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Avventura

463 Amsterdam Ave., at 82nd St.; 212-769-2510; forthatspecialgift.com

This shop’s main room sparkles with gem-toned vases, dainty glasses, and delicate Venetian jewelry. The adjacent space is filled with distinctive table settings, both traditional and contemporary. Half the inventory is imported from Venice. $$-$$$

The Clay Pot

162 Seventh Ave., nr. Garfield Pl., Park Slope; 718-788-6564; clay-pot.com

What started in 1969 as a family-run ceramics store has grown into a neighborhood fixture representing about 300 pottery, glassware, and jewelry artists and small design studios. Handmade items, like blown glass from the northwestern United States, take center stage. $$-$$$ (eco-friendly / made in N.Y.)

Cocobolo Design

195 Chrystie St., nr. Stanton St., Ste. 402D; 917-847-7846; cocobolodesign.com

This gallery is dedicated to decorative and sculptural ceramics. Custom projects are its specialty, but clients can also browse tile, lighting, and tabletop designs. $$$ (by appointment only)

Juliska

465 Canal St., nr. Dock St., Stamford, Conn.; 203-316-9118; juliska.com

This contemporary company makes glass in the Bohemian tradition: handblown and handpressed in vivid colors. Table linens, flatware, and gift items complement the main collections. $$-$$$

Klein Reid

51-02 21st St., seventh fl., Long Island City; 718-937-3828; kleinreid.com

The whimsical handmade porcelain at this twenty-yeaThe whimsical handmade porcelain at this 20-year-old institution is suitable for both use and display. Industrial designer Eva Zeisel is a fan, and First Lady Michelle Obama has even purchased some. Don’t miss the Prime collection of porcelain and hand-turned walnut vessels. $$-$$$ (by appointment only / made in N.Y.)

Michael Anchin Glass Company

212-925-1470; michaelanchin.com

Color seekers trek to Woodstock, N.Y., for Anchin’s drinking glasses, wildly patterned orb lamps, and vases, which have all been fired in his studio’s huge furnaces. $$-$$$ (by appointment only / made in N.Y.)

Michiko Sakano Glass

232 3rd St., at Third Ave., Ste E001, in the Old American Can Factory, Gowanus; 917-783-0893; michikosakano.com

Sakano seamlessly commingles glass with unexpected materials (nylon netting, false hair) in her designs. Pendant lamps and decorative vases incorporate bubbles and dyes. $$$

Miriam Ellner

526 W. 26th St., nr. Tenth Ave. Ste., 702; 212-807-6316; miriamellner.com

Ellner’s small team specializes in the art of verre églomisé, a complicated technique by which precious metals are gilded on the reverse side of glass. Her custom overlays can be affixed to any surface—walls, ceilings, tables, glass paintings, mirrors, and even elevator cabs—to evoke a stately, old-world feel. Ellner prefers to work through designers and architects, but will deal directly with the public as well. $$$ (appointment only / made in N.Y.)

Orrefors Kosta Boda

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., Ste. 602; 212-684-5455; orrefors.us

This Swedish glassware company makes products that are both high-tech and old-fashioned. Choose from classic stemware, tabletop items, colorful serving bowls, and playful figurines, like a pouty pair of lips rendered in hand-painted red glass. $$$

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