Ray throwing a pot.


And welcome...

...to the website of Ray Boswell's pottery retreats and the Bostree Studio. Please continue to visit us here and at our other websites The Bostree Gallery, and Rough Cut Videos, to stay abreast of upcoming retreats, gallery exhibits, special events, instructional DVDs and more.


Retreats are a way of stepping back and making a space to reflect so as to come to a decision or to focus on the creative spirit and on centering one's life to encounter peace and open up new insights. Possible retreats are, but not limited to a morning, afternoon or evening reflection of about 2 to 3 hours. A retreat can be as short as a 15 minute sermon or as long as a half day retreat, a whole day retreat or even a multiple day or weekend retreat. For 30 years Ray Boswell has been blessed to facilitate retreat work and days of reflection in churches, schools, prisons, hospitals, hospices, corporations and retreat centers. He has worked with ages from second grade to seventy and from religious communities to yoga students. Adapting retreats to fit the organizer's goals, Ray uses his potter's wheel and clay to impart messages of creativity, love and a gentle call to relationship. His retreats are interactive: participants may sing and share their thoughts, Sometimes, they even make their own pieces of pottery.

Please use the menu bar at the top of the page to find out more about Ray's retreats.

Bostree Studio and Gallery

Bostree was opened by Ray and Terry Boswell in 1982. Back when it all started, the small shop in Sugar Loaf, NY sold only Ray and Terry's work. In 1984 they purchased a building on Wood Road where they moved their gallery, home, and studio under one roof. Then in 1999 Terry moved the gallery to the center of Sugar Loaf, expanding it to include the work of numerous American craftspeople as Ray became more involved with retreat speaking and teaching. In 2001 Ray completed the building of a three floor barn at 56 Wood Road, Sugar Loaf where he expanded his pottery studio. In 2007 their son Andrew, after attending RIT, began to sell his pottery alongside his father’s. As Andrew's production increased, Terry once again began to focus on selling work made by the Boswell family and a few friends. Today Terry is in the process of moving the gallery back to Wood Road, Sugar Loaf, NY, and Ray devotes most of his time to his numerous speaking and retreat engagements. To find out more about the Bostree Gallery, go to www.bostree.com. To view Ray's speaking and retreat schedule, got to the top of this page, hover your mouse over retreats, then upcoming dates and then click on the year.

These tealight luminaries and more are available online at www.bostree.com or at the Bostree Gallery in Sugar Loaf, NY.