*Must have attended at least 2 adult pottery wheel classes prior to attending intermediate class.
In this class, students have the chance to master the potter’s wheel through a variety of individual projects. Our instructors have years of distinguished experience in ceramics, fine arts and teaching to provide hands-on instruction. As students pursue their own personal pieces, they are simultaneously guided through a series of advanced techniques such as surface decoration, coiling, box constructions, and how to create functional and sculptural forms.
Projects and demonstrations may include but are not limited to: large bowls, tall cylinders, pitchers, lidded pieces, and how to use slip and washes. The class will follow an organic structure with the goal of elevating their wheel skills to the next level. Specific classes vary depending on students’ requests.
*All classes are 3 hours long. This class is NOT for beginners, a minimum of two previous wheel classes are required. 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.