2008-12-05 / Business News

Pottery by Susan open for holiday shopping

The studios of Pottery by Susan opened in 1991 on the third floor of The Wave's historic building. For the past 17 years potters from around the city and from as far away as the island of Jamaica have enjoyed the bright, friendly atmosphere of the premiere clay studio in Rockaway.

When Wave publisher, Susan Locke, opened the studio, she immediately offered space to other full time potters. Over the years, she has taught classes in wheel thrown pottery, and built a business selling her work at shows, stores and galleries in the New York City area and beyond.

Although publishing The Wave keeps her busy, she says she still finds time to make pottery and keep her passion for the medium alive.

The studio is now home to potters Susan Locke, Gene Nichol and Cecile Kops, who also makes silver jewelry, Nina Dybskaya's carved clay jewelry, and Norma Allende's stained glass and sculpture studio.

Works by these artists are offered for sale in The Crafts Shop, on the street level of The Wave Building, Monday thru Friday. You will find original watercolors by Florence Stiefeld, Norma Allende and Arlene Cornell, slate paintings and holiday painted glassware by Mike Delia, wildlife pencil drawings by Susan Bernstein and sparkling stained glass ornaments and boxes, watercolor bookmarks, gas fired functional pottery and raku fired decorative pottery.

And you can find some unique stocking stuffers as well.

An extra special event is planned for Saturday, December 13.

Visit the shop and meet the artists. Join us for a kiln opening and watch as we empty the kiln of the newest creations. It is always a surprise, says Locke.

The Crafts Shop of Pottery By Susan, located on the street level in The Wave building at 88-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, will be open for your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 13 from noon to 4 p.m. During the week we are open during regular Wave business hours.

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