Where is Clay Space 1205?
Clay Space 1205 is located at 1205 Manhattan Avenue . Suite 241 . Brooklyn, NY 11222. To view our location on google maps click here.
What is Clay Space 1205?
Clay Space 1205 is a 3,000 sq. foot, fully equipped ceramic facility. Learn more here.
Do I need to have experience to join?
Yes, but you need not be a professional. You do, however, need to have enough experience and knowledge to work independently. You will gain more knowledge and experience from our members through the communal support system, with an unlimited amount of time to practice your craft, but we are not a teaching studio, so you should inquire about membership once you have at least one year of solid experience.
Do you have openings for volunteers, work exchange, or interns?
Our membership is rich with experience, so most of our staff comes through the experience gained in the studio. We have openings from time to time and are open to a variety of skill sets that support the community's needs. If you are interested in learning more, please submit an inquiry and email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, introduce yourself and tell us what you are interested in getting involved in.
What sort of clay is being used?
Our members use a wide range of clay bodies, everything from low fire earthenware up to cone 6 stoneware and porcelain. New members can purchase an all purpose white stoneware from us, but most choose to order from one of our suppliers once they figure out what clay body best serves their needs.
What kind of glazes are available?
Clay Space 1205′s staff mixes glazes on site. All glazes are fired to cone 6 oxidation and most are food safe, microwave safe and generally awesome.
Can I bring my own clay and glazes for use at the studio?
Yes, you are welcome to use any clay body that can fire to cone 6 or lower. It's always best to speak with us when you introduce a new clay body to the studio. We have two main suppliers that we order from and usually place group orders to meet shipping minimums, and our group orders give us the best prices for everyone!
I’m worried about lead, is it in any of the materials at the studio?
Absolutely not — all of our materials are certified non-toxic and conform to ASTM D-4236.
Is there finished pottery available for sale?
Yes! Gallery 1205 is regularly has shows with for sale ceramics, in addition to open studio events throughout the year. Sign up for our mailing list to learn when the next event is! Keep up with current events on our facebook page. You can see our members' work here.
What sort of kilns do you have?
We have three 7 cubic foot kilns, one 2.6 cubic foot kiln and one test kiln that fire up to cone 6.
Do you do firings for artists who are not members or current students who just need a place to fire?
Occasionally, though our members have priority. Email info@clayspace1205 to inquire.