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.

Winter Semester Starts the Week of January 17th

Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings 6:30-9:00pm and Thursdays 10:00 am- 12:30.

Please email to inquire about availability.

Each Section:  (8 classes) $320                

An additional $45 minimum firing fee (non refundable). The cost of each piece is.035 charge per cubic inch -includes both bisque and glaze firings). Once minimum is used up there will be those additional charges per piece.

 Included: Open studio hours for enrolled students (within your session dates-last day of class)
Tuesday, 10-:00am- 1:00pm and 6:30-9:00pm (ceramic studio)
Wednesday and Thursday-6:30-9:00pm (art room)
Saturday and Sunday- 12-4pm (ceramic studio).

 Register via this form, and send to



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 $30 (contact for discount code)
Non-Members $60
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 3:00 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.