A pottery studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, provided an opportunity to explore a new design program.
Bklyn Clay is a modern ceramics studio for potters, artists, production clay workers and hobbyists. It is also the home to the first community gas kiln in Brooklyn. Implementing a consistent natural palette and the client’s desire to create a spacious, airy and light interior guided the design. The pragmatics of equipment, sequence, work stations, and circulation dictated the layout of the studio. Tables inspired by industrial trestle work stations were fabricated and lighting was installed to evoke the spirit of a considered utilitarian work space. The design encourages communal creativity while also providing a warm, uncluttered atmosphere that allows artists to focus on their individual work.
Photography by Eric Petschek