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It is with our deepest regret to announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend Katherine Hoover. She was a gifted classical flutist who taught for many years at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. She was a world renown composer and author and her passing has not only been felt at Mugi where she has taken  pottery classes for over 12 years  but has been felt world wide. She was (and always will be) extraordinarily gifted and loved by many. We say farewell and offer our support to her also gifted and loving husband Richard in these times.

Goodbye for now.


It's finally live!!!!  From novice to expert potter in one day? Not likely. See what happens when J.Pickens gives it a try. Check out the video of Outi on HGTV with the talented J. Pickens trying his hands at the wheel.


Welcome to our Studio

Mugi Pottery Studio is a unique gem on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (NYC) having been part of the neighborhood community since 1987. We proudly provide a relaxed and comfortable pottery studio for learning and making pottery in a fun and creative atmosphere guided by our team of friendly, skilled and patient instructors, and we offer classes for kids and adult of all ages and skill levels. Our class sizes are small to ensure individual attention to every student, from the most inexperienced and curious beginner to a seasoned pottery veteran. For those who are not quite yet ready to commit to a full session we we offer a monthly Intro to Wheel Throwing class. We also have a lovely gallery space in which we showcase high quality, one of a kind functional pottery pieces made by our professional studio potters that are sure to bring pleasure to your everyday table and to be the highlight of your table setting for special occasions and holiday celebrations, and of course our unique pieces are the perfect choice for weddings, housewarming or hostess gifts. A unique array of mugs, platters, bowls, casseroles, teapots and vases are always available at reasonable prices. Every so often we also showcase the pieces made by our studio associates and students for pottery made in our classes and studio space.

We have created a selection of one time experiences for fun outings for dates, corporate events, bridal showers, family activities and birthday parties for all ages. Our twice monthly Couples Nights are popular for date-nights with couples looking for hands-on creativity and our workshops for corporate events are great for team building or a special day out of the office. Our birthday parties serve as an interactive setting for your children's birthday party for an actual class that the kids are directed through the projects step by step and we will clean up the mess afterwards.

In the front of the store, you can enjoy a brightly lit gallery showing unique pottery, while in the back of the studio, you'll find a spacious teaching space for our pottery classes.

Please stop by to see a class in progress or peruse the pottery in the showroom or say to say hi to our studio mascot, Maxi the friendly guard dog who occasionally spends a day greeting visitors.


Maxie Our Studio Guard Dog