Ceramics Classes in NYC

We are pleased to begin welcoming our community members back to Manny Cantor Center. As MCC begins unpausing our programs, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. All members, guests, and staff will be asked to visit mannycantor.org/healthscreen before entering the building each day to complete a short health screening questionnaire. Please complete your health screening, and show your results to our Health and Safety Monitors before entering the building.   

Please click here to view information about Manny Cantor Center’s program protocols for health and safety. Please review this page ahead of your visit. 

Prospective students across skill levels are invited to join our Adult Ceramics course, in which burgeoning potters are introduced to the foundations of the medium—from using a pottery wheel to handsculpting and glazing—and intermediate students can take rudimentary practices to the next level by learning how to form handles, lids, spouts, and other finishing touches that elevate basic vessel forms. Advanced participants have the opportunity to customize their instructional experience based upon their interests and abilities. All levels welcome.

Adult Ceramics Classes Include:

  • Small group setting (Due to COVID-19, ceramics sessions are running at a limited capacity of 5 students per session)
  • Materials including clay and glazes.
  • No hidden fees & up to 1000 cubic inches bisque and glaze firings at no additional cost.
  • Firing fees of 5 cents per cubic inch after the first free 1000 cubic inches of firing (One time credit card payments required before the end of the term).
  • Adult Open Studio time included at 2.5 hours per week for each enrolled student. Students must reserve a weekly Open Studio time slot during registration. Available sessions are:
    • Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 – 3:30 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 – 12:30 pm, 1 – 3:30 pm and 4 – 6:30 pm
    • 5-week sessions or 10-week courses available (Click here to see our Schedule at a Glance for dates for Session 1 and Session 2)

Weekday morning, afternoon, and weekend classes offered. 

Adult Ceramics Classes:

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We are still offering a limited number of scholarship seats for our in-person art courses. Please click here to inquire about our available scholarships.