Message from Sara

Sara Patterson, EarthworksNYC owner/director

For decades, Earthworks has been a creative home for potters and sculptors. I threw my first pots here in 1990 — crooked little bowls bursting with promise. What started as a wonderful hobby quickly became my passion and my livelihood. I'm pleased to build on that tradition, and invite you to come find your expression in clay. Look through our website, get to know EarthworksNYC — maybe we're right for you.

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An instructor at Earthworks EarthworksNYC is a get-your-hands-dirty teaching studio offering classes and workshops for adults throughout the year. Classes meet for 10-week sessions, providing complete instruction in making, decorating, and glazing pots. Workshops are usually one or two sessions only, allowing a focused approach to a technique or form. MORE …

One of Earthworks' kilns We are a busy little teaching studio, well supplied with quality clay, glazes and equipment. Studio glazes are mixed from scratch, clay is recycled and processed by hand. All space is shared space, and organized by class. Students and teachers take part in keeping the studio clean and well-ordered, critical to keeping our small space a happy space. MORE …

Earthworks gallery in the studioAt EarthworksNYC we have a gallery located in the front studio area. The gallery is a great source of inspiration to students, and a treasure trove of hand-made items. We support local potters and you can, too, by stopping by to browse and shop our ever-changing selection. View our gallery page for some examples. MORE …