…and welcome to Ray Boswell’s pottery retreat website.

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.

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 seven 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. To view Ray’s speaking and retreat schedule, hover your mouse over “Retreats” above, then “Upcoming Dates,” and click on the year.


Retreats provide a way of stepping back to make a space for reflection 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 to new insights.

Possible retreats are, but not limited to a morning, afternoon, or evening reflection of about two to three hours. A retreat can be as short as a fifteen minute sermon or as long as a half day retreat, a whole day retreat or even a multiple day or weekend retreat.

The Bostree Gallery

Ray’s wife, Terry, manages Bostree, the Boswell family gallery, in Sugar Loaf, NY. Opened in 1982 and located in the Boswell home for many years, it sits next door to the three-floor barn which Ray built in 2001 when he greatly expanded his pottery studio. Ray shares this studio with his son, Andrew, who in 2007, 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 other talented craftspeople. 


“Visit us at the Bostree Gallery in Sugar Loaf, NY or online at www.bostree.com.”  ~Terry Boswell