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Weekly Studio Update for May 7, 2018
Spring Term
Week 6


Happenings
Its time to purchase tickets and let us know that you will be joining us for:
IT’S AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL… EXTRAVAGANZA!:

  • Endless ice cream in bowls handmade at Greenwich House Pottery (and you can take home your bowl!)
  • Pecha Kucha: a fun frenzy featuring faculty and staff presentations of the great work they make
  • GHP Cookbook Release party with tasting!
  • MerchDrop! New GHP Aprons, T-shirts, Toolbags and TotesRaffles and more!

  • A great time for all! Friends and family welcome! Tickets just $40 each! Purchase online or in the liaison office.

Studio Reminders
At this busy time in the school year, remember that this is a community studio and the shelves get really crowded; please review the studio policy on personal item storage.

  •  Class shelves should only be used for storing work in progress. You may not store work on another class’s shelf.
  •  Overflow shelves are to be shared by all students.
  •  Items like porcelain, terra sig, mason stains and tools should be stored in your locker.
  •  Store all your personal items in your locker and put your studio clothes and shoes in the designated space in the basement.
  •  Do not store any items on top of or under lockers or elsewhere in the studio, except for your locker.
  •  If you have too many items, edit what you store at the studio; bring in only what you need for the day.
  •  Bring home finished work.

Please take a moment as a class for a little spring cleaning: evaluate works in progress and make sure you are not storing long-forgotten pieces that should be reclaimed.

 

Special Information for Students Registered in a Six-Week Class
Six week “E” or “C” classes end this week.
Class evaluations – please take a few minutes to let us know how your class went. It helps us to determine how we can improve. Email:
pottery@greenwichhouse.org. Your feedback is valuable to us.
Non-returning Students:
• If you are not planning on returning, please make sure to finish all work in progress, get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room. You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until 5/24).
By the end of your last class:
-clear off all items from your class shelf
-empty your locker (Please let a liaison know when you have emptied your locker)
-take home all personal items

Registration Reminders
Registration for summer classes opened on Tuesday, May 1. Classes are posted on the message center and viewable online; register now! Summer classes are 6 weeks from July 9 through August 17.

Seats are filling up, sign up today for Madhvi Subrahmanian’s Artist Talk!
On June 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm, artist Madhvi Subrahmanian will return to Greenwich House Pottery to give a talk and a demonstration.  Her talk will examine the relevance of clay in traditional Indian society and how it has inspired her personal journey in clay.  She will follow this presentation with a demonstration of some of the techniques she uses in her own work to decorate surfaces. Workshop cost is $35, sign up online or in the liaison office.



Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Monday, May 28:  GHP Closed for Memorial Day, classes do not meet.
• Wednesday, May 30, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo: Make It Sparkle: Luster with Kate in Garden
• Wednesday, May 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Glaze Area if inclement weather
• Saturday June 2: Studios close at 2:00 p.m. (Set up for It’s an Ice Cream Social… EXTRAVAGANZA!)
• Sunday, June 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m.: It’s an Ice Cream Social… EXTRAVAGANZA!
• Monday, June 4, 1:00-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk and Demonstration with Madhvi Subrahmanian
• Wednesday, June 6, 2:30 or 5:30 p.m.: Glaze Clinics


Weekly Studio Update for April 23, 2018
Spring Term
Week 4

Happenings
Get your Tickets TODAY!
IT’S AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL… EXTRAVAGANZA!

takes place on Sunday, June 3

  • Endless ice cream in bowls handmade at Greenwich House Pottery
  • Pecha Kucha: a fun frenzy featuring faculty and staff presentations of the great work they do at GHP and beyond
  • GHP Cookbook release party with tasting!
  • MerchDrop! New GHP aprons, T-shirts, toolbags and totes
  • Raffle tickets are now on sale!

Fun for all! Friends and family welcome! Tickets to the event are just $40 online or in the liaison office.

House Demo: Stamp It Out With Pedro!
Our next house demo is Wednesday, April 25 at 2:15 p.m. Pedro Ramirez will demonstrate bisque stamps. Create a signature stamp or a design worth repeating. Open to wheelthrowers, slipcasters and handbuilders alike. Cost for this demo is $5 register online or in the liaison office. Demo will take place in slipcast studio.

Fieldtrip
Previous GHP Resident Artist Ghada Amer has a solo show on view at Cheim & Read through May 12th. Ghada will lead a tour of the exhibition (much of which is ceramics made here at GHP) on Friday April 27th. Space is limited. Register to RSVP and meet at the Cheim & Read Gallery 547 West 25th Street at 2pm.

Community Happenings
Make sure to check out the community bulletin board at the lowest landing of the stairwell for opportunities and activities. This week you will find the details of an exhibition on view in Woodstock  that Paulette Esrig is participating in through April 29, Trevor King’s new exhibition in LES which opens April 29 and so many more upcoming shows and opportunities.

GHP Artist Exhibition Pickup Information 
Pick up your piece during regular Pottery hours: Friday, April 27 6:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. or Saturday, April 28 10 a.m – 5:45 p.m. Gallery door will be closed but unlocked for your convenience. WORK WILL NOT BE STORED: Unclaimed work will be moved to glaze shelves in the wheel room after 6pm on April 28. If you are unable to come during these times please make arrangements for someone else to pick up your piece.

Registration Reminders
Registration for summer classes will open on Tuesday, May 1 at noon. Classes are posted on the message center and viewable online.

Studio Reminders
Dispose of Dusty Plastic

In an effort to keep down the dust, GHP supplies rolls of plastic dry cleaning bags in each studio. Reuse clean plastic to wrap your piece or store clean reusuable plastic in your locker. Please do not stash wads of plastic in the corners, cracks or crevices of the studio with the intention that someone else will use it, they will not and it just causes more dust and makes more clean-up for the studio.


Hello, Goodbye

This week we welcome Gina Tibbot to the GHP staff. She joins us as a studio tech while Trevor leaves the role but remains at GHP as faculty. Please welcome Gina to the team!

 

Upcoming Calendar Reminders• Wednesday, April 25, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo: Stamp it out with Pedro
• Wednesday, April 25, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcast Studio
• Friday, April 27, 2:00 p.m.: GHP Fieldtrip to Cheim & Read with Ghada Amer
• Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.: GHP Artist Exhibition Pick-up
• Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: GHP Artist Exhibition Pick-up
• Wednesday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.: Glaze Clinics
• Wednesday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.: No Open Studio in Glaze Area for Glaze Clinic

 

 

Weekly Studio Update for April 16, 2018
Spring Term
Week 3


Happenings
Save the Date: Sunday, June 3

The members of GHP want a daytime event, that’s as action packed as Oktoberfest, with less drinking and more community? We hear you loud and clear.
Join us for: IT’S AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL… EXTRAVAGANZA!:

  • Endless ice cream in bowls handmade at Greenwich House Pottery
  • Pecha Kucha: a fun frenzy featuring faculty and staff presentations of the great work they do at GHP and beyond
  • GHP Cookbook Release party with tasting!
  • MerchDrop! New GHP Aprons, T-shirts, Toolbags and Totes
  • Raffles and more!

