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Weekly Studio Update for June 10     Spring Term – Week 10 (Week 9 for Mon PM, Week 4 for F section)
From the Registration Office
Online registration for summer term began Wednesday, May 1. Summer term is six weeks: July 8 through August 16. Sign up now!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year will begin in late August. Once registration opens, you may register for Fall, Winter and Spring terms all at once. Fall classes will begin on Monday September 9th. We will email all students as soon as the schedule of next year’s classes is available.

Happenings
Back by Popular Demand: House Demo
A continuation of the last surface workshop with Kathy Erteman will take place Wednesday, June 19th at 2:15 p.m. in the glaze area. The decorated pieces from the last session have been bisqued and now it’s time to explore glazing over texture and pattern with additional surface treatments on top of the unfired glaze to achieve complex fired surfaces. This demo is just $5, register online or in the liaison office.

Artist Talk
Current GHP Fellow, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, will give a talk June 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. about the work she has been developing during her residency. She has used her time here to recreate The Stonewall Inn’s historic sign, in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising this month, and to continue a screen-printing project. Seats are limited. Please register to RSVP.

Spring Cleaning
Once again the basement changing and storage areas 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.

End of the School Year
The last day of spring term is Saturday, June 29. It is time to wrap up unfinished projects.

Spring Course Feedback
If you have feedback about your spring course, please email it to pottery@greenwichhouse.org.

End of Term
By June 29th at 5:45 p.m., place all finished work in the kiln room and bring home all personal items. The kilns will be firing over break. If you must leave work in progress on class shelves, understand that it may be moved during the tech cleaning process. Work in progress must be labeled with: your name and Summer class #. Green masking tape and sharpies are available at each measuring station for labelling work. Anything unlabeled and anything not on class shelves will be discarded during cleanup. Do not leave anything on the floor beneath shelves as the studio floors will be powerwashed over the break.

Glaze Grace Period
As usual, in order to make space for the new term’s bisqueware, you will be required to glaze all unfinished spring term bisque in the first two weeks of summer term (July 8-20). If you are unable to come during that time, it is best to wrap up unfinished work before the end of this term.

Special Information for Slipcast Students: 
Although classes are ending, you may attend open studio until the end of the term, June 29.

If you are not continuing in the summer:

  • Take home all of your molds, discard any that you do not wish to keep in the green metal dumpster
  • Clear classroom shelves of your artwork and personal items
  • Measure, pay and put work on shelves in the kiln room for firing.
  • Clean out your locker. Take home all personal items, molds and artwork.
  • You may return to glaze in the first two weeks of summer open studio (July 8-20).
  • Bring home all glaze fired pieces.

 

               I  If you are continuing in the summer, by Saturday June 29:

  • Take home or discard any molds you will not be using in the summer term
  • Consolidate all your molds or works in progress to as small an area as possible on a single shelf
  • Label all of your molds with name and summer class number

Unlabeled items on the class shelf will be discarded.

  • Renew your locker today if you’re continuing on to summer term
    *If you have not registered,  join the waitlist for summer term

               

Looking ahead for 12-week and 6-week handbuilding and wheel classes:
If you are returning for summer term, follow these instructions by
Saturday, June 29:

  • Clear classroom shelves of your artwork and personal items.
  • Measure, pay and put work on shelves in the kiln room for firing.
    • Label work-in-progress and greenware with your name and summer class number.
    • Any items left for summer term 2019 must be clearly labelled with your name and summer class number. Unlabeled items on the class shelf will be discarded. Tape and sharpies are available at each measuring station
    • Work can be left on overflow shelves as long as it is labelled, but note that it will be moved by staff to the appropriate class shelf when the shelves are renumbered during the break. This will allow us to start the term with clean shelving. Unlabeled items will be discarded.
    • Renew your locker and take home anything you cannot fit in your locker including items in the changing area, as we will be doing our inter-term cleaning.
    • You will be required to glaze all spring term bisque in the first two weeks of summer term (July 8-20). It is best to wrap up unfinished work before the end of the term.

