Learn to make your own pottery — from a lump of clay to a finished vessel, including centering, shaping, trimming, decorating, and glazing! All adults are welcome — from complete novice thru more experienced. Small class sizes allow teachers to give lots of individual attention.

REGISTER for classes or workshops — click here.

Summer Classes

Summer Classes begin June 11, 2019. Registration starts May 14, 2019.

IN SUMMER, the studio switches from stoneware to cooler-firing terracotta, which allows students to use color slips, transparent glazes and majolica for different and exciting decorating options.

Thursday Mini Classes are a great way for beginners to try their hands at pottery, and for experienced potters to give it another spin! For regular students with summer travel plans, these brief sessions help stave off “pottery deprivation”! The 4-week Potter’s Wheel Intro Class class will focus on the basic techniques involved in making and glazing cups and bowls on the potter’s wheel. In the Majolica Painting class we’ll explore the centuries-old glazing technique that originated in Iran and came to prominence in Italy and Portugal. “Majolica” allows for bright, colorful, detailed glaze patterns. NON POTTERS are welcome! Tiles will be available for purchase, or potters may supply their own bisque-fired (cone 04) terra-cotta wares for the workshop. Both sessions are open to all levels, beginner to advanced. Register for both and save!

Wheel classes are limited to ten adults; Handbuilding class is limited to six adults. All classes are open to all levels. Check listings below for times, dates and durations; register by day and time.

Scroll down for registration information and for a link to additional information about EarthworksNYC's fees, policies and Benchtime hours.

Wheel Classes

thowing a pot on a wheel Throw pots on the electric potter’s wheel! Learn the skills needed to center, form shapes, trim and finish pots using the wheel. Decorating and glazing techniques will also be demonstrated.

Limited to ten adults; all classes are all levels.

  • Wheel Classes are 10-Week 2-Hour; $385
  • Tuesday
       (6/11–8/13, no class 7/2)
  •  1 - 3 pm
  •  6 - 8 pm
  •  8:15 - 10:15 pm
  • Wednesday
       (6/12–8/14, no class 7/3)
  •  1:15 - 3:15 pm
  •  6 - 8 pm
  • Thursday
       (6/13–8/15, no class 7/4))
  •  6 - 8 pm
       (6/15–8/17, no class 7/6)
  •  10 am - 12 pm

Handbuilding Class

handbuilding pottery Build pots by hand thru pinching, coiling, and slab construction. Decorating and glazing techniques will also be demonstrated. There is no wheel instruction.

Limited to six adults; all levels.

  • Handbuilding Class is 7-Week 2.5-Hour; $375
  • Saturday
       (6/15–8/3, no class 7/6)
  •  3 - 5:30 pm

Thursday MINI Classes

These short sessions are open to all levels, beginner to advanced.

  • Potter’s Wheel Intro Class
    4-weeks, Thurs, 6/13- 7/11, no class 7/4
    2.5 hr, 11 am - 1:30 pm, $230
  • Majolica Painting!
    Session 1: Thur 8/8, 11 am - 1:30 pm  $75
    Session 2: Thur 8/15, 11 am - 1:30 pm  $75
    Both Majolica sessions  $125
  • Register for
    All Mini Classes=$325
      Save $30!

REGISTER by day and time; All classes are open to all levels, classes are not interchangeable. Toolkits available for purchase; bring your own towel and apron. Firing Fees: 5 cents/cubic inch. Towel rental: $1/visit.

Click here for information on fees and policies.


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. If you miss a class, you get 3 free hours of benchtime as make-up. Benchtime fee: $6/hr.
10-hour pre-paid benchtime card: $50 — SAVE $10!

Click here for the Benchtime Schedule