JayCraftCenter

Pottery made by hand for a comfortable fit in yours

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Announcement    Restock coming Monday 3/29/21 at 5pm EST. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for more information and preview what is being listed. @JayCraftCenter

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Announcement

Last updated on Mar 28, 2021

Restock coming Monday 3/29/21 at 5pm EST. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for more information and preview what is being listed. @JayCraftCenter

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Are you a local customer? Use coupon code ADK518 to waive the shipping fee and send us a message with your order to arrange pick up.

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Cheri Cross

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Cheri Cross

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About JayCraftCenter

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On Etsy since 2012
Video summary: Welcome to the Jay Craft Center. We opened our store in the small Adirondack town of Jay, NY in 1980. We joined Etsy in 2012. In this video we walk you through the process of making one of our hand carved mountain mugs from start to finish. I start by wedging and putting the clay through a pug mill to mix the clay and get out any air bubbles. Next I weigh and form clay balls to throw on the wheel. I form the mug shape on the wheel then attach a handle. My son draws and carves a mountain design in the mug and lets it dry. After the mug has dried I glaze it in a dark forest green and load it in the kiln. Once the kiln cools the mug is removed from the kiln and is complete. Thank you for watching, if you want to see more check us out on Instagram and Facebook @JayCraftCenter.
Video summary: Welcome to the Jay Craft Center. We opened our store in the small Adirondack town of Jay, NY in 1980. We joined Etsy in 2012. In this video we walk you through the process of making one of our hand carved mountain mugs from start to finish. I start by wedging and putting the clay through a pug mill to mix the clay and get out any air bubbles. Next I weigh and form clay balls to throw on the wheel. I form the mug shape on the wheel then attach a handle. My son draws and carves a mountain design in the mug and lets it dry. After the mug has dried I glaze it in a dark forest green and load it in the kiln. Once the kiln cools the mug is removed from the kiln and is complete. Thank you for watching, if you want to see more check us out on Instagram and Facebook @JayCraftCenter.

Family-owned handmade pottery for over 40 years.

My business partner Lee and I met in a college ceramics class in the 1970’s and have been making pottery together ever since. After college we sold our pottery at craft shows until we opened the Jay Craft Center in 1980 to sell our work as well as the work of other local artists. The store and studio are housed in an old grange hall in the small Adirondack town of Jay, New York.

Our son Kaiden joined the team in 2012 and enjoys creating Adirondack and animal themed designs. Since 2014 Lee has been making pottery in North Carolina and has built his own studio there, where he can make his pottery in a warmer climate and bring it back up to the store in New York. All of our pottery is handmade from start to finish. Each piece is one of a kind and made to last a lifetime.

If you are ever in the Adirondack area, please visit our gallery and studio located at 12953 Route 9N in Jay, New York. Items sold in our Etsy shop are only a small sampling of all of the pieces we have to offer in our store, including works by other local artists.

Shop members

  • Cheri

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Potter, Artist, Painter

    I make all my pots with the goal that they will be used every day and become treasured family heirlooms. I like to bring my pottery to life by painting designs on my pieces, including pinecones, irises, black eyed susans, trout, birds and more.

  • Lee

    Owner, Potter, Artist

    After making pottery in the Adirondacks since the 70's I moved to NC in 2014 and built a new studio in an old railroad Stationmaster’s house. My recent work focuses on bold colors, carved designs and combining different clays in a marbleized pattern.

  • Kaiden

    Assistant, Maker, Designer

    As the son of 2 potters I spent a long time trying not to follow their footsteps, but now have come to realize how much I love pottery. I started with a line of farm animal themed pieces and have since branched out into Adirondack inspired designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 17, 2020

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Items must be returned in original condition to qualify for refund. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
Shipping
We strive to get your items to you as quickly as possible and usually get items sent out between 1 to 3 days. We offer shipping via USPS priority for speed and included insurance.

Please be aware that shipping maybe slower than usual due to COVID-19. We send out our packages as quickly as possible, but cannot guarantee the speed of USPS.

At this time, we only offer shipping within the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
We reuse and recycle packaging material as much as possible.

Please note that all of our pieces are handmade and therefore one of a kind. No two items are exactly alike and items sold in sets may not match each other 100%. We do our best to accurately depict our items in all our photography, but be aware that there may be subtle differences due to the nature of digital images.

All of our pottery is durable, lead free, and dishwasher and microwave safe. We recommend avoiding thermal shock, such as pouring boiling water into very cold pottery, which could cause cracking.