A great time for all! Friends and family welcome! Tickets just $40 each! Purchase tickets in the liaison office.

House Demo: Stamp it out with Pedro!
Our next house demo is Wednesday, April 25 at 2:15 p.m. Pedro Ramirez will demonstrate bisque stamps. Create a signature stamp or a design worth repeating. Open to wheelthrowers, slipcasters and handbuilders alike. Cost for this demo is $5, register online or in the liaison office. Demo will take place in slipcast studio.

Fieldtrip
Previous GHP Resident Artist, Ghada Amer has a solo show on view at Cheim & Read through May 12th. Ghada will lead a tour of the exhibition (much of which is ceramics made here at GHP) on Friday April 27th. Space is limited. Register to RSVP and meet at the Cheim & Read Gallery 547 West 25th Street at 2pm.

Clay Retreat
Longtime GHP Members, Susanne Greene and Louise Eastman are once again hosting a clay retreat led by Pedro Ramirez and Lauren Berodt-Ramirez, August 25 through September 1, 2018 in Nantucket. More details can be found on the community bulletin board. Space is limited.

Open Studios in Brooklyn
GHP members Carol Adams and Robin Roi will participate in a show opening April 20 which coincides with Prospect Park/Windsor Terrace Open Studios. Details can be found on the community bulletin board.

From the Jane Hartsook Gallery
If you haven’t had the chance yet, gallery preparatory Ann Treesa invites you to come by the gallery and talk about your work during one of the gallery talks below. You’ll also hear from other artists in the show and she can answer questions you may have about some of the pieces during this time. As always the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 12:00-6:00 p.m. if you can’t make it during the times below. Thank you and hope to see you there!
Wednesday April 18th 12 PM
Friday April 20th 12 PM
Saturday April 21st 1 PM
Follow Jane Hartsook Gallery on Instagram @janehartsook for updates on gallery events and news!

Studio Reminders
Take home finished work!
Glazeware is unloaded onto the “Most Recent Firing” shelf just to the right of the kilnroom door. With each kiln that is unloaded, work will be moved onto the shelf in the hallway across from the liaison office. Glazeware in the hallway must be taken home within four weeks or it will be donated. Please collect work during open studio time to avoid disrupting classes.

Please take care when glazing!
Too much glaze and your piece will be stuck to the shelf and likely break. Overglazing puts everyones work at risk of being damaged and can harm the kiln shelves. If in doubt, use a firing tray. Glaze trouble? Attend an upcoming glaze clinic on May 2!

Reclaim
Unwanted greenware, trimmings and slop go into the reclaim bucket. Push reclaim through the screen on the barrel. Leaving clay piled one top of the screen means someone else cannot dispose of their slop. If you clay is still workable, be sure to re-wedge it before returning it to the clay barrel.

Hello, Goodbye!
We bid farewell to studio technician Trevor King as he pursues other opportunities. But fear not, Trevor will remain at GHP as a member of our faculty. We look forward to welcoming a new tech to the team!

Registration Reminders
Registration for summer classes will open on Tuesday, May 1 at noon. Classes will be posted on the messages center and will be viewable online Monday, April 23.

 

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, April 25, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo: Stamp it out with Pedro

• Wednesday, April 25, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcast Studio

• Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.: GHP Artist Exhibition Pick-up

• Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: GHP Artist Exhibition Pick-up

• Friday, April 25, 2:00 p.m.: GHP Fieldtrip to Cheim & Read

• Wednesday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.: Glaze Clinics

• Wednesday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.: No Open Studio in Glaze Area for Glaze Clinic

Weekly Studio Update for April 9, 2018
Spring Term
Week 2


Happenings
Madhvi Subrahmanian: Artist Talk
 
On June 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm, artist Madhvi Subrahmanian will return to Greenwich House Pottery to give a talk and a demonstration.  Her talk will examine the relevance of clay in traditional Indian society and how it has inspired her personal journey in clay.  She will follow this presentation with a demonstration of some of the techniques she uses in her own work to decorate surfaces. Workshop cost is $35, sign up online or in the Liaison Office.

Visit Pam Lins in the Residency Space
Our current resident artist for the Spring term is Pam Lins. Primarily a sculptor, Pam works across disciplines using classical to contemporary art, craft and design forms to question the nature of sculpture and materiality. During this full-term artist residency at GHP, Lins will develop a collaborative project with artists Trisha Baga and Halsey Rodman. Lins will work with approximately 50 artists to create and decorate ceramic and mixed-media artwork that will culminate in what Lins, Baga and Rodman hope will be an unruly event that is simultaneously a party, a play, a show, a cocktail lounge, a conversation circle and a fundraiser. Visit Pam in the 2nd floor residency space and see what she is making. Stop by any time the “Resident is in” sign is hanging on the door!

GHP Artists Exhibition
The GHP Artists Exhibition opened on Friday; the Gallery is open 12-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, make sure to stop in and see all the fabulous work. We are happy to announce this year’s awardees: Madeline Sadin Award: James Wawrzewski; Anna Siok Award: Maggie Wells; Director’s Choice Award: Nam Kyung Kim. Congratulations to everyone!

Studio Reminders
ATTENTION: ALL BISQUE must be glazed and placed in the kiln room or taken home by 4:45 p.m. Sunday, April 15th. The bisqueware shelves will be completely cleared on April 16th
to make space for new work. All of the bisqueware that is currently on the shelves is from a previous term.  Now is the time to find your pieces and to glaze and fire them. The glaze kilns are empty now and work should make it through the system quickly.

GHP Material Update
There are two different types of wax available at Greenwich House Pottery: wax resist and lid wax. Our regular wax resist can be used on the bottom of pots to keep glaze off (you should still wipe the bottom of your pot after glazing) and as a resist when decorating with glaze. The lid wax is now easily identified as it is pink. Lid wax contains alumina which helps prevent the lid from sticking to the pot. Lid wax does not burn out and should be used for clay touching clay.

Emergency Procedures
In the event of a studio health emergency, please notify the nearest staff member as soon as possible. Please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date– stop by the office today!


Upcoming Calendar Reminders

• Sunday, April 15: Last Day to Glaze or Take Home Winter Bisqueware
Friday, April 27 after 6pm through Saturday, April 28 at 6pm: GHP Artists Exhibition

Weekly Studio Update for April 2, 2018
Spring Term
Week 1

Happenings

GHP Artist Exhibition Drop-off

All Greenwich House Pottery students are invited to participate in this annual exhibition. Please see the Call for Entry form for details. Exhibition dates are April 6th through April 27th. You may drop off your piece in the Jane Hartsook Gallery : Monday-Tuesday, April 2-3 (10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.) Please join us for the opening reception of GHP Artist Exhibition on Friday, April 6, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Madhvi Subrahmanian: Artist Talk 
On June 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm, artist Madhvi Subrahmanian will return to Greenwich House Pottery to examine the relevance of clay in traditional Indian society, the reverence and philosophical underpinnings of the material and how it has inspired her personal journey in clay.  She will follow this presentation with a demonstration of some of the techniques she uses in her own work to decorate surfaces. Workshop cost is $35, sign up online or in the Liaison Office.


