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Ceramics for Beginners

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side

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Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
Venue: S369, 3rd Fl, S Bldg
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this ceramics class:

If you’re brand new to ceramics and want to try a class in a fun and social environment, here’s the best way to start!

This class is the perfect way to find out how you like getting your hands dirty while learning about the exciting world of clay. You’ll get an introduction to the basics of handbuilding and wheel throwing in a single, accessibly-priced class. Please note that work will not be fired.

Please Note: Work will not be fired.

Important Notes: 
  • With 25 electric potters’ wheels, a gas reduction kiln and three electric kilns, 92Y’s Ceramics Center is one of the best equipped in NYC. During the fall and spring semesters students have the opportunity to take classes using stoneware. In the summer, porcelain is the material of choice. 
  • All work is glaze-fired to cone 10. Clay is included in the cost of tuition (unless you use bagged clay, which may be purchased for $20 per 25-pound bag). 
  • Our firing charge is 5c per cubic inch for two firings for all work made in classes and workshops. 
  • Students must supply their own tools, which may be purchased from 92Y.

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Refund Policy
Refund Policies:
92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.
There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.
If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.
Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:
  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.
All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.
To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.
Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


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Question from anonymous
Do i have to bring my own supplies/buy my own supplies for the intro course?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello there! Supplies are not provided so you can either bring your own tools or you can purchase the tools for $25 and Apron for $16 at 92nd Street Y. You can check the list of tools you need here: https://prnt.sc/g3hk1k. Hope this helps!
Question from anonymous
Hey, I just signed up. Will we be able to fire and take pieces home (if we pay more?)
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Work will not be fired. Items need to be fired to take home as they fall apart if they aren't. Firing charge is five cents per cubic inch for two firings for all work made in classes and workshops. I hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (622)

(622 Reviews)
Ceramics for Beginners
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/27/2018
The instructor was really friendly and spent time with everyone in the class.
Ceramics for Beginners
Reviewed by diane h. on 12/12/2017
Nice intro to all ceramic techniques, but it would have been nice to take one ceramic item home
Ceramics for Beginners
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/17/2020
Ceramics for Beginners
Reviewed by Catherine B. on 1/16/2020
Ceramics for Beginners
Reviewed by Seung Ho P. on 1/21/2019

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