Potters Julie Hadley, Diane Waller and Peggy Clarke’s 2,000-square-foot ceramics haven functions as both studio and shop. The latter, located at the entrance of the bi-level space, showcases seasonal home decor and stoneware made by New York artists on site. If you're planning to host a family feast, scoop up Clarke’s crimson stoneware bowls ($35–$100) and small teapots ($45–$65), which double as vessels for dressings or gravy. After the family leaves, bust out Clarke’s red-and-white porcelain sake set ($50, includes pitcher and three glasses), then nurse your hangover the next morning with coffee sipped from avant-garde Richard Stauffacher stoneware mugs ($45–$65), emblazoned with faces that have hands attached to their heads in place of antlers. Embellish your tree with Liane Montesa’s ceramic origami crane ornaments ($15), or your mantel with Stauffacher’s mischievous two-inch snowmen figurines ($15), boasting carrot noses that have been put in backward, through their heads or in inappropriate positions below the waist.
|Venue name:||La Mano Pottery||Contact:|
110 W 26th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri noon-9pm; Sat, Sun noon-6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, 1 to 28th St|
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