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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
(718) 522-1804


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
(347) 350-5110


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!

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Brooklyn Museum

$16 Adults | Beaux Arts landmark famed for ancient & modern art collections & world-class temporary exhibitions.
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-5000


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.


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
(845) 481-3842


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
(718) 576-6120


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.


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