Clay Lounge is a fun environment where all are welcome to come experience clay. Whether you are beginning your journey into pottery or are an experienced ceramicist, Clay Lounge will ignite your creativity.


Located in the South End of Boston in SoWa Arts District, Clay Lounge was built to make pottery accessible to the urban resident. Created to help people unplug and relax, this is a friendly space where experimentation and artistic growth is encouraged.

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SoWa Arts+Design District

Clay Lounge is located in the heart of the bustling SoWa Arts + Design district in the South End of Boston.


This community of contemporary galleries, accomplished artists, and chic shops is the creative center of Boston and home to a weekly Sunday Farmer’s Market and monthly Gallery Opening.


Plan your trip and explore your creative side at SoWa.

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Jesse Golden

          Teacher, Artist, Owner

Jesse, the artist behind J.G Clay, opened Clay Lounge to build a community where people could connect over pottery.


Jesse has been a student of the craft for over a decade. In 2019 he was living in Los Angeles and tired of working a corporate career while moonlighting as a potter. He decided to leave his job and coordinate a 5 month ‘Ceramic Sabbatical’ across Asia where he participated in artist residencies, studio visits, and home stays throughout China, Taiwan, S. Korea, and Japan.


Returning to his home city, Jesse sought to coalesce these styles to help inspire others with his art.

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Kaila Braley

          Teacher, Artist

Kaila has been making functional pottery for the last six years. She has taught wheel-throwing at Fuller Craft Museum and loves introducing people to the joy of making pots. There's nothing quite like the excitement of throwing a piece that makes you proud.


Kaila is drawn to pottery because she loves the idea that you can make objects that add a bit of magic, whimsy, beauty, and human connection to an ordinary activity such as making a cup of coffee.


Kaila also works full-time as a Studio and Gallery Manager at Local Pottery Studio and Gallery in Norwell.

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Sammy Sass

          Teacher, Artist

Sammy loves pottery because it is geometry in motion and a practice in slowing down, centering, and paying attention. She teaches because she enjoys sharing the craft with others and sharing the moments of revelation when a beginner pottery finally feels the synergy between their hands and the clay.  

When not in her studio, she teaches art and creativity to students in Boston. She has been making and teaching pottery for over 15 years.

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Caitlyn Chwatek

          Teacher, Artist

Caitlyn Chwatek was born and raised in New Jersey before moving to Boston where she recently graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She completed a BFA in both Painting and Ceramics.


Her paintings are primarily genre scenes done in oil, while her ceramic work is comprised of functional vessels. Her studio practice is mainly inspired by history, current events, and psychology.

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Shop The Lounge

Our gallery features local artists' works. Shop online or swing by the Lounge to see the unique handmade wares.