Welcome to the Clay and Glass Walking Tour.

Nothing is more transformative than watching a lump of clay or liquid glass become a piece of art through the hands of the artist.

Take the Tour.

The Studios cover five floors, but please note that the first floor is not accessible by the elevator – use the stairwells for first floor access. At this time the Lofts are not open to the public except for special events.  We encourage you to view the loft artist profiles and make a private appointment to see their work. Only artists who have a profile on our website are listed on the tour but there are plenty more so please explore.

  • Studios: First Floor

    The first floor is home to Navigation Brewing which is open Thursday – Sunday.
    Studio: 197

    Artist: Samantha Foster

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    I like making interesting, somewhat quirky functional wares from a lump of #clay.

    Studio: 199

    Artist: Aron Leaman
    Studio Name: Mill City Glassworks

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    Mill City Glass Works is a glass blowing studio that serves as a way to bring the experience of working with hot glass to those who are interested. We are offering a calm, respectful and creatively stimulating environment with a strong practice of the fundamentals in this very old and unique craft. We offer Classes, Experiences, Workshops, Private Lesson, and Private Events.

    Studio: 141

    Artist: Maria Peddy
    Studio Name: Pup Dog Pottery

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    The first time I tried clay I was a 20 year old college student. I played around, on and off for many years after that without any real seriousness. I didn’t discover a love for it until many years later when I started taking classes through the BCAE in Boston.

  • Studios: Second Floor

    The second floor is home to Nibbana Cafe which is open Thursday – Sunday, the Loading Dock Gallery which is open Wednesday – Sunday, as well as Refuge Lowell – an after school arts program for teenagers.
    Studio: 207

    Artist: John Brickels

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    I sculpt architecturally themed sculptures that show the effects of time, weather and entropy. I also create absurd factory machinery and fictional automobile mechanicals.

    I use slab and extruded stoneware clay. Some sculptures are enhanced after firing with layers of acrylic paint.

    Studio: 275,278

    Artist: Peter Zimmerman

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    Just your friendly neighborhood glass blower.

    Studio: 281

    Artist: Myong Jung
    Studio Name: Myong Jung Porcelain

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    My porcelain pieces are influenced by the technique of 18th Century Meissen European porcelain. Each collectable is hand-built and hand-painted. Once formed, each hard paste porcelain object is fired 5-7 times in a kiln. Then, they are brought to life with the finest of enamel colors.

    Studio: 298

    Artist: Yary Livan

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    Yary is a Cambodian ceramic artist and sculptor who fires in traditional wood burning kilns. He is one of the only master ceramicists still at work after surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide in his homeland, and the only one known to be living in the United States.

  • Studios: Third Floor

    Studio: 323

    Artist: Nooshin Manoochehri
    Studio Name: Ceramics By Nooshin

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    Custom made ceramics. Ready made gifts for all occasions.

    Studio: 330

    Artist: Erika Noymer
    Studio Name: Delicious Glass Fusing Studio

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    Delicious Glass Fusing Studio is also home to Lucy the Kiln, which is where the magic happens.  Erica likes bold colors, bold contrasts, dichroic sparkle, the fact that you aren’t around any hot glass and sharing her explorations into all kiln formed glass with others.    She has her glass art for sale and offers glass fusing and casting classes.

  • Studios: Fourth Floor

    Studio: 414

    Artist: Joe and Ivy Pompei
    Studio Name: Pompei Stained and Fused Glass

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    Pompei glass has gained a reputation among architects, interior designers , builders and homeowners as premiere supplier of architectural art glass windows and doors.  Pompei windows and doors are installed throughout the US , Canada, and in the U.K.

    More recently, the Pompei’s welcomed their daughter Marissa as a full time studio member. Marissa is a fused glass artist, specializing in unique fused glass 3D sculptures, jewelry and other accessories.

    Studio: 411

    Artist: Carol Rissman
    Studio Name: Carol Rissman Ceramics

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    I use foliage and natural objects both as inspiration and as actual tools for creating surface designs on my ceramic wall pieces and necklaces. A former Resident Artist at Harvard University’s Ceramics Program, my work is shown at venues including the Fuller Craft Museum and the U. Mass Medical Center, as well as in my gallery at Western Avenue Studios.

  • Studios: Fifth Floor

    Studio: 586

    Artist: Leena Cho and Sam Kim
    Studio Name: Slow Hands Studio

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    Slow Hands Studio is a creative space for two artists with slow hands—Leena and Sam. We carefully craft a mix of functional, sculptural and artistic objects with ceramics, paintings and more. We’re navigating the creative world together, one slow creation at a time.

  • Lofts

    The Lofts are only open to the public during First Saturday or other special events as posted.
    Loft: 124

    Artist: Wendy James

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    While primarily a painter, my ceramic sculptures and pottery are playful, often including an element of surprise.

Thank you for visiting us and going on a walk tour. Remember to post photos of your tour on our Instagram feed @westernavearts.
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