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.

To Register for Adult Ceramics classes, fill out this form and email to

To Register for Adult Handbuilding Workshops click here.

More information below!

Adult Ceramics Classes
Adult Ceramics Fall Registration information will be available August 10th. Summer classes are filled.

Session 1: Wednesdays (Intermediate class) | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5 class session- $210 includes materials/firings: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9

Session 2: Thursdays (All levels) 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5 class session- $210 includes materials/firings: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10

Open Studio (Only enrolled students, no instructor)
Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturdays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sundays 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For more information or to register for this session please
contact Susan Kay at or call at 347 -853-7765
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 11 AM - 2 PM 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 11 AM and 1:30 PM. 
All materials are non-toxic and safe.
Drop-in: 11 AM - 2 PM (starting in September the hours will be 12:00PM -3:00PM)
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 AM - 11 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