Outdoor ceramic workshops

Discover the joy of creating with clay in this series of serene outdoor hand-building ceramic workshops. Nestled in a tranquil natural setting, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature while exploring the art of ceramics. Participants will learn traditional hand-building techniques, such as coil, pinch and slab building to shape clay into personal works of art.


This hands-on experience is not just about crafting; it's a moment to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, immerse yourself in the soothing process of working with your hands, and find peace and inspiration in the great outdoors. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, this workshop invites you to slow down, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy a refreshment and create something beautiful.


Workshops will be held on Fridays, July 26th - September 6th from 9:30 - 12:15 and will be located at Cortlandt Manor, New York, Westchester County. 


Each week will have a different theme and you will be able to create a ceramic artwork from start to finish. Come to one, or commit to creating this summer and purchase a bundle at a discount!


If you would like to attend more than one workshop, scroll down to "Workshop Bundles".



  • Week 1 - Leaf Plates
  • Week 2 - Animal Sculptures
  • Week 3 - Nature Textured Vessels 
  • Week 4 - Coiled Planters
  • Week 5 - Animal Sculptures
  • Week 6 -  Nature Textured Vessels
  • Week 7 - Mushroom & Tree Sculptures




  • Clay
  • Tools
  • Engobe (clay paint)
  • Instruction
  • Clear finish glaze (done by Emma)
  • Two kiln firings
  • Unique outdoor experience
  • Completed artwork
  • Refreshing beverages


See individual workshops for specifics!


  • Apron
  • Tools from home (make sure you put your name on them!)
  • Photos, books, resources of inspiration for the chosen theme (try to choose a resource besides your phone so you can give yourself a chance to disconnect!)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat



  • Artworks will be available for Pick-Up 3-4 weeks after class. The artwork takes time to dry, fire to bisque ware, glazed and then fired a final time for durability.  
  • An email will be sent to you before your class with extra items to bring if necessary for each theme, the location of the workshop and postponement/rain date due to the weather not behaving :)
  • Workshops are non - refundable but you can do a make-up another week if there is availability.
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