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Handmade pottery are beautiful pieces of dishes, pots, vases, art and more made for daily use or decoration. The originality of handmade pottery makes a simple teapot or serving bowl a perfect gift — or a uniquely handmade vase or sculpture can add a special touch to your home. Here are the best places you can find handmade pottery in New York.

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Clayworks Pottery
332 E 9th St.
Manhattan, NY 10003
(212) 677-8311
www.clayworkspottery.com

Clayworks Pottery offers teapots, serving bowls, plates of all sizes, vases, candle holders and much more. Helaine Sorgen, the artist behind the pieces, crafts with detail, style and artistry. Sorgen not only makes the one-of-a-kind pottery, she is also very kind and helpful to anyone who needs guidance on finding the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. The pottery is not just for looks either — they are dishwasher, oven and microwave safe, making them safe to use on a regular basis.

Sara Japanese Pottery
950 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-3243
www.saranyc.com

This shop has stunning Japanese pottery, including the usual dinner plates, bowls, cup sets and vases, but with a unique beauty that can make your tableware feel exceptional. The pieces are created by well-known and emerging artists, and their work is breathtaking. Sara Japanese Pottery also has beautiful glass, bamboo, textile and iron sculptures. The store is not limited to pottery, but everything is creatively handmade by talented artists.

Le Fanion
299 W. 4th St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 463-8760
www.lefanion.com

Le Fanion has more decorative pottery of mugs, bowls, dinner plates and platters than the traditional pottery shop. Aside from the traditional pottery of kitchenware, the shop also has decorative pieces you can use for display purposes. The prices are more upscale than your typical pottery shop, but the quality, beauty and uniqueness may be worth the money spent.

MUGI Pottery
993 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 866-6202
www.mugipottery.com

MUGI Pottery has the best of both worlds. The potters thrive to not only create exquisite pieces for you to take home or gift, but also to give you the opportunity to learn. MUGI offers classes for children and adults and hosts couple’s nights and parties. The pottery at MUGI’s is clearly made by passionate, artistic creators who devote a lot of time and thought into their work. Stop by MUGI Pottery to create a piece of your own or to find a special pottery set for your home.

Earthworks Pottery
1705 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10128
(212) 876-6945

www.earthworksnyc.com
For better cost-friendly yet still unique pottery, you can purchase handmade pottery at Earthworks Pottery. This place also teaches classes by talented instructors and sells work made by the teachers and students. Since the instructors are great at what they do, the students’ work are often just as amazing and unique as an experienced potter. All pottery being sold at Earthworks are made by locals and artists who are filled with imagination and have an artistic eye for rare beauty.

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