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Welcome

From within our modern context of mass-produced ceramics,  we strive to make thoughtful and beautiful pots which can cast light on our relationship with daily articles of domestic life. We hope to help attune people's awareness to the subtle ways in which a pot can enrich our everyday experiences, bringing thoughtfulness and human connection into our lives as a whole. 

stages of making

Wild Clay

We dig our clay at a nearby property in West Hurley, NY. After getting the raw material, we slake it down and push it through a screen in order to remove any large debris. Once we have a nice thick slurry, we add small amounts of other refractory clays to make sure it can withstand high firing temperatures. 

Throwing

Each piece starts as a ball of clay and is thrown on the potter's wheel at our home studio in West Shokan, NY. We usually work in a series of six to twelve at a time for each idea or form.

Glazing & Firing

We use ash glazes exclusively, which means that all of our glazes contain wood ashes that are collected from our wood stove during the long winter months in the mountains. We also experiment with local clay slips and stone dusts. None of the materials we use in the process are toxic, and our glaze recipes are kept simple, using only 3 or 4 ingredients. We fire the pots in a small salt kiln at our home, and participate in woodfirings throughout the Hudson Valley

Testimonials

Our first 28a Clay piece was a teapot that we received as a wedding gift. We were so inspired by the craftsmanship that we continued to collect their pieces along the way. The duo that make up 28a Clay are always so helpful and thoughtful when I’m selecting the next piece for our collection. The warmth that these handmade gifts bring to our home is so wonderful and for that reason their pottery make a perfect gift for loved ones as well. We love to follow the 28a Clay journey as they master their artistry and bring uniqueness to every new piece they create. 

Liza H.

We received the mugs today and they're incredible!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

Eliza M.

"I really liked the class.  In the other class I had been taking for over 2 years I didn't feel like I was progressing and learning new skills.  Meredith and Harry helped me to become a better potter.  They taught me new techniques and how to really use the wheel, they are both really talented with the wheel.  I used to only be able to make pinch pots and plates but after only a few months at 28A Clay I started making professional looking bowls and pots.  They helped me become a better potter.  They have a nice studio and are really nice people!"

Jake L., age 11

Available by appointment

914-582-5103

610-405-0091

or write us at

PO Box 3

West Shokan, NY, 12494

info@28aclay.com

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