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Hand Building

at La Mano Pottery - Chelsea

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Chelsea, Manhattan
110 W 26th St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10001
$50 registration fee will be collected by the school at the start if the course.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6

What you'll learn in this handbuilding class:

Pinch, roll, coil, or flatten to make functional or sculptural pieces. Learn the basic hand building techniques with enough guidance to inspire your unique creativity.

Between classes, students are welcome to practice at no additional charge, providing the studio is open and classes are not in session.

Due to space limitations, we cannot offer make-up or drop-in classes.

Note: There is an additional fee of $50 for each course at registration. This covers materials used, including clay, glazes, tools and the cost of bisque and glaze firings up to 1000 cubic inches of pottery per course. When a student makes work that exceeds this amount, additional charges will be accrued at 5 cents per cubic inch.

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Refund Policy
For multi-session workshops:
While refunds are not available if cancellations are made within 7 days of a course start date, one half of the course fee will be held as credit to your account for future course registrations (expires after 6 months). No refunds/credits once a course has begun.

The $40 materials fee is non-refundable in 8-week session classes. This policy does not apply to Intro classes

For single-session Workshops:
No refunds or rescheduling within 7 days of workshop date. No refunds/credits will be given once a workshop has happened.


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Reviews of Classes at La Mano Pottery (101)

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Hand Building
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/2/2018
I really enjoyed this class. The teacher was very laidback and friendly, and the environment is relaxed. Good for a beginner, might feel a bit slow for a more advanced student.
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Reviewed by Jean S. on 4/26/2017
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Reviewed by Caroline M. on 4/20/2017
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Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/24/2015

School: La Mano Pottery

La Mano Pottery

La Mano Pottery is a full service ceramic studio located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Opened in 1998, La Mano provides a welcoming studio environment for beginners and experienced potters. Here, everyone can relax, learn, and enhance their creativity while working with clay.


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