plates and tea cups. My most recent collection uses smooth minimalist geometric designs. However, I do love color and enjoy exploring combinations of glazes that create dripping and abstract designs. Most of my work is wheel-thrown; however, I enjoy hand building garden art, sculptured vases, tiles, and animals. I have a studio in my home and am a member of the Peekskill Clay Studio, in Peekskill, New York.

Instagram: kahn_melanie

Robin Kline

Photo Robin Kline

I first saw the magic of clay when I was 17 and watched someone throw a pot. How a lump of clay, becomes a form was mystifying. Though it was years before I had the chance to work with clay, a love affair began that has continued and deepened. I love to interact with clay’s vitality and find great joy in mastering forms that maintain a sense of the process when finished.

Presented with the challenge to describe my work in five adjectives I chose these. Functional - all of my work is meant to be used. Instinctive-my work comes from within me in an instinctive, non-cerebral way. They are not done thoughtlessly, but the process is essential to who I am. They are organic - relating to natural patterns and biologic rhythms. They are exuberant - full of joyous enthusiasm to reflect the unreserved energy I feel in making them. Finally, they are audacious. I fearlessly take chances in making my pots and hope each piece reflects that verve and originality.

Website: www.Klineware.com

Instagram: klineware829

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Ellen Lasser

Photo Ellen Lasser

I have always been intrigued by art and color in one form or another since childhood; whether it was coloring, painting, beading or other forms of creative expression in which I could totally immerse myself. However, when I ‘discovered’ pottery I clicked with that medium immediately. I found that working in three dimensions with clay and experiencing the clay moving through my fingers was very compelling. Forming a beautiful functional or nonfunctional piece of art from a ball of clay from the earth and asking it to conform to the idea in my head is something I am still amazed by. I love surface design including sgraffito and carving and incorporating my drawing and painting skills into some of my work. I work on the wheel and with hand building and find I like to alter pieces that are formed on and off the wheel. To me, it is an ever evolving work of art, literally and figuratively. I work both in my home studio as well as at Peekskill Clay Studios with my ‘clay family’.

Instagram: ellentwinklespottery

Kate Poland

Photo Kate Poland

My work is driven by practical functionality first and foremost, and a warmth that I hope is conveyed in the handling of the pots. I love an earthy palette, and details where the glaze can catch — groove marks, stamping, fluted lines. My pots are meant to be used every day, and I hope they bring simple joy to those who use them.

Website: www.katepolandclay.com

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Sally Spielvogel

Photo Sally Spielvogel

I have been working with clay on and off for about 25 years. I work primarily on the wheel but move into hand building as I feel the need to use the clay in a different way. At times I combine the two to achieve the results I am working toward. I feel my work is in a constant state of flux as I seek new pathways to expression.

My influences are varied. I have traveled extensively and I cull from whatever I have seen and experiences into my work. Most of my pieces are spontaneous. I prefer to work in the moment. At times I do bring ideas to the studio. To work with clay is a gift. The ability to create an infinite variety of shapes and forms, wheel thrown or hand built is a source of endless joy and satisfaction.

Judyth Stavans

Photo Judyth Stavans

Judyth Stavans (Winter Tree Pottery) makes porcelain vessels full of pattern and detail inspired by sources from stained glass windows to simple leaves. Her work is created primarily on the potter’s wheel. Many of the pieces are translucent, allowing light to filter through the ornamentation. She enjoys a variety of firing processes, including electric, gas reduction, and wood firing. Originally from Connecticut, she received a BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She lives and has her studio in New York’s Hudson Valley. Her work has been featured in shows across the country and close to home.

Instagram: wintertreepottery

Mark Womack

Photo Mark Womack

Mark has been creating pottery for over three years. He enjoys creating pots that people enjoy using and incorporating into their lives. He spends time in his home studio in Yonkers, NY perfecting his craft of items with an eye towards comfort, usability, and beauty. Whether it is a bowl, mug, vase, plate, succulent planter, or some other functional pot, Mark hopes to spark a positive emotion in the person that holds and uses his work. While doing much work at home, Mark is also a member and student at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. He continues his learning of clay and all that it has to offer.

Instagram: markwomackpottery

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Vicky Youngman

Photo Vicky Youngman

Vicky Youngman has a Master of Professional Studies in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and worked as an Art Therapist and administrator in health care settings for 23 years. She taught art therapy for seven of those years at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and for a short time at College of New Rochelle.

Her second career as a ceramic artist has enable her to exhibit and sell her work and continue her love of teaching. Youngman is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University, Pleasantville campus, where she has taught ceramics since 2011. She has also been a Professional Teaching Artist through ArtsWestchester since 2008 and has conducted ceramic arts residencies in schools and community sites and and facilitated workshops for Teen Tuesdays, Family Arts Bash and Arts Mobile. Most recently she has made Visual Art Workshop YouTube videos for children using clay and other materials.

Instagram: vickyyoungman

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