Introduction to the Potters Wheel

at Mugi Studio - Upper West Side

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Upper West Side, Manhattan
993 Amsterdam Ave
Btwn 108th & 109th Streets
New York, New York 10025
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 7

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this pottery wheel class:

Have you always wanted to try out the the pottery wheel but not quite ready to sign up for an entire session? This one time introductory class lets you get your hands dirty on the wheel without the time commitment.

You will experience how thrilling it is to get the clay spinning on the wheel while we explain the basics of centering and pulling up the walls of the clay. Since any work made on the pottery wheel requires more than one session to finish the pieces, none of the work will be completed in this class. We make lots of pottery to take home in our Adult Classes.


Q: Is this BYOB?
No. The school does not encourage drinking (or eating) during the class as this is a hands-on class and the students are engaged in making the project. Most people choose to go out for drinks or dinner after the class.

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Refund Policy
Refund Policy For All Classes Except Couples Night:
  • $75.00 non-refundable deposit is required at registration.
  • No Refunds will be given once the session begins
  • Fees may not be transferred to another session.
  • Class Fee includes one two hour class a week, all materials, use of studio tools and practice time during scheduled hours.
  • $25.00 Firing fee deposit will collected at registration for all adult classes.
Refund Policy For Couples Night - Handbuilding Pottery:

For Credit or Refund, your class must be cancelled 24hrs before start time. No Refunds or Credits will be issued if cancelled less than 24hrs before the day and start of the class.


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Reviews of Classes at Mugi Studio (86)

(86 Reviews)
Introduction to the Potters Wheel
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/23/2018
The teacher seemed unprepared for the number of people in the class and we weren’t even allowed to take anything home that we made.
Introduction to the Potters Wheel
Reviewed by Jason M. on 12/2/2018
Great class. We were hands-on right away and got to shape a few "finished" pieces even though there wasn't a follow up class to actually finish them.
Introduction to the Potters Wheel
Reviewed by Andrea V. on 8/5/2018
Great opportunity to learn how to use a potters wheel
Introduction to the Potters Wheel
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/25/2017
Val was a great instructor. Perfect amount of time to learn the basics of the wheel and practice. I really enjoyed this class and am now looking to take a full class! Perfect intro class for beginners.
Introduction to the Potters Wheel
Reviewed by Suzanne K. on 3/24/2017
My daughter and I took this course. After a brief introduction and prepping the clay, we were put right on the wheel and for the next two hours we created, made mistakes, recycled our clay and kept trying until by the end of the night we actually had some vases, pots, even a plate! We had so much fun - learning by doing, learning by making mistakes and trying over and over and over again. My only regret is that we could not keep anything we did (but this was clearly spelled out before we even enrolled). My daughter and I have the bug and we will be back for a series of classes that will lead to fired, permanent pieces. If you ever wanted to experience wheel throwing, take this course. It is a blast.
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MUGI was started as a working studio and gallery space in Manhattan in 1983 by three adventurous potters looking to establish a venue to sell their work and make pottery classes available to the population of Upper West Side. Right from the beginning they had great local support and MUGI continues to...

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