Tile Project Now Hangs at 27 Barrow

Visitors to Greenwich Houses' 27 Barrow Street lobby will now be able to explore the streets of Greenwich Village across three centuries.

The "Who Lives in Greenwich Village" tile project, created by Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman to kick off the centennial celebration at Greenwich House Pottery, includes three maps layered onto 86 unique tiles to create one ceramic depiction: an ecological map from 1609, a street map of Greenwich Village from 1909, and a sampling of fauna that roamed the area in 1609 (several of which are now endangered in the Northeast).

Adopt a tile and your name will be inscribed on a ceramic "legend" of sponsors of the map in the lobby, and all pledges over $950 come with a commemorative, smaller version of the Greenwich House Pottery block. Your contribution is tax-deductible, apart from the cost of the commemorative tile which is $50. Tiles range from $475 to $3750.

The 10-month Residency affords artists private studio space, time, equipment and materials in a creative communal atmosphere. This program is an integral part of the Pottery’s commitment to promoting visual arts and supporting the work of individual artists. Those selected for the program typically are planning to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics or who intend to establish their own studios. In fact, the assistant director at Greenwich House Pottery, Lisa Chicoyne, served as Resident Artist in 2004.

Each tile is 3/4" thick, representing city blocks and Washington Square park. They were fired five times (instead of the usual two) to create layers of imagery on the surface. A total of twelve ecosystems and twenty-six animals are represented, with the differences between the two centuries noticeable on the map.

If you are interested in sponsoring a tile, please contact Adam Welch or call 212-242-4106 ext., 22. 


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