Ceramics Saturday in Prospect Heights Brooklyn | New York City
New Yorkers share their perfect day so you can find yours.
created by | Jennifer
transit | walkable
distance | 3.3 miles
est. transit time | around 1 hour walk or 20 minute drive end to end
This day is created as a way to enjoy ceramic work functional and non-functional, historical and contemporary. Then, give it a try and you’ll understand the medium (and how difficult it is to make that great work). You might just discover a new passion. Either way you’ll enjoy a great day (and some excellent food) in the Prospect Heights neighborhood.
As the owner and director of BKLYN CLAY, Jennifer knows a thing or two about ceramics and the best of Prospect Heights.
The Primary Essentials
$$$ | Buzzy boutique showcasing home products by local designers & artisans, including candles & quilts.
372 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Stylist turned shop owner Lauren Snyder has a great sensibility and an evolving well-curated selection of home wares. It is also a great resource for contemporary functional ceramic work, many pieces made by Brooklyn based artists.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Counter & Bar
$$ | Cozy bakery & cafe featuring a seasonally changing menu of handmade pies whole or by the slice.
634 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
At this newly famous and delicious pit stop you can pair your pie with a beer, wine or cider, or coffee depending on your mood. They have a Shazam-able play list and an excellent revolving art series. Primer for the Museum!
$16 Adults | Beaux Arts landmark famed for ancient & modern art collections & world-class temporary exhibitions.
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238
I fell in love with ceramic art through historical work. Looking at 5000 year old work is always refreshing and inspiring for me and the Brooklyn Museum happens to house a great collection from per-dynastic terra cotta figures to recent contemporary greats and important functional pieces.
THINGS TO SEE
Stop by THE DINNER PARTY BY JUDY CHICAGO, an important icon of 1970s feminist art and a milestone in twentieth-century art, is a permanent centerpiece on the 4th floor. The Dinner Party comprises thirty-nine place settings, each commemorating an important woman from history. The settings consist of embroidered runners, gold chalices and utensils, and china-painted porcelain plates.
KOREAN CERAMIC ARTS Korean ceramics are among my favorites as they are seemingly simple but also expertly crafted. This vessel illustrates the revival of Goryeo-period celadon technology in the early Joseon dynasty. Once you’ve worked in ceramics for a while you have a newfound respect for this work made over 500 years ago!
Ceramic classes and membership studio
535 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Now you are ready to swing by BKLYN CLAY and put all that inspiration into action. On Friday and Saturday nights, BKLYN CLAY offers a one-time 2-hour group wheel classes for anyone that wants to give it a try - TryDay Night. By the end of the class you’ll either be hooked or have a greater respect for the work you’ve seen over the course of the day.
PRO TIP: If you have a glass of wine or beer from the bar, it will make your work look better. :)
$$$ Stylish eatery with an Italian-American menu based on local ingredients, plus a leafy back patio.
606 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
My mouth waters just thinking about Faun. It is a comfy and cozy in the winter and lush and relaxing in the summer. Is casual-refined a thing? They also have great cocktails.