BrickHouse is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds to students who miss classes...

due to illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. Prices, instructors and rooms are subject to change without notice. Studios are for use by currently enrolled students only. There is no surveying of classes. Course registration is non-transferable to a different session.


Brickhouse does not prorate the price of a class.

BrickHouse reserves the right to refuse registration to students with a history of inappropriate or disruptive behavior. Incidents of behavior not in accordance with the principles of Brickhouse are grounds for suspension, termination and revocation of registration. 


You may register in person, online, by fax or by phone. Priority is given to those who register in person. Late registration is permitted in certain classes prior to the second session if the class is not fully subscribed. There is no admission to any class after the second session.

Cancellation Policy

Brickhouse reserves the right to cancel a class or workshop. If enrollment goals are not met, a course may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first scheduled class. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund is granted.


Refund requests must be made via email or in person. There is a $35 processing fee for all refunds. Missed classes are non-refundable.


Registration cannot be transferred. Registration cannot be applied to future classes. Missed classes are non-refundable.

Classes that meet four times or less

Refund requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the workshop in order to receive a 100% course refund. A 50% refund  may be issued up until three days before the workshop is scheduled. No refunds are given thereafter.

Classes that meet more than four times

To receive a 100% course refund, requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the first class. To receive a 75% refund, requests must be received at least two days prior to the first class. To receive a 50% refund, requests must be received at least two days prior to the second class. Aftertwo days prior to the second class, no refunds are granted. NO EXCEPTIONS.



A party request must pay a $200 deposit within 24 hours in order to hold the requested date and time once confirmed with the instructor. The deposit is non-refundable. A final headcount and full balance due is required three (3) days prior to the party date or the party will be cancelled. Cancellations and refunds must be submitted two (2) days prior to the party. After two days prior to the party, no refunds are granted.


Private Lessons

An unscheduled lesson may be refunded within 60 days after the purchase date.  A scheduled lesson must be paid in full 24 hours after agreeing to the appointment. Scheduled lessons require 24-hour notice prior to the appointment in order to reschedule for a different timeslot.  Scheduled lessons require 36-hour notice prior to the appointment for a full refund. Failing to attend a scheduled lesson without notification to the instructor or office, will render the class non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.  



Pieces made during private lessons and parties are bisqued, glazed, and finished by the instructors unless students pay for an additional lesson to glaze their pieces themselves.  Glazes go through a chemical reaction in a kiln that reaches 2,165 degrees. Handmade pottery will inherently have varied surfaces and can have unpredictable glaze results. BrickHouse will not be responsible for any pieces that break during the multiple firings, or if pieces do not fit the student’s aesthetic expectations. 

General Policies


Use of studio without instruction is available to currently enrolled students only. Benchtime schedules are posted in the studio by the second week of classes. A fee is required for Benchtime use. Benchtime is not available for students taking workshops unless approved by the Director. Benchtime is non-transferable.


Lockers are rented for a fee. Students must provide their own locks. Lockers must be cleaned out at the end of any term or re-rented for the next term. Unpaid lockers are cleaned out after the end of each term and the contents disposed.

Firing of Work

Firing of work is separate from the class fee and is dependent upon readiness of work and kiln firing schedule. Firing charges are 5 ¢per cubic inch for 2 firings and are due prior to firing. Student work is stacked by BrickHouse staff whenever a full kiln load is present. We do not offer outside firing.

Returned Checks

Checks that do not clear will incur a $35 processing fee.


BrickHouse reserves the right to photograph adult and children’s classes and workshops for promotional use on our website or in print publications. Please indicate at the time of registration if you do not wish to have your photograph reproduced.

Inclement Weather

BrickHouse follows New York City’s inclement weather school closing. If City schools are closed, all of our classes are cancelled. Evening and weekend students should check their email or call BrickHouse at 5PM for a recorded message on the status of their class.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.