Tribeca Clayworks at Manhattan Youth

 Tribeca Clayworks, the first clay studio in Tribeca, has been conducting ceramics classes for the past 20 years. Now housed at the Downtown Community Center, we offer classes for adults and children. Our classes are taught by professional ceramic artists in our fully-equipped ceramics studio. With pottery wheels, slab rollers, clay extruders, electric kilns and lots of space to work, our classes are designed for all levels.

Summer Sessions begin in June 2018

Please email to inquire about availability.

Adult Handbuilding and Pottery Wheel Sessions
This class covers all methods of hand building and working on the pottery wheel. For all levels, each class begins with a demonstration and students followed by students working on individual projects.


8 week sessions: Mondays (All levels) 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM   6/11 - 7/30

Wednesdays (Intermediate) 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  6/6 -8/1

Thursdays (All Levels) 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM 6/7 - 8/2                                                                           

Cost: $320 + $45 (initial firing fee). Re-firing charge (3x which is not usually necessary) Fees are: 6" and smaller $5, 7" and above $10 
Click here to register

Open Studio (for Registered Students): 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM                                                                     

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Adult Introductory Handbuilding Workshop
If you've always wanted to roll up your sleeves to have some fun working with clay, this is your opportunity. We are offering a 2 1/2 hour Introductory Hand-Building workshop with Tribeca Clayworks at the Downtown Community Center. Working with our ceramic artists, you will learn many of the hand-building skills needed to make all kinds of functional and sculptural works of art.
If you want to keep your work, you can glaze your ware during the session, and for $15, we will fire it in our kiln.
At the end of the class you can take a spin on the pottery wheel--just be prepared to get dirty!
Introductory Class Times:
Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 - 2:30 PM
Cost: Members $25 (contact for discount code)
Non-Members $50
Reservation/registration required. Click here to sign up.
Saturday Family Clay Day: A Great Way To Spend A Saturday 
Starting in September, you and your family can come to our ceramic studio between the hours of 12 PM - 3PM for a 1-hour clay session. A Clayworks instructor will show you some fun projects with wet clay. You will then glaze your work and all pieces will remain in the studio to be fired and picked up in 10-14 days. Drop in for an hour of fun when it is convenient for you - just arrive between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. 
All materials are non-toxic and safe.
Drop-in: 12 PM - 3 PM
Fee: $25 per family (max 4 people) for members only.
Mommy/Daddy and Me Ceramics
You and your child, 2-3 years old can drop into our state of the art ceramics studio for a class with wet clay, glaze and an instructor who will take you through the whole process of making your own masterpiece! All materials safe, lead and toxic free.
Drop-in: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM  
Fee: $10 drop-in fee. Members only.
After-School Classes (Children Ages 5-12)
Monday k-1 grade 3:30 - 4:40 PM k-5 grade 4:40 - 5:50 PM
Tuesday k-1 grade 3:30 - 4:40 PM k-1 grade 4:40 - 5:50 PM
Wednesday 2-5 grade 3:30 - 4:40 PM 2-5 grade 4:40 - 5:50 PM
Thursday 2-5 grade 3:30 - 4:40 PM 2-5 grade 4:40 - 5:50 PM
Open Ceramics: Saturdays 3:00 - 4:30PM kids 5th -8th grade.
Kids in 5th -8th grades can join ceramics staff in the art room for handbuilding projects.  Included in Membership.