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About Andrew Quient Pottery
Andrew Quient founded his first studio in 1976 in Glen Cove, New York. In 1999 he decided to move to the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. He found a unique post and beam building with lofty ceilings and abundant natural light, and renovated it for his studio and gallery. The building, a local landmark, has proved ideal as a work space for the artist and his students, and as a showplace for finished work.
The pottery is just ten minutes from the center of Northampton,
renowned as a hub for the visual and performing arts. With its galleries,
museums, open spaces, restaurants and lodgings, the area offers many opportunities
for cultural and outdoor recreation. It is a magnet for visitors from throughout
the country and abroad. See Visiting the Pottery for more travel information.
In the Gallery
Visit the gallery to see Andrew Quient's unique work, known for its classic wheel-thrown forms and striking geometric patterns. The gallery also offers fine functional ware at popular prices, and a variety of colors and patterns. The tactile appeal of each teapot, vase, pitcher or bowl, its form, color and visual texture, as well as its ability to serve its practical purpose, all enhance its value as a work of art that is also a companion to one's everyday life. The presence of a fine wheel-thrown bowl on the dining table, or of a decorative jar as the centerpiece of a room, will transform and enrich the environment of your home.
If you cannot visit the gallery in person, you can browse
our online gallery
and purchase pieces for shipment directly to your home.
The studio is designed for both production and teaching. During class time the teacher instructs by demonstrating and circulating among the students to give individual help. During open studio sessions teacher and students work together in a sociable atmosphere. The students all benefit from watching their teacher creating his own work.
The studio is equipped with ten electric potter's wheels,
so that during classes and open sessions there is never a need to wait for
a free wheel. Worktables are provided for handbuilding and glazing. There
is abundant shelf space for the storage of student work. Spacious windows
provide natural light and a view of open space. The studio is fully accessible
to the handicapped.