In this beginner class, students learn the basics of making pottery on the wheel. Our experienced instructors guide the class as they work with clay, taking it from the initial idea to the final glaze stage. Our class size allows for individualized instructions and the chance for students to pursue their own projects. Students learn the fundamentals of wedging, centering, lifting, and throwing on the wheel. Students will also be taught how to properly trim and glaze their pieces. Specific projects such as cups, bowls, lids and handles are introduced.
*All classes are 3 hours long. No previous experience is required. We also welcome those returning to clay after a break, looking for a refresher course. Class fee includes the cost of underglazes, and glazes. Firing fees are additional $.06 per cubic inch.
At this time, as per NYC Small Business Services, The Painted Pot, as a small private business, has the right to require customers, ages 5 years and older, to show proof of vaccination. Masks are requested.
Open Studio Hours
Members: Monday through Sunday, 24/7/365 Access to studio.
If you cannot attend your reservation, please cancel your appointment.
If you don't show for your appointment, you are keeping someone else from using that time slot.
Staying Past Reservation Time
You should be out the front door (on the street) at your end time. Not cleaning, not dealing with pottery/firing fees, not collecting your personal items. This is a crowding/safety issue.
You will receive ONE warning for staying past your reservation end time.
A second infraction will result in the termination of your studio time privileges.
This is not something we want to do, but we have a schedule for a reason. Staying late is not only a COVID issue, it also causes problems for the person scheduled after you and creates more work for our staff.
We have added clocks to both walls in the back and encourage you to set a timer on your phone to be sure you clean up and leave on time.
We no longer provide outside firings or walk in services for the ClayHouse Brooklyn studio.
Firing fees will be additional at $.06 per cubic inch. Note: You will be able to pay for firing fees at our kiosk in the studio.Students will need to provide their own tools or purchase a tool kit for $18 at our studio.
To request a cancellation of a class and refund, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not call to request a refund. Refunds must be requested more than 7 days prior to class start date for a full refund minus $25 processing fee. If you cancel your class within 7 days of class start date, a refund of 50% will be available for credit only. When cancelling your class within 7 days of class start, you will have 6 months to redeem your credit which will be in the form of a virtual credit to be given when requested to register. No REFUNDS once the class begins, nor can you transfer to another class or to another semester. We cannot be flexible on our policy and there will be no exceptions.
Make-Up ClassesWe no longer offer make-up classes due to COVID-19 restrictions and the fact that each class has full enrollment. There will be no exceptions. You are responsible for showing up for class each week.