There is something therapeutic about doing pottery, working in the wet clay and transforming it into a work of art. If you are looking for something challenging and creative, you might want to consider taking pottery lessons. You can visit the studios before you make a commitment to take lessons and get a chance to see what the students create, meet with the instructors and find one who has the personality and style that you will feel comfortable with. You might also consider attending with a friend, kind of like the buddy system. And your own private support group and critic. Who know, maybe you will progress far enough to have your work entered in a show or two.
Earthworks Pottery at 1705 First Avenue (88th St.)
New York, New York 10128 has pottery lessons for adults. They have lessons for both beginner and advanced students and there are no more than 10 to a class. Take a look at the gallery page and see some of the creations made by their students. They are truly works of art.
Greenwich House Pottery has been in operation since 1909. They have lessons for both adults and children, with special classes for seniors and teens, at all levels from beginner to master. They have sessions all times of the year and the more advanced students enter their works in competitions. They also have financial aid available, but the cost is really not that prohibitive. They are located at 16 Jones Street
New York, New York 10014-4132
The 92nd Street Y has pottery lessons that are supported by a grant, so the cost is very minimal. You can come an visit the studio before you make a commitment. The lessons range from 4 to 7 sessions, depending on which one you choose, but why not let them recommend the lessons they think will be the best for you depending on your level. They are located at 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, New York 10128
There is a lot going on at Chambers Pottery in TriBeCa. They have classes available for both adults and children and they also do private lessons. And something very special, Pottery Birthday Parties and Corporate Creativity Pottery Workshops. They are located at 153 Chambers Street
New York, New York 10007
The Potter’s Wheel is located in Queens, New York and you can take both pottery and ceramics lessons. The pottery lessons are Wheel Throwing. It is held once a week for ten weeks and last for 2 ½ hours. The Ceramics lessons also are for ten weeks. They have children’s lessons on Sunday’s and it is another ten week program. The address is 120-33 83rd Avenue, Kew Gardens, New York 11415