Studio Reminders
ATTENTION:
ALL BISQUE must be glazed and placed in the kiln room or taken home by 4:45 p.m. Sunday, April 15th. The bisqueware shelves will be completely cleared on April 16th
to make space for new work. All of the bisqueware that is currently on the shelves is from a previous term.  Now is the time to find your pieces, and to glaze and fire them. The glaze kilns are empty now and work should make it through the system quickly.

Prohibited at GHP:
• No cell phones.  Please turn off phones or set to vibrate and take calls outside, not in the garden or the stairwell.
• No dry sanding or dry scraping in studios.  Use the spray booth for any dry sanding.
• No X-ACTO KNIVES or any tools with removable blades.  They pose too great a safety risk to both students and staff.

Class Shelves
All work from the previous term must be moved to your current class shelf. Overflow shelves are to be shared by all, for temporary storage of work in progress. Shelves are provided for work in progress, personal supplies and tools should be stored in lockers.

Using the Studio Washes
Studio Washes are not the same as glazes. They are toxic and should be used with care. When used in combination with glazes they can cause a runny disaster during firing which may harm the kiln and other artist’s work. When in doubt seek guidance form your instructor. Black copper wash must be fired in a firing try and should be used sparingly.

Daily Classroom Cleaning Routine
All classes participate in an end of class cleaning routine.  Suggested task lists have been distributed to faculty so that each class can tackle clean up with ease.  Please make sure you always leave the studio cleaner than you found it.

GHP closed on Mondays until 6:00 PM
On Mondays GHP is open to students for evening classes only, beginning at 6:00 PM, no earlier.  There is no studio access during the day on Mondays.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Monday-Tuesday, April 2-3, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.: Drop-off Hours for GHP Artist Exhibition
Friday, April 6, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: of GHP Artist Exhibition Opening Reception
• Sunday, April 15: Last Day to Glaze or Take Home Winter Bisqueware


Weekly Studio Update for March 26, 2018
Winter Term - Week 11 Mon PM; INTERTERM BREAK March 27- April 1


Happenings
GHP Artist Exhibition Drop-off

All Greenwich House Pottery students are invited to participate in this annual exhibition. Exhibition dates are April 6th through April 27th. You may drop off your piece in the Jane Hartsook Gallery on the following days:
    Thursday, March 29 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
    Monday–Tuesday, April 2-3 (10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Studio Reminders
Classroom Cleaning Assignments
During your last class, please remember to complete your cleaning assignment and sort through and clean long forgotten pieces off of the class and bisque shelves. 

Class Evaluations – please take a few minutes to email feedback about your winter class to pottery@greenwichhouse.org. It helps us to determine how well we are doing. We value your feedback.

End of term instructions – THE END IS NEAR
ALL overflow shelves must be cleared by end of term: Monday, March 26.

Place work to be fired in kiln room and bring home all personal items. For work in progress left on your Spring class shelf, each individual piece must be labeled with:    1. Your name 2. Spring class #

Anything unlabeled and anything not on class shelves will be discarded during cleanup.

 Firing trays and saggars must be claimed and stored on class shelves or taken home over the break for interterm cleaning. Any unclaimed firing trays and saggars left on the community shelf over the break will be discarded.

 Whether or not you return for Spring term, ALL BISQUEWARE must be glazed and placed in the kiln room no later than Sunday, April 15th at 4:45 p.m.

Spring Cleaning
Once again the basement changing area will be completely cleaned during the inter-term break.

  •   Bring home (or place into your locker) all clothing, aprons, shoes, extra tools and personal items.
  •   Any items that are not removed by the last day of class will be donated.

Snowday Make up classes will meet as follows:

Class

Date

Time

H3

Wednesday, March 28

10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

H8

Wednesday, March 28

10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

W4

Wednesday, March 28

10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

H14

Wednesday, March 28

6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

W5

Wednesday, March 28

6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

W14

Wednesday, March 28

6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

H4

Thursday, March 29

10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

W15

Thursday March 29

10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.


Upcoming Calendar Reminders

• Monday, March 26: Last Day of Winter Term

• Thursday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Drop-off Hours for GHP Artist Exhibition

• Thursday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Pottery Open for Fired Work Pick-up

• Monday, April 2: Spring Term Begins
• Monday – Tuesday, April 2-3, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.: Drop-off Hours for GHP Artist Exhibition

Weekly Studio Update for March 19, 2018
Winter Term - Week 12 (Week 10 for Mon PM)


Happenings
GHP Artist Exhibition Drop-off

All Greenwich House Pottery students are invited to participate in this annual exhibition. Please see the information sheet for all the details. Exhibition dates are April 6th through April 27th. You may drop off your piece in the Jane Hartsook Gallery on the following days:
    Thursday, March 29 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
    Monday–Tuesday, April 2-3 (10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)


Studio Reminders
Classroom Cleaning Assignments
During your last class, please remember to complete your cleaning assignment and sort through and clean long forgotten pieces off of the class and bisque shelves. 

Class Evaluations – please take a few minutes to email feedback about your winter class to pottery@greenwichhouse.org. It helps us to determine how well we are doing. Your feedback is valuable to us.

Fired Clay Cannot Be Reclaimed
Unwanted greenware, trimmings and slop go into the reclaim bucket. Unwanted bisque or glazeware go into the dumpster. Bisqueware has been showing up in the reclaim bucket lately which means sharp dangerous bits of ceramic in the clay.

End of term instructions – THE END IS NEAR
ALL overflow shelves must be cleared by end of term: Monday, March 26.

Place work to be fired in kiln room and bring home all personal items. For work in progress left on your Spring class shelf, each individual piece must be labeled with:
            1. Your name              2. Spring class #
Anything unlabeled and anything not on class shelves will be discarded during cleanup.

Firing trays and saggars must be claimed and stored on class shelves or taken home over the break for interterm cleaning. Any unclaimed firing trays and saggars left on the community shelf over the break will be discarded.

Whether or not you return for Spring term, ALL BISQUEWARE must be glazed and placed in the kiln room no later than Sunday, April 15th at 4:45 p.m.

Spring Cleaning
Once again the basement changing area will be completely cleaned during the inter-term break.

