Pottery Wheel Throwing Course

Learn pottery from start to finish in this four-week pottery course in NYC!

4 x 2 hours Class size 15     label $325

If you're curious about pottery making and want a mini-course on the process from beginning to end, then give this NYC ceramics course a go! It's a chance for complete beginners to try their hand at the potter's wheel, with no experience necessary.

In this pottery class, you will be meeting for four consecutive weeks. During the first class, you will learn wheel throwing basics of how to make a basic form on the pottery wheel. Then, your instructor will guide you as you try it yourself. You'll be able to try and try again until you get a piece or two that you like.

In week two, this will be repeated so that you can gain a little more experience and time spent on the wheel actually producing forms. We will cap the number of works to four per person total.

During week three, you will have the opportunity to trim the works from week one by turning them upside down on the potter's wheel. You will also be able to sponge your works to a smooth finish and further refine. Also in this week, you can carve and paint works to change their color.

In the last class, on week four, you will learn glazing which is how you decorate and add color to your pottery by painting on a liquid glass suspension. Various colors and surface textures are available. The works that you create will be ready to be picked up one week after the last class.

This class is great for those who want to experience clay and have their hand in every part of the process from start to finish, allowing the artist to be exposed to all the stages of firing and finishing.

If you're interested in learning a new and relaxing hobby, pottery will allow you to dig your hands into clay, unwind, and create unique handmade ceramic goods!

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get
Finished pottery pieces.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

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


786 9th Avenue, New York, NY

Your teacher
Pottery NYC
Pottery NYC

4.9 (227)

Pottery NYC is the premier studio for one-off classes for events, individuals and groups. We have short-term classes allowing for lots of availability and a streamlined system for getting you your work back quickly. If you've ever wanted to try your hand at crafting ceramics without the long commitment, Pottery NYC are specialists in the one-time experience! At Pottery NYC we offer group classes in the potter’s wheel, handbuilding, and jewelry/Pendant making.

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Kathryn Lurie May 2023

This class was a lot of fun and Lou is fantastic! So patient and funny and kind.

The only thing I'd say to improve the class is to have a longer one - several more sessions so that more time can be used throwing and maybe have an option where you can go in on your own time to practice. I'd like to be able to get good at this somehow! :)

Thanks for a great class, Lou

Natalie O'Brien May 2023

I did the 4 week pottery class and it was so much fun. Lou was a great teacher and looking forward to throwing 1.5!

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course review by Natalie O'Brien - New York City

Nora Geier May 2023

I really enjoyed the class. The teacher was fantastic and I not only learned a lot but also got to take three pieces home.

Kayla Kendall May 2023

This class was perfect for beginners! Lou, the instructor was really patient with us as we were practicing and learning techniques. They were also very thorough when demonstrating, which is always helpful as a beginner! It was fun seeing how everyone’s pieces turned out at the end of the class as well. Overall great value! Would recommend to a friend :)

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course review by Kayla Kendall - New York City

Shannan Tims Apr 2023

I had such a lovely time at this Pottery Course and would recommend to anyone who is looking to learn, or even just for some relaxing fun! Our teacher, Lou, was amazing - she had such great vibes and made my first try at wheel throwing easy to navigate. I want to come back for more courses already :)

Aayesha Ayub Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I had an amazing time here! My teacher Lou was phenomenal- very sweet and helped us a ton. Lou’s presence truly made this class that much more enjoyable.

The facility is nice and our time is spent well here with two days of wheel throwing, one day of trimming our pieces, and the last day for glazing.

I definitely had a learning curve but Lou helped me through my mistakes to ensure I ended up with some great experiences. I loved this experience so much that I’ll be back for another course!

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Steve Marchetti Mar 2023

Pretty much ever aspect of this class was stellar. The location is convenient, the instructor Lou was fabulous, super-helpful and super-friendly, and amazingly nice.
I enjoyed my fellow classmates, and I feel I learned so much. I will definitely take another class here!

Jen Begazo Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Lou was such a great and supportive teacher! All the necessary materials were provided with helpful guidance. The atmosphere and other learners in the class were a lot of fun to be around. I found myself looking forward to every Tuesday and was really sad that the class only lasted 4 weeks. Definitely worth the experience and very very very happy with the end result! Will come back for more classes!

Rebecca Viney Mar 2023

Lou was absolutely fabulous and it’s a great intro class for learning the wheel.

Meghan Marhan Jan 2023

This was the perfect beginner class to wheel throwing. Lou was the best, most supportive and fun teacher possible. I learned so much in a short amount of time and can’t wait to take another class.

Morgan Phelps Jan 2023

SOOO much fun! It was an awesome class. Our teacher was so fun, helpful and good vibes all around. Was a relaxing and fun experience. Would 100% recommend!

Rita Bar-Or Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great teacher. Loved the course. Wish it has a sequel.
Enjoyed the class very much.
The number of words needed here is annoying.

Susie Mirabedini Jan 2023

I can’t rave enough about Lou! I think our entire class was obsessed with her. She was so nice and helpful and such a genuinely good teacher

Aurelie Wulff Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was such a great experience i can’t wait to come back! Lou was an amazing teacher patient and so supportive!
2023-06-09 15:00:00
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