Pottery Wheel Throwing Course

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

4 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 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 individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


786 9th Avenue, New York, NY

Your teacher
Pottery NYC
Pottery NYC

4.9 (74)

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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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!
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