• Bring home (or place into your locker) all clothing, aprons, shoes, extra tools and personal items.
 Any items that are not removed by the last day of class will be donated.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Tuesday, March 20, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio
• Tuesday March 20, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Morten Løbner Espersen
• Friday, March 23, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Daniel Bare in Jane Hartsook Gallery
• Monday, March 26: Last Day of Winter Term
• Wednesday, March 28, 6:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m.: W14 and H14 Snowday Makeup Classes
• Thursday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: H4 and W15 Snowday Makeup Classes
• Thursday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Drop-off Hours for GHP Artist Exhibition
• Thursday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Pottery Open for Fired Work Pick-up
• Monday, April 2: Spring Term Begins

• Monday – Tuesday, April 2-3, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.: Drop-off Hours for GHP Artist Exhibition 

Weekly Studio Update for March 9, 2018
Winter Term - Week 10 (Week 8 for Mon PM)

Happenings
Daniel Bare Exhibition is Open

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see and discuss the new show Daniel Bare: Fused, now is the time! Ann Treesa Joy, our new Gallery Preparator, will be conducting Gallery Discussions during the times below. She will be talking about the work, the artist, and his background. And then she will open it up to answer questions and have a more critical discussion about the work. Everyone is welcome to participate or just listen in. If these times don’t work, the gallery is always open Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14th, 5pm
Thursday, March 15th, 12pm
Friday, March 16th, 12pm
Saturday, March 17th, 1pm


Resident Artist Talk: Friday, March 16, 3:00 p.m in the Residency Space.
Nicolas Guagnini will give a talk about the work he has been developing as Greenwich House Pottery's current Artist in Residence. Guagnini is a contemporary artist, writer and filmmaker who works across disciplines to engage with concepts of labor, capital and masculinity. He has been using his residency to develop large-scale ceramics sculptures. Seats are limited. Please register to RSVP.

Save the Date: GHP Artist Exhibition
All Greenwich House Pottery students are invited to participate in this annual exhibition. Please see the information sheets for all the details. These are available in the Liaison Office and online in the RESOURCE section of the website. Exhibition dates are April 6th through April 27th. You may drop off your piece in the Jane Hartsook Gallery on the following days:
Thursday, March 29 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Monday – Tuesday, April 2-3 (10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Studio Reminders
Take home finished work!

Glazeware is unloaded onto the “Most Recent Firing” shelf just to the right of the kilnroom door. With each kiln that is unloaded, work will be moved onto the shelf in the hallway across from the liaison office. Glazeware in the hallway must be taken home within four weeks or it will be donated. Finished work is piling up and we do not want to see anything get broken.

End of term instructions – THE END IS NEAR.

ALL overflow shelves must be cleared by end of term: Monday, March 26.

Place work in kiln room and bring home all personal items. For work in progress left on you Spring class shelf, each individual piece must be labeled with:
1. Your name 2. Spring class #
Anything unlabeled and anything not on class shelves will be discarded during cleanup.

Firing Trays and saggars
must be claimed and stored on class shelves or taken home over the break for interterm cleaning. Any unclaimed firing trays and saggars left on the community shelf over the break will be subject to discard.

Whether or not you return for Spring term, ALL BISQUEWARE must be glazed and placed in the kiln room no later than Sunday, April 15th at 4:45 p.m.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Friday, March 16, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Resident Artist Talk with Nic Guagnini
• Friday, March 16, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcast Studio (Artist Talk)
• Friday, March 16, 6:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (H10 Make-up)
• Sunday, March 18: Deadline to send cookbook entries to pottery@greenwichhouse.org
• Tuesday, March 20, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio
• Tuesday March 20, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Morten Løbner Espersen
• Friday, March 23, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Daniel Bare in Jane Hartsook Gallery
• Monday, March 26: Last Day of Winter Term
• Thursday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Drop-off hours for GHP Artist Exhibition
• Monday – Tuesday, April 2-3, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.: Drop-off hours for GHP Artist Exhibition


Weekly Studio Update for March 9, 2018
Winter Term - Week 10 (Week 8 for Mon PM)

Happenings
Daniel Bare Exhibition is Open
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see and discuss the new show Daniel Bare: Fused, now is the time! Ann Treesa Joy, our new Gallery Preparator, will be conducting Gallery Discussions during the times below. She will be talking about the work, the artist, and his background. And then she will open it up to answer questions and have a more critical discussion about the work. Everyone is welcome to participate or just listen in. If these times don’t work, the gallery is always open Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14th, 5pm
Thursday, March 15th, 12pm
Friday, March 16th, 12pm
Saturday, March 17th, 1pm

Artist Reception
The Artist Reception for the Flat Show curated by GHP’s Luke Szabados and Brett Murphy will take place Thursday, March 8 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m Check out the work of your studio mates at the Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street -- just around the corner!

Save the Date: GHP Artist Exhibition
All Greenwich House Pottery students are invited to participate in this annual exhibition. Please see the information sheets for all the details. These are available in the Liaison Office and online in the RESOURCE section of the website. Exhibition dates are April 6th through April 27th.

End of term instructions – THE END IS NEAR.

ALL overflow shelves must be cleared by end of term: Monday, March 26.
Place work in kiln room and bring home all personal items. For work in progress left on you Spring class shelf, each individual piece must be labeled with:
1. Your name 2. Spring class #
Anything unlabeled and anything not on class shelves will be discarded during cleanup.

Firing Trays and saggars must be claimed and stored on class shelves or taken home over the break for interterm cleaning.
Any unclaimed firing trays and saggars left on the community shelf over the break will be subject to discard.

Whether or not you return for Spring term, ALL BISQUEWARE must be glazed and placed in the kiln room no later than Sunday, April 15th at 4:45 p.m.

Registration Reminders

Spring Term Classes are Filling Fast!
Now is the time to register for Spring term! Spring term is April 2 through June 25. Also, mark your calendar: registration for summer classes will open on Tuesday, May 1.

Special Information for Slipcast Students: Slipcasting classes end this week.

• Register now for next term and renew your locker today if you’re continuing on to Spring term.
• Fill out your class evaluation and return to your liaison during measuring.
• Hiroe will tell you your end of term class cleaning task. During your last class, make sure to complete your task and go through your class shelves for any forgotten or unwanted work.
• You may attend Open Studio until the end of the term, March 26.
• If you are not continuing in the Spring, take home or discard all of your molds and empty you locker by March 26.


Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Tuesday, March 6: Spring Financial Aid Application Deadline
• Wednesday, March 7: Glaze Clinics
2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or 5:30 p.m. with Luc Hammond-Thomas
• Friday, March 9, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Morten Løbner Espersen
• Friday, March 9, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Back Studio (Artist Talk)
• Friday, March 16, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Resident Artist Talk with Nic Guagnini
• Friday, March 16, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcast Studio (Artist Talk)
• Friday, March 16, 6:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (H10 Make-up)
• Friday, March 23, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Daniel Bare in Jane Hartsook Gallery
• Monday, March 26: Last Day of Winter Term


Weekly Studio Update for February 26, 2018
Winter Term - Week 9 (Week 7 for Mon PM)

Happenings
Tech & Liaison Appreciation
Many of you, the students, have noticed how hard the liaisons and techs work, day in day out, to make sure your work gets carefully measured and safely through the kilns and onto the shelf. On Friday, March 2, take an extra moment to say thank you to them in person for making it happen. There will be a student-organized studiowide potluck in the ground floor wheelroom at 2pm; sign-up on the community bulletin board to bring a dish. Afternoon measuring will be cancelled.

