Saturday Nov 9th, 7pm - 9pm
MUGI was started as a working studio and gallery space in Manhattan in 1983 by three adventurous potters looking to establish a venue to sell their work and make pottery classes available to the population of Upper West Side. Right from the beginning they had great local support and MUGI continues to be a thriving part of the Upper West Side community.
The studio was laid out to accommodate pottery classes for adults and children, as well as individual instruction. The gallery space was designed to show and sell functional and one-of-a-kind pottery that could represent the highest possible standards and still be affordable. As they found fitting in the theme of the studio they also invited artists of other mediums, painters, sculptors, photographers and jewelry makers to show their work.
Over the years Mugi has become a destination for many people who keep returning to find wedding presents, house warming gifts and pottery for their homes from all over the country and sometimes from all over the world.
In October 2004 two of the founding members decided to relocate and the remaining original member, Margot Harwood, invited Outi Putkonen to join in as her partner at Mugi. Together they have made small operational alterations such as increasing the practice time available to students and organizing field trips to Margot’s gas kiln in Sag Harbor, Long Island. They have also made many improvements in the studio, painting it inside and out and installing new environmentally friendly lighting in the gallery, carefully trying to maintain and respect the Mugi that has survived many changes and turmoil New York City has endured in over twenty years. Margot and Outi continue to strive for a relaxed but inspiring environment not only to students but the many artists they have invited to show at Mugi.
The teacher seemed unprepared for the number of people in the class and we weren’t even allowed to take anything home that we made.
Great class. We were hands-on right away and got to shape a few "finished" pieces even though there wasn't a follow up class to actually finish them.
The class was fun but I didn't feel like I learned anything new. I would've liked to see a few more techniques of how they make stuff in the studio and a bit of information about the glazing process. It was definitely not worth 125. And I wouldn't recommend this class to anyone
Great opportunity to learn how to use a potters wheel
The class is great! I learned a lot!
We enjoyed the class very much. Ivan was our instructor, and he was great! Would highly recommend—we are thinking of returning for another class!
This was a great course I had so much fun with my fiancé and we are not interested in having more classes
Very fun and easy to follow! Thank you for a great experience!
Val was a great instructor. Perfect amount of time to learn the basics of the wheel and practice. I really enjoyed this class and am now looking to take a full class! Perfect intro class for beginners.
This was a fun way to spend a couple of hours and i like that it culminates with you each making something you can have in your home. Maybe not to share with guests(i'm not an artist) but its a nice keepsake from a fun date night.