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BKLYN CLAY is a modern ceramics studio for potters, artists, production clayworkers and hobbyists, with the first community Gas Kiln in Brooklyn. We are located in the S.Slope/Greenwood Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn NY.
Classes We offer multi-level wheel and hand-building classes for adults and after-school and summer classes for kids. Classes are offered in 12 week semesters. Wheel classes focus solely on wheel throwing, Hand-building encompasses all hand-building methods and techniques and Mixed Discipline incorporates wheel throwing with hand building techniques.
Winter session: Jan. 1-March 26, 2016
Spring class session: April 3-June 25
Sign up for Summer session opens June 19, 2017
Summer class session: July 10 - August 20th
Membership BKLYN CLAY membership provides each member a private shelf space and personal door codes allowing 24/7 access to open studio hours that provide clay-workers with generous and flexible time to work, practice skills and produce work in a fully outfitted studio space.
Firing Fees/Clay bodies are separate from classes and membership fees (5¢ per cubic inch). We offer a low fire (cone 04) red earthenware, two stonewares, a white and dark that work well for both throwing and hand-building as well and fire and oxidize well in the high fire (cone 10) gas kiln. Porcelain can also be purchased from us for use in the studio.
673 5TH Avenue (20th street)
BROOKLYN, NY 11215
Interior Design / Hanlin Design
Our gas kiln
Out gas kiln distinguishes us in Brooklyn because there are so few communal gas kilns in the NYC area, and in Brooklyn we will be the first. Our gas kiln is built by Jim Bailey and his team at Bailey Ceramic Supply in upstate New York.
Gas kilns and reduction firing unique because they offer a vastly different dimension to ceramic work than electric kiln firing. A gas burning kiln demands a great deal of oxygen and that oxygen reduction process leaves its mark on both clay bodies and glazes by modifying color and visual texture. Clay body color is deepened and visual texture enhanced by dark spots that occur in a random manner over the surface.