 

If you are not returning for summer term, follow these instructions by Saturday, June 29:

  • Clear classroom shelves of your artwork and personal items
  • Measure, pay and put work on shelves in the kiln room for firing
  • Clean out your locker. Take home all personal items, molds and artwork
  • You may return to glaze in the first two weeks of summer open studio (July 8-20)
  • Bring home all glaze fired pieces

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Friday June 14:
Last Day of the Joanna Powell Exhibition in the Gallery
Wednesday, June 19, 2:00–4:00 p.m.: No open studio in Glaze Area, for House Demo
Wednesday, June 19, 2:15–3:45 p.m.: House Demo with Kathy Erteman, Complex Surfaces Part 2
Wednesday, June 26, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Phoenix Lindsey-Hall
Wednesday, June 26, 2:00–3:30: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio
Friday, June 28: GHP Fellow Phoenix Lindsey-Hall’s Last Day
Friday, June 28, 2:00–10:00 p.m.: End of Term Glaze-A-Thon
Saturday, June 29: Last Day of Spring Term

Weekly Studio Update for May 28    
Spring Term – Week 8 (Week  2 for F section)
From the Registration Office
Online registration for summer term began Wednesday, May 1. Summer term is six weeks: July 8 through August 16. Sign up now!

Emails
Studio closures, registration reminders, and important updates are communicated by email. Certain email systems file our emails as promotion, social or spam. To ensure you are getting our emails in your inbox, please add “pottery@greenwichhouse.org” to your contacts.  Hot tip for gmail users: click and drag our message to the Primary tab at the top of your Gmail interface to indicate it's important. When you do this, Gmail will ask if this is where you'd like our future emails to land.

The Resident is IN
GHP is excited to welcome our new Fellow, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall! She is a ceramic, photographic and mixed-media artist who creates research-based artwork that centers on violence in queer communities. Phoenix will be with us from May 28 to June 28. Please stop by to visit her and see what she’s working on in the new residency space on the first floor where the old glaze room used to be.

Happenings
GHP Merch Sale
T-shirts, totes, steins, Potluck Cookbooks and Gallery catalogues are all on sale now through the end of the term. Score some sweet GHP merch and support the Pottery at the same time!

Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present new work by Joanna Powell. In this exhibition, Powell explores emotions that are universally felt in highly individualized ways. Everyone eventually grapples with the death of a loved one, but each person’s experience is unique. Using ceramic, photography and neon, Powell unpacks what it means to have common experiences without actually being able to share them. Stop by the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Mark Your Calendar
Get hands-on help glazing during one of our glaze clinics. Two sessions: Thursday, June 6 at 2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or at 5:30 p.m. with Gina Tibbott. Refresh your basic glazing skills by attending one of these clinics. Free for currently registered GHP students. Simply show up in the glazing area.

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Wednesday, May 29, 2:15 p.m.:
House Demo Nerikomi with Pedro Ramirez
Thursday, June 6 at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.: Glaze Clinics
Friday, June 7: Summer Financial Aid Deadline
Friday June 28, 2 – 10 p.m.: End of Term Glaze-A-Thon

Weekly Studio Update for May 21     Spring Term – Week 7 (Week 1 for F section)
Summer Registration Reminder
Online registration began Wednesday, May 1. Summer term is six weeks: July 8 through August 16. Sign up now!

Summer Master Series Workshops:  Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14
This year we are excited to welcome Harlan Reano and Ibrahim Said to Greenwich House. Summer Master Series Workshops are intermediate level and take place from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily; Firing and materials are included in the cost of tuition. Participants may stay and work in the studio until 10:00 p.m. during the workshop. Space is limited. Tuition is $425 ($375 for current GHP students). Students must register in person to receive the discount. More details can be found on our website:
ŸAlong with wheel throwing demonstrations showing traditional Egyptian forms, Said will discuss and demonstrate the use of geometry in Islamic design as the basis for both traditional Islamic ware and his own sculptural ceramic work. He will walk through the steps from drawing on paper to translating designs onto clay and demonstrate how even similar underlying geometric structures can become a variety of different patterns.     ŸLisa Holt (Cochiti Pueblo) and Harlan Reano (Santo Domingo/Kewa Pueblo) have been collaborating since 1999. Reano will demonstrate the handbuilding techniques and the decoration methods used to make their signature Ollas. Reano creates designs that are sometimes inspired by older Santo Domingo pottery, but frequently are his own creations. This workshop will be concurent with an exhibition of their work in the Jane Hartsook Gallery.