Artist Talk
Morten Løbner Espersen is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Copenhagen. His work focuses on how dramatic a glaze can be; he creates rich, complex surfaces on ornaments and vessels. He will visit Greenwich House Pottery on Friday, March 9th to present a talk on his work from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Register online or in the Liaison Office. It’s free to attend but space is limited.

Daniel Bare Exhibition is Open
Check out the exhibition of new works by Daniel Bare in the Jane Hartsook Gallery. Bare’s sculptures are a critique on the wastefulness of American consumerism. He collects unwanted pottery from thrift stores, landfills and abandoned kiln sites and assembles them into sculptures—adding glaze and slip and refiring the woks until the clay slumps and the glaze oozes. The artist will present a talk on his work March 23rd in the Gallery, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Register online or in the Liaison Office. It’s free to attend but space is limited.

Save the Date: GHP Artist Exhibition
All Greenwich House Pottery students are invited to participate in this annual exhibition. Please see the information sheets for all the details. These are available in the Liaison Office and online in the RESOURCE section of the website. Exhibition dates are April 6th through April 27th.

Studio Reminders
Have you been glazing?
It seems the intermediate/advanced bisque shelves are really getting packed. Avoid the end of term rush and glaze TODAY! Not ready? Mark your calendar for a glaze clinic on Wednesday, March 7th: 2:30 pm with Danny or 5:30 p.m. with Luc and get some hands on help!

Registration Reminders
Spring Term Classes are Filling Fast!
Now is the time to register for Spring term! Spring term is April 2 through June 25. Also, mark your calendar: registration for summer classes will open on Tuesday, May 1.

Special Information for Slipcast Students: Slipcasting classes end next week.
Register now for next term and renew your locker today if you’re continuing on to Spring term.
• Fill out your class evaluation and return to your liaison during measuring.
• Hiroe will tell you your end of term class cleaning task. During your last class, make sure to complete your task and go through your class shelves for any forgotten or unwanted work.
• You may attend Open Studio until the end of the term, March 26.
• If you are not continuing in the Spring, take home or discard all of your molds and empty you locker by March 26.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Friday, March 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Studio Technician and Liaison Appreciation Potluck Party
• Friday, March 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 1st Floor Wheelroom (Studiowide Potluck)
• Friday, March 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m.: Teabowl Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Kemske
• Friday, March 2, 2:00-5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Wheelroom (Teabowl Presentation)
• Tuesday, March 6: Spring Financial Aid Application Deadline
• Wednesday, March 7: Glaze Clinics
2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or 5:30 p.m. with Luc Hammond-Thomas
• Friday, March 9, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Morten Løbner Espersen
• Friday, March 9, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Back Studio (Artist Talk)
• Friday, March 23, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Daniel Bare in Jane Hartsook Gallery


Happenings
Your Invited….

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present Daniel Bare: Fused, an exhibition opening on February 23 at 5:00 p.m. Bare’s sculptures are a critique on the wastefulness of American consumerism. He collects unwanted pottery from thrift stores, landfills and abandoned kiln sites and assembles them into sculptures—adding glaze and slip and refiring the woks until the clay slumps and the glaze oozes. The artist will present a talk on his work March 23rd in the Gallery, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Register online or in the Liaison Office. It’s free to attend but space is limited.

Save the Date: GHP Artist Exhibiton

All Greenwich House Pottery students are invited to participate in this annual exhibition. Please see the information sheets for all the details. These are available in the Liaison Office and online in the RESOURCE section of the website. Exhibition dates are April 6th through April 27th.

Clay Retreat
Longtime GHP Members, Susanne Greene and Louise Eastman are once again hosting a clay retreat led by Pedro Ramirez and Lauren Berodt-Ramirez, August 25 through September 1, 2018 in Nantucket. More details can be found on the community bulletin board. Space is limited.

Studio Reminders
With so many students here at Greenwich House, it is important to remember that courtesy counts:
• Open studio begins at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, if you are not in a morning class you should not be in the building before 2:00 p.m. When Open Studio ends at 6:00 p.m. you should be cleaned up before 6:00 p.m. unless you are in an evening class.
• Open studio hours are on a first-come first-serve basis with a 3 hour limit during busy times.
• Do not occupy a wheel or a worktable in the classroom if you plan to work in the glaze area for hours.

Clay Dust is a Health Hazard

Please make every effort to minimize clay dust when working in the studio. Do not carve or scrape bone dry clay. Do not dry-sand in the studio unless you are using the spray booth. Always use a clean wet sponge to clean your work space; never brush or scrape dry clay. Cleaning as you work will to help to reduce dust.

Lost and found

Don’t forget to check the lost and found for your missing items—there is currently an abundance of unclaimed items. Lost and found is located on the basement level on top of the lockers. Items are donated every 2 weeks.

Registration Reminders

Spring Term Classes are Filling Fast!
Now is the time to register for Spring term! Spring term is April 2 through June 25. Also, mark your calendar: registration for summer classes will open on Tuesday, May 1.


Special Information for Slipcast Students: Slipcasting classes end in 2 weeks.

• Register now for next term and renew your locker today if you’re continuing on to Spring term.
• Fill out your class evaluation and return to your liaison during measuring.
• Hiroe will tell you your end of term class cleaning task. During your last class, make sure to complete your task and go through your class shelves for any forgotten or unwanted work.
• You may attend Open Studio until the end of the term, March 26.
• If you are not continuing in the Spring, take home or discard all of your molds by March 26.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

• Thursday, February 22. 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.: House Demo – Get a Handle on It!
• Thursday, February 22, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (House Demo)
• Friday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Daniel Bare Exhibition Opening Reception
• Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Studio Technician and Liaison Appreciation Potluck Party
• Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 1st Floor Wheelroom (Studiowide Potluck)
• Friday, March 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Teabowl Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Kemske
• Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Wheelroom (Teabowl Presentation)
• Tuesday, March 6: Spring Financial Aid Application Deadline
• Friday, March 23, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Daniel Bare in Jane Hartsook Gallery
• Friday, March 16, 6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (H10 Make-up)




Weekly Studio Update for February 12, 2018
Winter Term - Week 7 (Week 5 for Mon PM)

Happenings

Do you know about the excellent lineup of free artist talks, demos and field trips offered at GHP? Find out more about artist lectures by Eun-Ha Paek, Daniel Bare, a teabowl discussion lead by Dr. Bonnie Kemske or our next House Demo in which Luc Hammond-Thomas will teach you to “Get a Handle on It.” To find details and RSVP to theses upcoming events: visit our website, click search for classes, search “Winter 2018” and “Lecture Series” or visit the liaison office!

