Top Pottery Shops In Philadelphia

September 6, 2016 6:00 AM

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There are many renowned art schools in the Philadelphia area, which means there are many creative people walking the streets of this great city. Not only is it a city full of talent; it is also a city filled with people who know talent. Whether you want to make your own pottery or buy from the exceptionally talented, you can find workshops, classes, studios and shop all over the city. Here are the best local artists and international artists that make the most beautiful pottery, ceramic art, and ceramic cookware in Philadelphia.

The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-3453
www.theclaystudio.org

The Clay Studio is one of the most popular studios in Philadelphia if not the most popular clay studio. In addition to selling pottery, they also offer classes and workshops for both children and adults at different levels of experience. The studio first originated as a place for a handful of artists to share a workspace, but over the years it geared its programs to introduce the community to clay art, which in turn has become a community art center and a major focal point for ceramic arts on an international level.

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Neighborhood Potters
2034 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 236-1617
sandiandneil.com

Sandi and Neil are the creative minds behind all the beautiful functional pottery that can be found at Neighborhood Potters. The studio is located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia just blocks away from The Barnes Institute and the Art Museum. They offer pottery classes throughout the year both for adults and children. Please call ahead to schedule a tour of the studio.

Moon and Arrow
754 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 469-1448
www.moonandarrow.com

Moon and Arrow is a unique handmade crafts boutique located in the Queens Village neighborhood in Philadelphia. Moon and Arrow are an environmentally responsible shop which sells handmade and vintage jewelry, clothing and home furnishings, which includes beautiful handcrafted pottery. Be sure to check out the organic beauty of Brian Croney’s wood fired ceramic bowls. No two of these handmade bowls are exactly alike.

City Planter
814 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 627-6169
cityplanter.com

City Planter is the perfect place for gardeners and pottery enthusiasts. City Planter has a beautiful selection pots, ceramic tiles and other decorative pieces that can be used in and outside the home. The converted old warehouse is an oasis of nature and pottery at every turn. It’s the perfect place to get inspired, especially if you are an urban gardener. Unique and beautiful pottery pieces will make your home and garden the best place on earth.

Rikuma
1216 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 609-4972
www.rikumo.com

The Japanese lifestyle shop is the perfect shop if you are a true fan of Japanese design. The shop recently moved to the Mid Village section of the city to a larger place so they can expand into more than just selling Japanese pieces. The craftsmanship of their pottery pieces is quite impressive. If you are looking for quality ceramic pieces for your kitchen, don’t overlook the Tainetsu Stovetop ceramic casserole dish that can go right from the oven to the kitchen table. If you are looking for some decorative pieces, check out the precious oval birds made from clay. These adorable birds would look perfect on a side table or on a mantel.

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Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. She reports on various topics such as: Social Media, Local Events, Entertainment, Food and Drink and more. Her work can be found at http://firstsendmedia.com/