Saturday, May 18, 2013

CLASS INFORMATION: Yonkers Pottery Studio: Wheel Throwing, Sculpture, Handbuilding Ceramics Classes for Adults & Children: Lower Westchester County & Hudson Valley, New York

photo and large coiled bowl by emily parker
Class Schedule:
Find our class and open studio hours schedule here.

Class Prices:
  • Introductory/trial one-time class = $40 (information & registration for trial classes here)
  • 6 classes = $174 ($29/class - expires 2 months from purchase date)
  • 10 classes = $270 ($27/class - expires 3 months from purchase date)
  • 15 classes = $390 ($26/class - expires 4 months from purchase date)
  • 20 classes = $500 ($25/class - expires 5 months from purchase date)
  • Special project workshops = $60 - $150
Firing Fees:
Current firing fees for students are 4-cents/cubic inch and cover bisque AND glaze firing, plus all materials EXCEPT underglazes, which are an additional charge (when used) of $1.00/piece.

Class Description: 
ALL of our classes are mixed-level (novice to experienced) and include pottery wheel and hand-building ceramics instruction. We all learn from one another! Students can execute their own project ideas or can ask teachers for project ideas.

Hand-building methods taught include pinching, coiling, slabbing, sculpting/modeling, extruding and more. On the potter's wheel you will learn, with lots of practice, to make cups, bowls, vases, plates and even composite pieces like teapots.

Please make sure to bring:
  • An apron (or wear clothing you don't mind dirtying). Making pottery is messy business.
  • A towel you don't mind dirtying
  • Pottery-Making Tools
  • Masking tape, on which you will shut tight your wrapped drying pieces and write your name, so they're always easily findable
  • If you have it, the studio is always in need of clean dry cleaner's clothing plastic covers. We wrap our drying projects in plastic. If you don't have this DON'T WORRY. We will have some on hand for you.

TOUR OF YONKERS: Yonkers Pottery Studio: Wheel Throwing, Sculpture, Handbuilding Ceramics Classes for Adults & Children: Lower Westchester County & Hudson Valley, New York

photo by cori morenberg, taken at untermyer gardens
Don't Be Lost In Yonkers!

There's too much to do and see here. Yonkers is one of the sparkling gems in the string of Hudson River town jewels of lower Westchester County, New York. Make it a destination, or your home. Yonkers was recently rated #10 on a list of 100 best places to raise your kids by Children's Health Magazine. If you're coming for a ceramics class at Yonkers Peace Pottery Studio grab a meal, visit a museum, take a hike...

Here are a few of our favorite Yonkers restaurants, museums, trails, and more (in no particular order):

South County Trailway
Untermyer Park & Gardens
Tibbetts Brook Park
Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
Science Barge
Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market

Lefteris Gyro III
Xavier's X2O
Eileen's Country Kitchen
Wholesome Goodness
Tomo Japanese Cuisine
Irish Coffee Shop

Yoga & Eastern Wellness:
The Stretch
Ren Dao Wellness Center - Community Acupuncture & Martial Arts
Nueva Alma
Hot Yoga Yonkers

Art, Music, Culture, History:
Yonkers Peace Pottery Studio
The Hudson River Museum
Philipse Manor
Blue Door Gallery
Urban H2O
Yonkers Brewing Co.
Untermeyer Performing Arts Council

Miscellaneous Recommended Services & Community Programs:
Padilla Tree Service
Shaw Realty
Greyston Foundation
Groundwork Hudson Valley - Yonkers
City of Yonkers - Green Policy Task Force