Ray throwing a pot.


And welcome...

...to the website of Ray Boswell's pottery retreats and the Bostree Studio.

For 30 years, potter, teacher and artist Ray Boswell has shared his unique merging of creativity and spirituality with thousands of adults and children throughout the tristate region, earning accolades from retreat participants and parish leaders alike.

Please continue to check back here and at the Boswell’s 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 in Sugar Loaf, NY. In 1984 they purchased a building on Wood Road in Sugar Loaf which housed their home, gallery and studio under one roof for many years. In 2001 Ray completed the building of a three floor barn next door to the house where he greatly expanded his pottery studio. The gallery has been through several incarnations since 1982 and in 2007 Ray and Terry's son Andrew, after attending RIT, began to sell his pottery alongside his father's. Today at the Bostree Gallery you can find the work of Andrew, Ray, and Terry as well as the work of several other talented craftspeople.

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.

Visit us at the Bostree Gallery in Sugar Loaf, NY or at www.bostree.com.