Taiken one day trial course $60

Not sure if you have what it takes to make pottery, or just curious to see what it is like? Try our 2 hours hand building Taiken course! Includes an introduction to basic Japanese pottery techniques and the creation of a handbuilt cup and plate. To make an appointment please email nytogei@gmail.com us and let us know what day and time work best for you, and we will schedule you in.

The classes are held once a week same day same time We encourage you to come practice during open studio hours (due to the popularity wheel members receive 2hours of wheel time per day, also it is first come basis)

Due to the small class size, we do not offer make up classes.
During the course of a class you will be making several pieces. For the pieces you wish to keep it is fired and will be measured at a fee of 5 cents per cubic inch


Hand Building 4 Week Course – $345

Hand building is perfect for people looking to create original unique one of a kind pieces. The following will be taught during tebineri classes:
* Kikuneri – A traditional Japanese kneeding technique, used to remove air, and evens the consistency of clay. This technique is also used in soba buckwheat noodle making process!
* Pinching, slab, and coil making. We will make cups, plates and large bowls.
* Understanding how to handle the clay properly. Timing alterations and trimming at leather hard.
* The last class will cover glazing methods.

October / November Tebineri class start dates

3 people minimum 5 people maximum per class *there will be no class week of November 24th-30th for thanksgiving

Saturday October 19th at 12:30pm

Monday October 21st at 1:00pm

Tuesday October 22nd at 10:00am

Thursday October 24th at 6:30pm

Saturday November 16th at 12:30pm

Tuesday November 19th at 10:00am


If you would like to enroll in any of our courses, please give us a call. Or send us an email with your name, phone number and the class you are interested in.


Wheel Throwing 6 Week Course – $450

Rokuro wheel throwing classes will show a traditional method of Japanese. The following will be taught during Rokuro classes:

*Learning how to throw off the hump. By throwing off the hump, you will be able to make multiple pieces from a single large hump of clay.                                                                 *Focus on; centering, pulling and lifting.                                                                                   *Using a shippiki (thread) to cut off the pieces from the hump, instead of the wire.     *Understanding proper weight distribution for throwing pieces in the Japanese custom,pieces are used daily, hold in hand so having the correct balance is important. Clay, tools, and glazes and are included in the class.
October / November Rokuro class starts dates
*there will be no class week of November 24th-30th for thanksgiving

Maximum of 5 people per class

Saturday October 19th at 10:30am

Saturday October 19th at 4:00pm

Tuesday October 22nd at 6:30pm

Wednesday October 23rd at 6:30pm

Thursday October 24th at 7:30pm




Hours of Operation

  • Mon. Fri. 12pm – 6pm
  • Tues. Wed. Thurs. 12pm – 10pm
  • Sat. 10am – 7pm
  • Sun Closed

Contact Us

If you would like more information regarding our studio or the classes we offer please contact us either by email or phone and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

• email: nytogei@gmail.com
• tel: (212) 268 1711

Thank you.


We are conveniently located at:
5 West 30th street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

If you are aren’t sure where this location is, feel free to contact us and we’d be more than happy to give you directions.

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