Pottery Private Lessons


Greenwich House Pottery is pleased to welcome individuals and small groups for private 2-hour classes or parties. We generally hold private lessons or events on Friday evenings, Saturday, and Sunday mornings and afternoons, or Monday mornings. We ask for at least two weeks’ notice prior to your event in order to book rooms and faculty members accordingly.

Prices are generally as follows (fees are subject to change at this time, given occupancy restrictions due to COVID), but will be confirmed upon scheduling:

Single 2-hour lesson for one student: $200

Single 2-hour lesson for two students: $250

Small group: 3 to 6 students with 1 instructor for 2 hours, $750. Add an additional hour for $125.    

Full class: 6 to 9 students with 1 instructor for 2 hours, $1,100. Add an additional hour for $250.

The tuition fee includes the cost of materials, and tools are provided. If participants would like to take home a completed piece, firing fees are generally an additional $10-20 per person. Participants may choose a glaze which a staff member will apply and then fire, pieces will be ready for pick up 3-6 weeks after the event.

If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson or party, please contact Megan Lee: mmlee@greenwichhouse.org.

For other rental inquires such as filming opportunities or on-site events, please contact Fabio Fernandez, ffernandez@greenwichhouse.org.

Private Lesson Cancellation and Refund Policies

  • A non-refundable 50% deposit is due at the time of booking your lesson(s) or event. The remaining balance is due the week of your lesson.
  • Cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of their lesson may receive a 50% refund, not inclusive of the deposit.
  • No-shows or cancellations made 24-hours or fewer in advance are not eligible for a refund.
  • Those who need to reschedule their lesson or event must request to do so at least a week in advance in order to coordinate faculty members and classroom availability. Please note that due to the intricacies of our scheduling process, we may not be able to accommodate all switches.

Vaccine Policy
Greenwich House Pottery (GHP) has a COVID-19 health and safety mandate: all students over the age of 18 who wish to register must be fully vaccinated. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination status (displaying your vaccination card or photo, Excelsior App, or NYC Covid Safe App). As an accommodation to this mandate, individuals who remain unvaccinated must bring proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within a week of their lesson.

Mask Mandate
While the CDC and New York City have announced changes to mask guidelines for vaccinated individuals, based on feedback from our students, faculty, and staff we are continuing to require that everyone wear a mask inside the Pottery at this time. As it happens, it’s in everyone’s best interest to wear a mask when working with clay and other dusty materials!