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Hand-Building Workshops

at AlterWork Studios - Astoria 30-09 35th Ave, Long Island City, New York 11106

Hand-building is an ancient art of creating objects out of clay with just simply your hands and some basic tools. Unlike wheel- throwing, hand-building allows for numerous variations in form, so come in ready to be creative, experiment and explore. These 2 hour workshops are part of an ongoing series that will cover different hand building methods,...

Monday Jul 22nd, 7pm - 9pm

Intro Workshop: Handbuilding

at La Mano Pottery - Chelsea 110 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Students attending this class will learn classic ceramics techniques used to make teapots, vases, coffee mugs, and practically any functional and sculptural works they can imagine. This class is "trial" class is a hands-on intensive (2 1/2 hours). "Handbuilding" is a process whereby the potter shapes, assembles and embellishes pots from clay that...

Saturday Jul 27th, 6pm - 8pm

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Colored Porcelain Coffee & Espresso Mug Workshop

at Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics - Greenpoint 67 West St Ground Fl #1, Brooklyn, New York 11222

This workshop is a hand building course using slabs of porcelain to build functional tablewares. In the workshop, we will apply colored clay "slips" to the surface of the mugs and create decorative patterns in blue, black, gray, and pink. Workshop participants will make at least 2 mugs that will be finished with glaze. The mugs can be picked up 2-3...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 10am - 1pm

Porcelain Jewelry + Accessory Dish /Mug Workshop

at Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics - Greenpoint 67 West St Ground Fl #1, Brooklyn, New York 11222

This is a hand building course using slabs of porcelain to build jewelry. Workshop participants will make at 5 pairs of earrings and 5 brooch, lapel pins, backpack pins or hat pins (5 pieces total) and 1 accessory dish / Mug that will be finished with glaze. The items can be picked up 2-3 weeks after the workshop. The workshop is 3 hours and is a...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 3pm - 6pm

Hand-building Workshop – Ceramics

at Chameleon Club Studio - Williamsburg 622 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11206

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn clay basics and fundamental hand-building techniques and apply them to create your own personal mug or planter. Class sizes vary from 4-8 people. You can choose to have your work fired and glazed for you for an additional $12. Your work will be finished and ready for pickup in 3-4 weeks. You can also have the...

Monday Jul 29th, 7pm - 9pm

Couples Night - Handbuilding Pottery

at Mugi Studio - Upper West Side 993 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10025

In this class you will learn how to make cups, vases, trays, containers and other functional objects by using various handbuilding techniques of pinching, coiling and slabs. This is a terrific introductory class to working with clay, no prior experience is required. Important Thing to Note: The pottery wheel is not used in this class as it requires...

Saturday Sep 14th, 7pm - 9pm

$125
for 2 students

Doll Making Workshop

at Chameleon Club Studio - Williamsburg 622 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11206

You will learn ceramic hand-building and figure sculpting techniques to create heads, hands and feet to be attached to a doll body that will be provided by the artist. Your pieces will be fired and completed for you. Note: You will leave your work to be fired and picked up or mailed to you once it’s done. Shipping fee not included in admission...

Saturday Sep 14th, 12pm - 3pm

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Handbuilding and Pottery Wheel for Adults

at Tribeca Clayworks - TriBeCa 120 Warren St, New York, New York 10007

This class will cover basic handbuilding techniques and all skills working on the pottery wheel. Developing skills through practice, we work individually with students so you can focus on which technique you prefer but  encourage exploring both. The class will cover glazing and finishing techniques but not as indepth as the surface class.The...

Monday Sep 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$450

10 sessions

Handbuilding and Wheel (Beginner/Intermediate)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Play in the mud and discover the joy of working with your hands! Learn the fundamentals of ceramics and pottery in one of the best equipped studios in NYC. Study with expert teachers and learn the fundamentals of handbuilding and wheel techniques. Join our beginners’ classes for an introduction to the fundamentals of handbuilding techniques —...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 9am - 12pm

  (14 sessions)
$593

14 sessions

Handbuilding and Surface

at Tribeca Clayworks - TriBeCa 120 Warren St, New York, New York 10007

Handbuilding is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. Handbuilding techniques allow for a wide range of creativity. Using press and hump molds, and other types of form aids you can create functional and sculpture work. We will also explore many surface...

Monday Sep 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$450

10 sessions

Handbuilding & Pottery Wheel for Adults (Intermediate)

at Tribeca Clayworks - TriBeCa 120 Warren St, New York, New York 10007

Our classes are taught by professional ceramic artists in our fully equipped ceramic studio with pottery wheels, slab rollers, clay extruders, electric kilns and lots of space to work. This intermediate class is for students who have some experience on the wheel and handbuilding. Focusing on building the students individual skills, we will cover all...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$450

10 sessions

Hand Building Intensive

at Chameleon Club Studio - Williamsburg 622 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11206

If pinch pots and coils are old news and you want to go deeper into the world of hand-building techniques join us for an advanced hand building course. You will learn more in depth tools for building, decorating and finishing your work, including an intro in different methods of painting, glazing, and adding color. Weather you want to make a series...

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$180

3 sessions

Kids: Wheel/Hand Ceramic Day Camp (Ages 4-6)

at Choplet Ceramic Studio - Williamsburg 238 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Children are invited to join a professional ceramic studio and explore the numerous possibilities clay has to offer, such as hand building, sculpting, tile/mosaic making, decorating and glazing, and wheel throwing.  At our facility, students have the satisfaction of creating an artwork from scratch and bringing it to its final completion. Every...

Monday Aug 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$390

5 sessions

Handbuilding and Wheel (Beginner)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Play in the mud this winter and discover the joy of working with your hands!   Join our beginners’ classes for an introduction to the fundamentals of handbuilding techniques — pinch, coil and slab construction — and wheel throwing to make bowls, vases, cups, plates and other vessel forms. Supply List: To view the list please click...

Monday Sep 16th, 9am - 12pm

  (14 sessions)
$620

14 sessions

Handbuilding and Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Now that you have at least two semesters of Beginner/Intermediate Handbuilding and Wheel classes under your belt, you’re ready to move on to our more advanced classes. Working with world-class teaching artists, you’ll explore your personal voice through clay and learn how to develop personal work as you build on your skillset with more advanced...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (14 sessions)
$593

14 sessions

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