Wednesday Oct 30th, 11am - 1pm
La Mano Pottery is a full service ceramic studio located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Opened in 1998, La Mano provides a welcoming studio environment for beginners and experienced potters. Here, everyone can relax, learn, and enhance their creativity while working with clay.
Classes are offered weekly for those interested in hand building or using the potter’s wheel to make unique handmade items. The class schedule includes a wide array of programs for adults as well as teenagers, young children (over age 5), and for parent/child groups. Private lessons are also available.
All classes are small, and are designed to help students develop and advance their skills and creativity (see descriptions and schedule below). Teachers freely share their enthusiasm for pottery and offer personal assistance to help students realize their ideas. Ample practice time is available to all students at no additional charge, and there is always a knowledgeable studio assistant on duty.
La Mano is equipped with 29 electric pottery wheels for throwing. A separate area is set up for hand building, complete with slab roller and extruder. Six electric kilns, firing regularly to cone 05 and cone 5, allow for the production of hundreds of beautiful pieces each week. Two distinct clay bodies, and a unique collection of glaze recipes (mixed right in the studio), offer a palette of colors for all tastes and projects. Small pottery tools, clean towels and aprons, as well as an extensive library of ceramic books and magazines are made available for everyone working in our space.
Really interesting class--learned a lot and loved the end project I got to take home with me, as well as what everyone else in the class made. The teacher was great too, I'd definitely go back for another class and would recommend it to others.
Great place, & super-friendly instructor!
The teacher was fantastic and enthusiastic! Loved the class! Can’t wait to further explore the world of pottery!
Great class - plenty of time to practice. Mia was a great teacher, so chill and very helpful!
The class was great and I walked away with a piece that I was really happy with, despite never having touched silver or polymer clay before! The 'making' portion was quite rushed, so I'd recommend to the instructor to spend less time on the upfront demo and more hands-on time helping students design and make their projects. All of us in the class were surprised by the materials fee. I thought I had read the description of the class more than once to see whether it was mentioned, and I missed it. I'm still glad I took the class, but I'd recommend making that a bit more prominent in the description and mentioning the cost so students don't feel misled.
This place seems to be pretty unstructured, and the woman by the front desk was pretty rude too. However, the space itself is clean, spacious and comfortable to be in.
The class was simply amazing!
Teaches you the fundamentals of wheel throwing in a fun and accessible manner. A perfect way to spend an afternoon or early evening.
I enjoyed the class tremendously Amy was excellent and very informative and knew exactly what she was talking about and knows her trade very well and I will be coming back for second class I can’t wait to get started again I loved it
Instructor was rude and the whole class is rushed
Wednesday Oct 30th, 11am - 1pm
Saturday Nov 2nd, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday Oct 19th, 6pm - 8pm
Friday Nov 1st, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sunday Nov 10th, 10:30am - 12pm
Sunday Nov 10th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday Jan 7th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Thursday Jan 9th, 4pm - 5:15pm