Operation Teapot

Lakeside Pottery provides an outlet for artistic endeavors.

Who knew that playing in the mud could be so much fun? 

, located just north of downtown on Newfield Avenue, not only creates beautiful pieces, but since its opening in 2002, it has also taught thousands of students the ancient art of pottery. 

An energetic atmosphere and a real passion for the work is just part of the reason for the success. Owners Morty Bachar and Patty Storms, also husband and wife, create a dynamic synergy that seems to feed into the creativity of the students. Morty, an engineer, and Patty an artist, joke about rarely being more than 12 feet apart — ever. 

Storms told Patch that on the occasion where they are apart, it’s akin to the feeling of "missing a wallet or purse." 

"It just doesn't feel quite right," she said. 

What does feel right is the warm welcome and hearty generosity that you're greeted with when you step through the threshold of Lakeside Pottery. Whether looking for an outlet of stress or creative juices or both, Lakeside Pottery is a wonderful outlet for individuals, families and companies for team building. Patch decided to peep in on all the fun. Take a look at what we found.

Kimberly February 11, 2011 at 02:08 PM
The gallery of photos are GREAT! It's so nice to see pictures that capture life in the images and events rather than just poses and poses and more poses... G. Anthony Cork has a unique journalistic eye that brings us IN. Thank you for your stories and for your photos.


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