Hand-building Ceramic Class

Learn hand building and the Japanese technique of Nerikomi in this pottery class in NYC!

2.5 hours Class size 8 to 12     label $105

If you're interested in learning pottery, but aren't sure where to start, join this ceramics class in NYC! In this pottery class, you will learn hand-building to make beautifully patterned ceramics.

Hand-building is a great technique for beginners to advanced potters. With hand-building, all you need is your hands and clay, so you can give pottery a try without a huge commitment. Your instructor will take you step by step through basic hand-building techniques for making handmade mugs, plates, planters, and more! You will also learn Nerikomi, the traditional Japanese technique of making patterns with colored clay.

Crafting is great for your mental wellbeing, as it allows you to reconnect with yourself and learn something new. If you are looking for ways to unwind or destress, try this pottery-making class for beginners. Soon you'll have beautiful handmade ceramics to show off, and you'll likely feel mentally rejuvenated!

This pottery class in Brooklyn also makes for fun craft nights, bachelorette party ideas, and birthday party ideas. Or if you're looking to fly solo, you'll have the opportunity to meet some new creative individuals through this unique experience!

Cancellation policy: All sales are final. No rescheduling. While it is not in our nature to say no, we are simply not able to accommodate last-minute cancellation. However, you are always welcome to send someone in your place, because we understand that things do happen.

Knowledge required
Beginner friendly!
What you'll get
Clay and tools to hand-build a piece of work of your choice! Firing is included.
What to bring
  • BYOB!
  • You are welcome to bring your own tools and fabric/items to create patterns on your ceramic work.
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.


Bat Haus Coworking and Event Space - 459 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY

This venue is within walking distance of Metropolitan Av, Lorimer St, Hewes St, Marcy Av and Broadway stations

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Founded in 2012 by Natalie and Cody, Bat Haus has been a community hub for Brooklynites, artists and creatives. We are a coworking space for freelancers on weekdays, an event space for private events, classes and workshops on the weekend!

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Gita Patel Nov 2023

My daughter and her friends really enjoyed taking this class with Seda. She was a patient and thorough teacher, and provided plenty of materials and tools, including colored clay, which we hadn’t heard of before. The classroom was zen-like and cozy.

Coleen Nguyen Sep 2023

Seda was fantastic. Knowledgeable, encouraging, and very helpful. I loved all the materials and abundance of tools provided. I highly recommend taking this class!

Carly Jul 2023

our teacher was so kind, hands on, and helpful encouraged everyone to follow their instincts!

Jannie Chang Jul 2023

a great lesson and time working with clay, very relaxing. teacher was so sweet and helpful and had solutions for every stage of the process

Reese Herrington May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Very kind and helpful instructor! She offered a demonstration and didn’t restrict our process!

Hand-building Ceramic Class review by Reese Herrington - New York City

Karen Tejeda Apr 2023

Seda ran our class and she was fantastic, really took the time to help everyone and was really friendly! You can also make a bunch of little things which is nice and there’s different colored clay (:

We ended up making a bookend, espresso cup and saucer, and jewelry plate

Hand-building Ceramic Class review by Karen Tejeda - New York City

Rachel Rottenberg Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Such a fun experience. 10/10 overall. The teacher was so nice and helpful. Class was chill and fun.

Alvin Huang Feb 2023

What was the teacher like?
Friendly and helpful

If materials were provided, did you like them?
Yes since they are for beginners and easy to work with.

Was the experience good value for money?
Yes, it was.

What did you do/learn?
I learned simple techniques for creating my pottery in clay.

What did you like most?
I like the learning experience with the small group and the help of the instructor.

Meranda Tang Dec 2022

Great relaxing class, everything was provided so you just have to show up. The teacher was really patient with all the students and gave us tips to help make our vision even better.

Brian Mulvihill Dec 2022

Our teacher today was great. She had an helpful introduction then offered hands-on guidance for our individual pieces.

Abby Thomas Oct 2022

We had a great time! The class was so creatively fulfilling, and the instructor was so helpful.

Sneha Keshav Oct 2022

Had a great time at the hand building ceramics class. Bat Haus was prompt in accommodating my request for a group workshop. Because this was a one day workshop, we weren't aiming for perfection but just learn some basics and have fun and the instructor was perfect for that. Thorough, patient and fun, she helped salvage struggling pieces, offering great advice on design and technique while encouraging us to experiment. The location was great, and we got a beautiful studio space downstairs to ourselves.

Elena Mileva Oct 2022

I took my daughter to a hand crafting ceramics class with Seda! The class was awesome! Seda was very professional, detailed in her explanations, and very engaging. She had a smile on her face during the entire class and spent a good amount of time with every student. She demonstrated different techniques, offered suggestions and encouraged her students to explore and experiment with the materials and shapes. We will definitely come again!❤

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