Tech & Liaison Appreciation
Many of you, the students, have noticed how hard the liaisons and techs work, day in day out, to make sure your work gets carefully measured and safely through the kilns and onto the shelf. On Friday, March 2, take an extra moment to say thank you to them in person for making it happen. There will be a student-organized studiowide potluck in the ground floor wheelroom at 2pm; sign-up on the community bulletin board to bring a dish. Afternoon measuring will be cancelled.

Coming Soon: the Pottery Potuck Cookbook
Want to be a part of GHP history? Submit your best recipe and it may be included in our revision of the amazing 1970’s “GHP Potluck Cookbook.” Have your recipe listed amongst legends such as Jane Hartsook, M.C. Richards, Anna Siok & Britt Moseley. Send recipes to pottery@greenwhichhouse.org by March 18.

Studio Reminders
The Magic of Reclaim
At Greenwich House Pottery unfired clay that is dried out, too wet, broken or unwanted goes into the reclaim bucket. This clay gets reformulated into usable new wonderful plastic clay and goes on to become great ceramics. However, this magical process is severely thwarted when rocks, sponges, and tools are found in the reclaim. If you add materials to your clay (grog, paper pulp, glaze, shells, rocks, etc.) you must deposit unwanted reclaim into the “contaminated” bucket or into the dumpster in the garden. Please be careful when reclaiming as it effects the entire studio.

Spray Gun Update
Aside from the industrial sprayer (purple), Greenwich House Pottery will no longer supply studio spray guns. The last spray gun purchased by the pottery was broken within 12 hours: this why we cannot have nice things.

Measuring Times
Measuring times have been updated to accommodate everyone. Tuesday and Thursday morning and evening, as well as Sunday daytime measuring sessions will begin in the slipcast studio, go to the 1st floor and wind upward up to end in the 3rd floor back studio.

Stairway Safety

The stairs are never a seat or resting place for tools and railings are not an appropriate coat rack. Many of our members must hold the railing to safely ascend the stairway and we all often carry clay or ceramics up and down—any item placed on the steps is a tripping hazard.

A Clean Studio is a Happy Studio
By working together, we keep the studio in tip top shape. If everyone wiped down just one communal item besides their work space before they leave open studio–imagine how dust free we would be.

Overflow

Classroom storage space is beginning to become an issue. The class shelves are more than sufficient for storage of class work for all members of each class, but when they become cluttered with personal items space gets limited. Please review the studio policy on personal item storage. Class shelves should only be used for storing work in progress. A failure to abide by studio policy could result in your items being discarded.

• Store all your personal items in your locker and put your studio clothes and shoes in the designated space in the basement.
• Do not store any items on top of or under lockers or anywhere else in the studio.
• Class and bisque shelves should be used only for work in progress.
• Items like porcelain, terra sig, mason stains and tools should be stored in your locker.
• If you have too many items edit what you store at the studio and bring in only what you will need for the day.
• Bring home finished work.
• Overflow shelves are to be shared by all students.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Tuesday, February 13, 1:30 p.m.: Cheim & Read Field Trip to tour Barry McGee Exhibition
• Friday, February 16, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Eun-Ha Paek in 2nd Floor Residency Space
• Thursday, February 22. 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.: House Demo–Get a Handle on It!
• Thursday, February 22, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (House Demo)
• Friday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Daniel Bare Exhibition Opening Reception
• Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Studio Technician and Liaison Appreciation Potluck Party
• Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 1st Floor Wheelroom (Studiowide Potluck)
• Friday, March 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Teabowl Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Kemske
• Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Wheelroom (Teabowl Presentation)
• Friday, March 23, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Daniel Bare in Jane Hartsook Gallery
• Friday, March 16, 6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (H10 Make-up)


Weekly Studio Update for February 5, 2018
Winter Term - Week 6 (Week 4 for Mon PM, Week 5 for Thurs AM/PM)


Studio Reminders
Feeling Sick? STAY HOME!
The flu is no joke. Please take care of yourself and be considerate of your community.

Hot Glazing Tip From A Fellow Potter
We all know the glazeroom is crowded. Think ahead: put your piece on a bat so it can be moved in the glazeroom. When you dip your piece, have a board at the ready. You can easily dip a whole set of cups and move ‘em to the kiln room in one go. And who hasn’t had a piece that took an astoundingly long time to dry before it could even be picked up? Likewise, if you use the spray booth, place your piece on a bat so that it can be removed from the booth as soon as your spraying is complete.

Special Information for Students Registered in a Six-Week Class
Six week “C” classes end this week.
Class evaluations –
please take a few minutes to let us know how your class went. It helps us to determine how we can improve. Email: pottery@greenwichhouse.org. Your feedback is valuable to us.
Non-returning Students:
• If you are not planning on returning, please make sure to finish all work in progress, get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room.
• By the end of your last class, clear off all items from your class shelf and empty your locker and take home all personal items. Please let a liaison know when you have emptied your locker.
You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until 2/22).

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Friday, February 9, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with A.M. Martens in Jane Hartsook Gallery
• Tuesday, February 13, 1:30 p.m.: Cheim & Read Field Trip to tour Barry McGee Exhibition
• Friday, February 16, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Eun-Ha Paek in 2nd Floor Residency Space
• Thursday, February 22. 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.: House Demo – Get a Handle on It!
• Thursday, February 22, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (House Demo)
• Friday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Daniel Bare Exhibition Opening Reception
• Friday, March 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Teabowl Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Kemske
• Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Wheelroom (Teabowl Presentation)
• Friday, March 23, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Daniel Bare in Jane Hartsook Gallery
• Friday, March 16, 6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (H10 Make-up)


A Clean Studio is a happy studio
We want to take a moment to remind you about our cleaner, healthier studio initiative! And how, by working together, we keep the studio in tip top shape. If everyone wiped down just one thing besides their work space before they leave open studio - imagine how dust free we would be. Thanks again for your participation!

 
Weekly Studio Update for January 29, 2018
Winter Term - Week 5 (Week 3 for Mon PM, Week 4 for Thurs AM/PM)

Happenings

Do you know about the excellent line up of free artist talks, demos, and field trips offered at Greenwich House? Find out more about artist lectures by A.M. Martens, Eun-Ha Paek, Daniel Bare, a teabowl discussion lead by Dr. Bonnie Kemske or the field trip to the Barry McGee exhibition at Cheim & Read. To find details and RSVP to theses upcoming free events: visit our website, click search for classes, search “Winter 2018” and “Lecture Series.” Sign-up now as spaces are limited!

