Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 3rd 2011
An Oscar-winning movie released in 1990 had a particularly steamy scene involving the lead couple and a pottery wheel. This may have accounted for the popularity of pottery courses that occurred shortly after that. Many people discovered they actually enjoyed creating their own sculptures and pieces, and not just re-creating that one scene.
If you've always wanted to learn pottery making, there are several places in New York City that teach this fun and actually useful craft. You can find one close to you that will help you get started or brush on what you already know about pottery making.
Let the heart and soul of the Tribeca neighborhood inspire you when you take pottery courses here. This pottery course deals with ceramic pottery, which provides you with a lot of choices in which pieces you want to work with and how you want to paint or decorate them.
The studio offers a relaxing atmosphere that makes even first-timers feel welcome. You won't feel out of place at all, especially when you start working on your own masterpiece.
La Mano Pottery
Lamano Pottery offers introductory classes, so you can see if pottery making is indeed right for you before you make a substantial commitment. If you decide that it is, you can choose from 7-, 8-, or 11-week classes.
The 11-week classes are actually a good bargain as well as an opportunity to receive more instruction. You only pay the 7-week fee, but you learn for the entire 11 weeks. In addition, classes are limited to a maximum of 10 persons. This allows you to get individual attention should you need it.
This pottery studio allows you to choose from three different types of pottery making—hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing. Adults and children alike can enroll in the classes, and no prior experience is necessary.
There are only 8 students per class, and the instructors make sure the atmosphere is one of relaxation and fun. This allows you to work comfortably, which can help stimulate your creativity and passion.