Scheduled to open this October, BKLYN CLAY will offer 24/7 membership access, classes, workshops, and events for adults and children.
Greenland Forest City Partners, the developers behind the Pacific Park mixed-use development in Prospect Heights, announced yesterday that ceramics studio BKLYN CLAY has signed a ten-year lease for a 5,260-square-foot space at 535 Carlton Avenue.
Scheduled to open this October, BKLYN CLAY will occupy the ground floor and offer 24/7 membership access, classes, workshops and events for adults and children. Upon opening, BKLYN CLAY's new location will be the largest ceramics studio in Brooklyn.
"We are thrilled to open our new space at 535 Carlton in the Pacific Park community, where there's been tremendous demand for creative facilities and unique local experiences," said Jennifer Waverek, owner and director of BKLYN CLAY. "Our membership model allows students and artists unlimited access to work with clay in a beautiful, modern space, which is easily accessible from a variety of transportation options. We look forward to serving the entire Brooklyn community, including everyone from kids to experienced artists."
Waverek, a Montana native and longtime Brooklyn resident, has credited her background in visual arts with her desire to develop a studio that provides practicing and experienced creatives with access to quality ceramics space, and opened a first outpost of the studio in South Slope. Ahead of its fall opening, BKLYN CLAY's new location already has a waitlist of over 190 people for approximately 210 membership spaces, announced Greenland Forest City Partners.
Slated as an all-affordable building, 535 Carlton Avenue is part of Greenland Forest City Partners' Pacific Park project, a 22-acre mixed-use development in Central Brooklyn. Upon completion, according to the announcement, the project will bring 6,430 units of new housing to the area, of which 2,250 units will be affordable.
"We're proud to partner with BKLYN CLAY to open the largest ceramics studio in Brooklyn right in the heart of Pacific Park," said Scott Scolish, director of Development at Greenland USA. "As a Brooklyn-based company, we're excited to help them expand into new neighborhoods, offering a one-of-a-kind place for people to learn, play, create and interact."
BKLYN CLAY joins a number of Brooklyn-based retailers within the Pacific Park development, including Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Eladia's Kids and Beer Street.