House Demo: Get a Handle on It!
Our next house demo is Thursday, February 22 at 2:15 p.m. Bring a few leather-hard vessels and get hands on help from Technician Luc Hammond-Thomas to get a handle on it. Luc will demonstrate various methods of making handles, spouts, and decorative attachments. Open to wheelthrowers, slipcasters and handbuilders alike. Cost is $5, register online or in the liaison office.

Studio Reminders
Open Studio closures

Please pay attention to the Open Studio Closure signs as some open studio hours are affected by snow-day make-ups or upcoming lectures (i.e: No 2nd Floor Open Studio: February 1 until 5:00 p.m.)

Measuring Up!
With more students than ever, it is always busy at the measuring stations. Please realize that any liaison measures at least 100 pieces in a single session and are often measuring in excess of 3 hours. Please limit special requests and help make measuring faster by:
•  Having your work at a single measuring station with slips filled out completely before the liaison arrives.
•  Pay for both your bisque and glaze firing at the same time so that you will only have to have the work measured once. And remember there are discounts for work costing over $10 to fire!
•  Keep your credit log balance full to help speed things along. Or have payment method in hand if you think you will owe.
•  Be present in the studio when and where your work is being measured, the counters can be so crowded that often work needs to be moved as soon as it is measured to prevent breakage.

Registration Reminders
Now is the time to register for Spring term! Spring term is April 2 through June 25. Many of the intermediate/advanced daytime handbuilding classes have already filled.

Looking Ahead
Mark your calendar: registration for summer classes will open on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Special Information for Students Registered in a Six-Week Class
Six week classes have just one more meeting after this week’s classes.
Class evaluations – please take a few minutes to let us know how your class went. It helps us to determine how we can improve. Email: pottery@greenwichhouse.org. Your feedback is valuable to us.
Non-returning Students:
• If you are not planning on returning, please make sure to finish all work in progress, get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room.
By the end of your last class, clear off all items from your class shelf and empty your locker and take home all personal items. Please let a liaison know when you have emptied your locker.
You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until 2/22).

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, January 31: Glaze Clinics – at 2:30 p.m. with Lisa Chicoyne or at 5:30 p.m. with Luc
• Thursday, February 1, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Wheelroom (W6C Make-up)
• Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio
• Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:  Simple Molds Workshop with Hiroe Hanazono
• Friday, February 2, 6:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Wheelroom (W7 Make-up)
• Friday, February 9, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with A.M. Martens in Jane Hartsook Gallery
• Tuesday, February 13, 1:30 p.m.: Cheim & Read Field Trip to tour Barry McGee Exhibition
• Friday, February 16, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Eun-Ha Paek in 2nd Floor Residency Space
• Thursday, February 22. 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.: House Demo – Get a Handle on It!
• Thursday, February 22, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (House Demo)
• Friday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Daniel Bare Exhibition Opening Reception
• Friday, March 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Teabowl Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Kemske
• Friday, March 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Wheelroom (Teabowl Presentation)
• Friday, March 23, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Daniel Bare in Jane Hartsook Gallery

Weekly Studio Update for January 16, 2018
Winter Term - Week 3 (Week 2 for Mon PM, Thurs AM/PM)

Happenings
A.M. Martens Exhibition is Open
Check out the exhibition of new works by A.M. Martens in the Jane Hartsook Gallery. Martens uses everyday objects and spaces to reveal the inner structures that shape our individual points of view. Martens will present an Artist Talk about her work Friday, February 9, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited. Please RSVP online or in the liaison office.

Visit Eun-Ha in the Residency Space
Our current resident artist until February 23rd is Eun-Ha Paek. Visit Eun-Ha in the 2nd floor residency space and see what she has been making using handmade sculpture and 3D ceramic printing. Stop by any time the “Resident is in” sign is hanging on the door!
Eun-Ha Paek will give a talk about the work she has been developing as Greenwich House Pottery's current Fellowship Artist, on February 16 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eun-Ha is interested in the mutability of memory and has been developing her project using a 3D printer and hand-built sculpture. Seats are limited. Please register to RSVP.

Upcoming Demo
There are still a few seats available for our next House Demo: Repairs with Lisa Chicoyne. One size does not fit all! In this short house demo, Lisa will talk about analyzing breaks in greenware and bisque, picking a repair material and how to make the repair. Bring a broken piece and get help fixing it. This House Demo takes place Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM in the 3rd Floor Front Studio. Cost is $5.00, register in the liaison office or online.

Studio Reminders
Minimize Dust
As a reminder clay dust is a health hazard. Please make every effort to minimize clay dust when working in the studio. Dry sanding procedures must be followed when using any dry material (use a dust mask and work in the spray booth only). Always use a clean wet sponge to clean your work space, never brush or scrap dry clay. Cleaning as you work will to help to reduce dust.

Inspiration Available
Pick up a complimentary copy of Ceramics Now, our yearly catalogue of exhibitions from the Jane Hartsook Gallery.  Free while supplies last! (Located on top of lockers, across the Liaison Office.)

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Thursday, January 25, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Back Studio (H9 Make-up)
• Thursday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio (House Demo)
• Thursday, January 25, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.: House Demo, Repairs with Lisa Chicoyne
• Wednesday, January 31: Glaze Clinics – at 2:30 p.m. with Luc or at 5:30 p.m. with Danny
• Thursday, February 1, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Wheelroom (W6C Make-up)
• Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio
• Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:  Simple Molds Workshop with Hiroe Hanazono
• Friday, February 9, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with A.M. Martens
• Friday, February 16, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Eun-Ha Paek
 

Weekly Studio Update for January 9, 2018
Winter Term - Week 2 (Week 1 for Mon PM, Thurs AM/PM
)
Studio Reminders

ALL bisque must go into the kiln! ALL BISQUE must be glazed and placed in the kiln room or taken home by 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14th. The bisqueware shelves will be completely cleared on January 15th to make space for new work. All of the bisqueware that is currently on the shelves is from a previous term.  Now is the time to find your pieces, glaze and fire them.  Take advantage of the next two weeks to send your glazed work to the kilns for final firing.  The kilns are empty now and work should make it through the system quickly.


Class Shelves
Remember that all work from the previous term should now be on your current class shelf.  Don’t forget about pieces that you may have left on overflow shelves or the unlabeled bisque shelf.  Overflow shelves are to be shared by all for the temporary storage of work in progress, not for personal storage.

Wedging Table Practice

Get in the habit of wiping down the wedging table and wire after you are finished wedging. If everyone does this the wedging table will always be clean!

Studio Accidents
Please take extreme care when looking for your pieces. If you must move a piece to get to your work, be aware as to where you are placing objects. Do not place a piece inside someone’s firing tray – regardless of how harmless it may seem. Some work on the shelves is extremely fragile. Accidents happen; if you accidentally break someone's piece, leave a note. This is the courteous thing to do. 

Please Don’t Feed the Mice
Food should not be left in the studios at the of the end night. If you bring in food for yourself or to share please clean up, take home or discard leftover food before you leave.

