Genesee Pottery was founded in 1972 and is located in the historic firehouse at 713 Monroe Ave in Rochester, NY. Genesee Pottery is one of Rochester's premier community based ceramics facilities, serving an active community of students, renters, instructors and artists-in-residence. Our comprehensive studio facilities and 24 hour access available to our Artists-in-Residence and renters is unparalleled in the region.
In 2002 and 2009, we renovated and expanded to almost 4000 sq. ft. of classroom, studio and gallery space. The Pottery houses a 45 cu/ft gas down draft kiln, several electrics for bisque, low fire and mid-range firings, slab roller, extruder, spray booth, clay mixer, raw materials lab, bench grinder, hand-building tables, 25 electric potters wheels and a kick wheel. Our facility includes 3 classrooms, a kiln room, glaze room, clay room, individual renter spaces, Artist-in-Residence spaces and gallery space.
The Genesee Pottery offers many amenities to the Rochester community. We offer quarterly classes and workshops on a variety of topics for all age groups and skill levels. We also custom tailor workshops and outreach programs for many of Rochester's community groups, schools and civic organizations. Rental space, time and firing services are available to people who wish to have access to our facilities on a regular basis.
Greater than our space and studio equipment, it is our community that makes the Genesee Pottery a treasured asset. The Pottery prides itself on its large, diverse, very active and supportive community. We hope that you will join us.
Gift certificates are good for the purchase of memberships, classes, supplies gallery items or services in all areas of the Genesee Center including Printing & Book Arts, Genesee Pottery and Community Darkroom. Valid for one (1) year from date of purchase.