Welcome to Clayworks!

Clayworks on Columbia is a full service clay and pottery studio offering instruction at all levels  as well as providing studio space for members and a storefront gallery on Columbia street in Brooklyn, New York.


with Lew Ayers


When: Tuesday, June 21st  at 7:00pm  
Cost: $25.00


Lew Ayers will be presenting and demonstrating his techniques for throwing large vessels which he has developed during his many years as a production potter.

Lew Ayers began his clay adventure in 1969 while attending Rutgers University. Though graduating with a MEd in 1972 and   beginning a teaching career, Lew also enjoyed an active pottery career. He ran a home clay studio in beautiful Sussex County, NJ, marketing his reduction stoneware, sagger, and raku at juried retail and wholesale art and craft shows. Some of his NYC based accounts included Macy's, Crate and Barrel, Donna Karan,and Aero.

He is recognized for his large silver raku vessels. Though Lew is currently not marketing his work he is an active potter enjoying the creative culture at Clayworks on Columbia. About his clay experience Lew shares, "Something wonderful happens to me every time I attempt to move the spinning clay into a form. It's as though the the air inside the vessel is the air inside my chest. We breath and grow together.  I have thrown countless pots. Some good. Some not so good. But the process is always rewarding, drawing me back again and again for almost a half century."

This workshop is limited to 15 people.



Starting July 11th 2016


Our Clay Camp is designed to provide children and young teens with fun and creative clay projects. They will learn to construct several clay projects, to color and glaze them and to learn how turn mud into magic. No prior pottery or clay experience is required.  Our ceramic art instructors are experienced artists and teachers who will work to help students have a meaningful and fun experience.

Camp sessions are a week long, from Monday - Thursday and run from 9:30 - 12:30. The cost per session is $300.00. This fee includes all materials, instruction, tools and firing.