Don’t forget to check the Lost & Found for your Missing Items 
There is currently an abundance of unclaimed items in the Lost & Found. The Lost & Found is located in the basement on top of the lockers. Items are donated every 2 weeks.

Happenings
A.M. Martens in the Jane Hartsook Gallery Opens this Friday
Please join us for the opening reception of an exhibition of new works by  A.M. Martens on Friday January 12th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Martens uses everyday objects and spaces to reveal the inner structures that shape our individual points of view. Martens will present an Artist Talk about her work Friday, February 9, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited. Please RSVP online or in the liaison office.

 

Visit Eun-Ha in the Residency Space
Our current resident artist until February 23rd is Eun-Ha Paek. Visit Eun-Ha in the 2nd floor residency space and see what she has been making using handmade sculpture and 3D ceramic printing. Stop by any time the “Resident is in” sign is hanging on the door!

 

Winter Storm Closures
In the event of a winter storm, it is our policy to cancel classes in accordance with the NYC public schools.  If NYC public schools close, our classes are cancelled and the pottery will be closed.  Weather closures are always announced by email, social media and on the weather closure options on our phone system (212-242-4106, option 5).  If you hear that NYC public schools are closing, please confirm that we are closed by checking one of those sources.  


Upcoming Worshops: Register online or in the liaison office

House Demo:  Repairs with Lisa Chicoyne

Thursday, January 25, 2018 (one day)

Time:  2:15 PM to 3:45 PM EST

Location:  3rd Floor Front Studio

Tuition:  $5.00

One size does not fit all! In this short house demo, Lisa will talk about analyzing breaks in greenware and bisque, picking a repair material and how to make the repair. Bring a broken piece and get help fixing it. The focus of this demo will be on greenware and bisque repairs.

Simple Molds with Hiroe Hanazono

Friday, February 02, 2018 (one day)

Time:  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:  Slip Casting Studio

Tuition:  $75.00

This one-day, hands-on course will introduce you to working with plaster to make simple molds and bats.  Learn how to make a slump, hump or sprig mold and a plaster bat ideal for drying paperclay and slab making.

 

 

Inspiration Available
Pick up a complimentary copy of Ceramics Now, our yearly catalogue of exhibitions from the Jane Hartsook Gallery.  Free while supplies last! (Located on top of lockers, across the Liaison Office.)


Upcoming Calendar Reminders

• Friday, January 12, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: A.M. Martens Exhibition Opening Reception
• Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: GHP Studios Closed
• Thursday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rdFloor Front Studio
• Thursday, January 25, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.: House Demo, Repairs with Lisa Chicoyne
• Wednesday, January 31: Glaze Clinics – at 2:30 p.m. with Luc or at 5:30 p.m. with Danny
• Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio
• Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:  Simple Molds Workshop with Hiroe Hanazono

 

Weekly Studio Update for January 2, 2018
Winter Term - Week 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome back!!

Happenings
Upcoming Workshops: Register online or in the liaison office

House Demo:  Repairs with Lisa Chicoyne

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time:  2:15 PM to 3:45 PM

Location:  3rd Floor Front Studio

Tuition:  $5.00 (current students only)

In this short house demo, Lisa will talk about analyzing breaks in greenware and bisque, picking a repair material and how then to make the repair. Bring a broken piece and get help fixing it. The focus of this demo will be on greenware and bisque repairs.

Simple Molds with Hiroe Hanazono

Friday, February 02, 2018

Time:  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:  Slip Casting Studio

Tuition:  $75.00 (current students only)

This one-day, hands-on course will introduce you to working with plaster to make simple molds and bats.  Learn how to make a slump, hump or sprig mold and a plaster bat ideal for drying paperclay and slab making.

Studio Reminders
ATTENTION: ALL BISQUE must be glazed and placed in the kiln room or taken home by 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14th.
The bisqueware shelves will be completely cleared on January 15th to make space for new work. All of the bisqueware that is currently on the shelves is from a previous term.  Now is the time to find your pieces, and to glaze and fire them. The kilns are empty now and work should make it through the system quickly.

Prohibited at GHP:
No cell phones.  Please turn off phones or set to vibrate and take calls outside, not in the garden.
No dry sanding in studios.  Use the spray booth for any dry sanding or scraping.
No EXACTO KNIVES or any tools with removable blades.  They pose too great a safety risk to both students and staff.

Class Shelves

All work from the previous term must be moved to your current class shelf.  Don’t forget about pieces on overflow. Overflow shelves are to be shared by all, for temporary storage of work in progress. Shelves are provided for work in progress, personal supplies and tools should be stored in lockers.

Winter Storm Closures

In the event of a winter storm, it is our policy to cancel classes in accordance with the NYC public schools.  If NYC public school classes and/or programs are cancelled, our classes are cancelled and the pottery will be closed.  This policy holds for daytime, evening and afterschool programs.  Special assessments will be made if a storm occurs on a weekend.  Weather closures are always announced by email, Facebook and on the weather closure options on our phone system (212-242-4106, option 5).  If you hear that NYC public schools are closing, please confirm that we are closed by checking one of those sources.  

Daily Classroom Cleaning Routine
All classes participate in an end of class cleaning routine.  Suggested task lists have been distributed to faculty so that each class can tackle clean up with ease.  Please make sure you always leave the studio cleaner than you found it.

GHP closed on Mondays until 6:00 PM

On Mondays GHP is open to students for evening classes only, beginning at 6:00 PM, no earlier.  There is no studio access during the day on Mondays.

New Student Orientation
New student orientation tours are offered the first week of classes to help familiarize you with our studios.  Tours take place 30 minutes prior to the start of each new class session.  If you are unable to arrive 30 minutes early on your first day of class, you may take the tour within the first week of class at any time that best suits your schedule.  Morning tours begin at 9:30 AM; evening tours begin at 6:15 PM.  Returning students who want a refresher are welcome to join in.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Tuesday, January 2: GHP reopens, Winter term begins.
• Friday, January 12, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m: A.M. Martens Exhibition Opening Reception
• Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: GHP Closed
• Thursday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio
• Thursday, January 25, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.: House Demo, Repairs with Lisa Chicoyne
• Wednesday, January 31, 2:30 (Luc) or 5:30 (Danny): Glaze Clinics
• Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:  Simple Molds Workshop with Hiroe Hanazono
• Friday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio






 

 
STUDIO HOURS:
Monday: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

JANE HARTSOOK GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00pm or by appointment.
The Gallery is closed between exhibitions.
Contact: Aimee Odum





Greenwich House Pottery
16 Jones Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-4106
pottery@greenwichhouse.org
(Note: GHP is not ADA accessible)

Studio Hours:
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Jane Hartsook Gallery
Wednesday – Saturday: 
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
(or by appointment)
Email or call at 212-242-4106 x25

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Read the 2017-2018 Arts Catalog for a complete description of our programs and services.

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