Hudson Valley Pottery School Business Overview
Located in the village of Rhinebeck, NY, we are a fully equipped, welcoming pottery school and community of ceramic artists and students. We offer classes, private lessons, workshops and birthday parties for all ages and levels of ability. We currently have 4 adult classes, 1 family/kids class and a figurative sculpture session with a model.
Our studio includes:
8 Shimpo Whisper VL wheels and tables
2 Skutt electric kilns with furniture
1 18” slab roller and extruder
Bailey’s pugmill mixer
2 large handbuilding tables on casters
14 different glazes in buckets on casters
Many built in and portable shelves
Space that has just been created for rent to a potter as an independent workspace
Display shelves for student/instructor work on sale
Office area with a point of sale system including laptop with Quickbooks POS, cash register, receipt printer, and credit card machine. System is networked with office laptop running QuickBooks in upstairs office.
Glaze mixing room with containers and shelves in basement
Outside covered counter space and work area
2nd floor: 400 sq. ft. well lit studio/gallery space, small office area with wireless router, printer, file cabinets, 2 storage closets, bathroom, small frig.
The business is a turn-key operation. It has been owned by Ann Moring and Carl Parris for the past two years. We took over the business when the previous owner wanted to move on. Ann is a painter who was renting the studio space upstairs. We wanted to help save a treasured resource in the community. This was a labor of love. We have made many renovations to improve the process flow and to facilitate faster turn-around for completion of student work. We have a wonderful studio manager and skilled staff of instructors. There is an attractive and thorough website: www.hudsonvalleypottery.com
However, not being potters ourselves we did learn that we were not in the best position to run the school from a financial perspective. We have had to pay for any skilled services required – primarily studio manager and instructors. We recommend that prospective buyers be experienced potters and instructors. We are prepared to share financials with serious candidates.
Rhinebeck is a unique community in the Mid-Hudson Valley that attracts a lot of artists, professionals and tourists. It is situated along the Hudson River between the Catskills and the Berkshire mountains with easy access to NYC. Please contact us for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-416-5467 Ann Moring