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, as well as Refuge Lowell – an after school arts program for teenagers.
Artist: Samantha Foster
I like making interesting, somewhat quirky functional wares from a lump of #clay.
Artist: Aron Leaman
Studio Name: Mill City Glassworks
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.
Studios: Second Floor
The second floor also is home to Tiny Arms Coffee which is open Thursday – Sunday and the Loading Dock Gallery which is open Wednesday – Sunday.
Artist: John Brickels
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.
Artist: Myong Jung
Studio Name: Myong Jung Porcelain
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.
Artist: Yary Livan
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
Artist: Liz Noonan
Studio Name: Liz Noonan Ceramics
Contemporary ceramics housewares, pottery and decor.
Artist: Nooshin Manoochehri
Studio Name: Ceramics By Nooshin
Custom made ceramics. Ready made gifts for all occasions.
Artist: Erika Noymer
Studio Name: Delicious Glass Fusing Studio
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
Artist: Joe and Ivy Pompei
Studio Name: Pompei Stained and Fused Glass
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.
Artist: Carol Rissman
Studio Name: Carol Rissman Ceramics
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
Artist: Maria Peddy
Studio Name: Pup Dog Pottery
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.
Artist: Leena Cho and Sam Kim
Studio Name: Slow Hands Studio
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.
The Lofts are only open to the public during First Saturday or other special events as posted.
Artist: Wendy James
While primarily a painter, my ceramic sculptures and pottery are playful, often including an element of surprise.