Intro Workshop: Handbuilding

at La Mano Pottery - Chelsea

Course Details
$75 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jul 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Chelsea, Manhattan
110 W 26th St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10001
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6

What you'll learn in this handbuilding class:

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 he or she has molded into flat sheets, rolls, coils or other shapes. Handbuilding is generally more time intensive than other potter techniques. Also, the finished product tends to show imperfections and irregularities that distinguish handbuilt pieces from ceramic art made using a potter's wheel. 


Q: Can I take what I make home? 
 Yes, students do have the option to keep the pieces they make for an additional $15 glazing/finishing fee per piece.

Q: Do we make our own ceramic pot?

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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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Start Dates (9)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD 1 $75
6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD 1 $75
6:00pm - 8:00pm Doreen Baskin 1 $75
6:00pm - 8:00pm Doreen Baskin 1 $75
6:00pm - 8:00pm Monica Freisem 1 $75
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 8:00pm Timberly Stephens 1 $75
6:00pm - 8:00pm Doreen Baskin 1 $75
6:00pm - 8:00pm Timberly Stephens 1 $75
6:00pm - 8:00pm Doreen Baskin 1 $75

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Reviews of Classes at La Mano Pottery (101)

(101 Reviews)
Intro Workshop: Handbuilding
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/10/2019
Instructor was rude and the whole class is rushed
Intro Workshop: Handbuilding
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/13/2019
I think it was over priced, considering that you have to pay extra to take what you've built after $75 worth class for pottery.
Intro Workshop: Handbuilding
Reviewed by Anna D. on 11/3/2018
I really liked this class! It was fun and casual and I got a lot out of it
Intro Workshop: Handbuilding
Reviewed by Barbara F. on 3/18/2018
It was entertaining and easy to follow. Good way to learn something new!
Intro Workshop: Handbuilding
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/3/2016
This class is basically paying $75 to play with clay. The teacher did not really guide us except to tell us what we couldn't make, and if you pay extra to keep a piece you make, you don't get to pick the color of your glaze. It was a fun activity to do with a friend or significant other, but it's odd that this class is priced the same as the wheel class which includes much more technique instruction.
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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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