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Northeast Ceramic Supply and Monroe ClayWorks is in transition because of Dennis’s death and the near future sale to Patrick and Marica Durkin.
We’d like to know any ideas or suggestions that you would like to see at Northeast Ceramic Supply and Monroe ClayWorks.
Please email Barbara Reeley at claywomn@aol.com
We want to make sure we’re meeting as many of your needs as possible.
Thank you to our wonderful customers and friends.

Fall 2018 Classes

To sign up please call Northeast Ceramic Supply:

Telephone: 518- 274-2722

Physical Address:       10 Monroe Street, Troy, NY

Mailing Address:        P.O. Box 817, Troy, NY 12181

Download Registration Form Here.


Instructor: Barbara Reeley

Wednesdays,     6-9 pm

Sept. 12 thru Nov. 14

Cost: $375

Making a set of dishes you can use every day, on special occasions, alone or with eleven others will be the focus of this advanced class.  We will primarily use the potter’s wheel but will texture & embellish our dish sets using handbuilding techniques. 

 Plates, large, medium & small; bowls both pasta and rounded, mugs, tumblers, vegetable bowls, pitchers, platters, casseroles, teapots, teacups, sugar bowls, creamers, gravy boats ~ and the list goes on.  Every student will make their own list of their individual dish set, draw out three sketches of their set and before setting out to throw and handbuild.

Join us for our Advanced Dinner & Dish Set Extravaganza.

 Sign up early, this class fills up and we’re only taking 9 students!!

Clay Mentoring Class


Wednesday Morning Mentoring

September 12 – October 30


Class limited to 6 Students

Cost: $275

No Beginners, this class session is for anyone who has been working in clay in any way and feels they could go further in their ClayWorks with a bit of guidance. Going to the next step in your ClayWorks can be daunting so we’ll provide you with ideas, challenges and projects that will enhance the skills you already possess. This will be a calmly eclectic class – we may each be working on different levels with varying ideas but the teaching goal is to have each student verbalize then create their clay dream.


Beginner – Intermediate Throwing Class

Instructor: Bonnie Richter

8 Weeks: Thursdays, 6 – 8:30 p.m.  

Tuesday Evenings: 

September 11th – Oct. 30th

Cost:   $300 (includes clay, glaze and firing)

This class is for anyone that wants to learn to throw on the potter’s wheel and for those that want to improve their throwing skills.  You’ll begin with wedging and throwing the basic bowl and cup shape.  Our focus will be on centering, pulling up and creating even walls.  Everyone will work at their own pace to progress to more advanced forms and handles.  We’ll work on lids, different styles of rims, feet and slightly altered forms.  You’ll learn how to trim your work and finally, glaze your pieces for their final firing in our electric kilns.

Beginning/Intermediate Handbuilding

Instructor: Elizabeth Donovan

Thursdays ,     6-8:30 pm

Sept. 13 thru Nov. 8

Cost: $300

Welcome New Potters! All you need is your hands and some basic tools to make beautiful pottery. In this class you will quickly get comfortable with handling clay, using texture and construction techniques to make useful and decorative items. Your projects can include trays, cups, vases, beads, and tiles.
Your inner artist will blossom in this supportive, fun and creative environment. Handbuilding is a joyful experience!

the pottery division of Northeast Ceramic Supply in Troy, NY