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Cone Five Gallery Fires Up on Hertel

Greg Link, ceramist and owner of Cone Five Potter, recently purchased a building on Hertel Avenue, and what he has done with it is nothing short of breathtaking. The building, formerly home to Nova Photo, is the perfect setup for Greg, who told me that he never anticipated on moving again, but when the opportunity came up to purchase the building (across the street from where he was leasing), he couldn’t pass up on the opportunity.


If anyone deserves a building like this, it’s Greg. And if any street deserves an artisan like Greg, it’s Hertel. Greg’s ceramic work is spectacular. I’ve owned one of his handcrafted kitchen colanders for years, and I can attest to its beauty and durability.


Cone-Five-Buffalo-NY-2015-3Not only does Cone Five carry all of Greg’s creations, there are also plenty of other artisans represented in the shop/gallery.

The interior looks spectacular, and the front of the building is very eye-catching during the day, and at night. “It was a nightmare fixing all of the transom windows,” Greg told me. “But it was worth it. This is the last time I will ever have to move, and I don’t mind putting money into the building because it’s mine. In the past, I fixed up all of the spaces that I occupied, even though I was only leasing. It feels good to invest time and energy into a building that’s your own.”

Cone Five Gallery | 1508 Hertel Avenue | Buffalo NY | 716-332-0486 | Facebook



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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