Fees and Policies

Tuition

Class tuition varies by number of weeks, hours of instruction, etc., see specific class tuition on our Classes page, click here. All tuition includes clay, colored slips for decorating, and glazes. All tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of classes.

Additional Fees

Toolkits: Basic tool kit costs $18. We also carry a selection of individual tools.

Firing fees: 5 cents per cubic inch (a mug costs about $1.80); 6 cents if any dimension is 12 inches or larger.

Benchtime: $6/hour (see "Benchtime" below for more information).
SAVE $10! Pre-Paid 10-Hour Benchtime Cards available for $50.

Towel rental: $1 per visit (class or benchtime).

Payment Options

We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
By Mail: download and complete EarthworksNYC registration form (CLICK HERE for the form); make out a check (payable to "EarthworksNYC") and send them to: EarthworksNYC, 1705 First Ave., New York, NY 10128.
By Credit Card: drop by during Benchtime hours (see our Contact page for hours) or call 212.876.6945.

Refunds

Cancellations no later than 7 days prior to the first class session will be fully refunded minus a $40 cancellation fee; cancellations during the week prior to the first class session will be fully refunded minus an $80 cancellation fee. No refunds after the first class session. Tuition may not be carried over or transferred.

Missed Classes

Missed classes will be compensated with three hours of free Benchtime. This make-up time must be used by the end of the current semester; it will not carry over to the next semester.

Benchtime

Benchtime is practice time in the studio for registered students only. It's very informal: just come in, sign in and get to work. No need to call ahead. The fee is $6/hr. If you miss a class, you get 3 free hours of benchtime as make-up.
SAVE $10! Pre-Paid 10-Hour Benchtime Cards available for $50.

Benchtime hours are listed on the Benchtime Schedule page.

Attack of the Space Invaders

Please take your work home promptly and enjoy it! Due to very limited storage space, all shelves are cleared for the start of each semester. If you will not be returning to class, please pick up your finished work, bisque, and/or tools before the start of the next semester.

Unclaimed work will be discarded.