For New Six-Week Students
Instructors will hand out the Greenwich House Pottery Student Information and Guidelines during your first class. Please read this carefully as it will help to orient or re-familiarize you with the studios. Pottery Notes is your source for all studio information; Pottery Notes and Open Studio hours are posted on the Message Center and bulletin boards and can be found on our website.

Happenings
GHP Merch Sale
T-shirts, totes, steins, Potluck Cookbooks and Gallery catalogues are all on sale now through the end of the term. Score some sweet GHP merch and support the Pottery at the same time!

Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present new work by Joanna Powell. In this exhibition, Powell explores emotions that are universally felt in highly individualized ways. Everyone eventually grapples with the death of a loved one, but each person’s experience is unique. Using ceramic, photography and neon, Powell unpacks what it means to have common experiences without actually being able to share them. Stop by the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Studio Reminders
Return Bats and Boards

Please return bats and ware boards to the designated classroom shelves where they are stored. Do not leave bats and boards in the kiln room.

Trash
The grey bins in on the first floor are for bagged trash only; please use the regular trash and blue recycling receptacles for any trash or recycling you are discarding. Unwanted molds or bisqueware should be deposited only into the green metal dumpster.


At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Sunday, May 26 – Monday, May 27:
Pottery Closed for Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 29, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo Nerikomi with Pedro Ramirez
Friday, June 7: Summer Financial Aid Deadline

 

Weekly Studio Update for May 13     Spring Term – Week 6
Summer Registration Reminder
Online registration began Wednesday, May 1. Summer term is six weeks: July 8 through August 16.

Happenings
House Demo: Nerikomi, May 29th at 2:15 p.m. with Pedro Ramirez
Still a few seats left—sign up online or in the liaison office for just $5.

Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present new work by Joanna Powell. In this exhibition, Powell explores emotions that are universally felt in highly individualized ways. Everyone eventually grapples with the death of a loved one, but each person’s experience is unique. Using ceramic, photography and neon, Powell unpacks what it means to have common experiences without actually being able to share them. Join us for the opening reception Friday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. or stop by the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Studio Reminders
Studio Accidents

Accidents happen: if you accidentally damage someone's piece, leave a note. It’s the courteous thing to do.

  • Please take special care when working with wax, if you accidentally splash wax on someone’s bisqueware, it will need to be re-bisqued before it can be glazed.
  • 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.
  • Help keep the creativity flowing and the shelves from crowding by glazing bisqueware promptly and taking home finished work once it is out of the kiln. The less work piles up, the less chance of a piece being broken.

GHP Artists Exhibition
Artwork that was not picked up from the Gallery by May 7th has returned to the glaze shelves for pick up.

Six Week “E” Section Classes are Wrapping Up

For Non-Returning Students, by the end of your last class this week:
• Make sure to finish all work in progress
• Clear off all items from your class shelf
• Get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room
• Take home all personal items
• Empty your locker and let a liaison know when you have done so

You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until May 30).
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.

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Friday, May 17, 3:30–4:30 p.m.:
Joanna Powell Artist Talk
Friday, May 17, 3:00–5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Handbuilding Studio
Friday, May 17, 5:00–7:00 p.m.: Opening Reception: Joanna Powell Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown
Sunday, May 26 – Monday, May 27: Pottery Closed for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo Nerikomi with Pedro Ramirez
Friday, June 7: Summer Financial Aid Deadline

Weekly Studio Update for May 13     Spring Term – Week 6
Summer Registration Reminder

Online registration began Wednesday, May 1. Summer term is six weeks: July 8 through August 16.

Happenings
House Demo: Nerikomi, May 29th at 2:15 p.m. with Pedro Ramirez
Still a few seats left—sign up online or in the liaison office for just $5.

Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present new work by Joanna Powell. In this exhibition, Powell explores emotions that are universally felt in highly individualized ways. Everyone eventually grapples with the death of a loved one, but each person’s experience is unique. Using ceramic, photography and neon, Powell unpacks what it means to have common experiences without actually being able to share them. Join us for the opening reception Friday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. or stop by the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Studio Reminders
Studio Accidents

Accidents happen: if you accidentally damage someone's piece, leave a note. It’s the courteous thing to do.
  • Please take special care when working with wax, if you accidentally splash wax on someone’s bisqueware, it will need to be re-bisqued before it can be glazed.
  • 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.
  • Help keep the creativity flowing and the shelves from crowding by glazing bisqueware promptly and taking home finished work once it is out of the kiln. The less work piles up, the less chance of a piece being broken.

GHP Artists Exhibition
Artwork that was not picked up from the Gallery by May 7th has returned to the glaze shelves for pick up.

Six Week “E” Section Classes are Wrapping Up

For Non-Returning Students, by the end of your last class this week:
• Make sure to finish all work in progress

• Clear off all items from your class shelf 
• Get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room
• Take home all personal items
• Empty your locker and let a liaison know when you have done so You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until May 30).

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.


At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Friday, May 17, 3:30–4:30 p.m.:
Joanna Powell Artist Talk
Friday, May 17, 3:00–5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Handbuilding Studio
Friday, May 17, 5:00–7:00 p.m.: Opening Reception: Joanna Powell Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown
Sunday, May 26 – Monday, May 27: Pottery Closed for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo Nerikomi with Pedro Ramirez
Friday, June 7: Summer Financial Aid Deadline


Weekly Studio Update for April 29    Welcome to Spring Term – Week 4

Summer Registration Reminder
Online Registration Begins at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Summer term is six weeks: Monday, July 8 through Friday, August 16. The summer schedule is now available; you can view class descriptions and details online before registration opens on May 1. Please make sure you have your username and password prior to registering. If you do not know this information, it can be retrieved online by clicking the “forgot password” link. Online registration is preferred, but students may submit their registration form or financial aid application by mail or in person. Registrations (including financial aid applications) will be processed starting 2:00 p.m. on May 1 in the order they are received.

Happenings

Glaze Clinics

Meet in the glaze area Thursday, May 2nd at 2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or 5:30 p.m. with Gina. Bring a bisque piece for hands-on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Glaze clinics are free and open to all, just show up!

GHP Artists Exhibition
This is the last week to check out the GHP Artists Exhibition. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday 12-6 p.m. If your work was exhibited, pick up your piece during regular Pottery hours: Friday, May 3 after 6:00 p.m. through Tuesday, May 7, during Pottery hours (gallery door will be closed but unlocked for your convenience.) If you are unable to come during these times please make arrangements for someone else to pick up your piece. Work will not be stored. Unclaimed work will be moved to glaze shelves after May 7.

Pottery Pizza & Potluck

In conjunction with the closing of the GHP Artists Exhibition, there will be an event in appreciation of all GHP artists at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Join us on the ground floor for pizza and potluck. Bring a dish to share; GHP Potluck Cook Books are on sale in the liaison office for inspiration. All currently registered students, faculty and staff are welcome. Take a break to mingle and share some snacks!

Joanna Powell: Artist Talk, May 17, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Joanna Powell will give an artist talk. Powell will discuss her past work and her New York debut exhibition, Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown. In this exhibition, Powell explores emotions that are universally felt in highly individualized ways. Everyone eventually grapples with the death of a loved one, but each person’s experience is unique. Using ceramic, photography and neon, Powell unpacks what it means to have common experiences without actually being able to share them. Seats are limited. Please register to RSVP.

Visit the Pottery Poetry Corner
Visit the Community Bulletin Board for a moment of inspiration and reflection. Lu Zhang will be posting and updating the corner weekly. Details for contributing are noted on the board.

Studio Reminders

Please Limit Your Output
Be considerate of others with studio use and when it comes to sharing overflow shelves. For example, if you have 5 pieces in progress please move them through firing and glazing before beginning another project.

Community Standards

As outlined in the Greenwich House Pottery Student information and guidelines, students are expected to abide by studio rules and to comport themselves in a courteous and polite manner at all times. Please observe community standards in regard to quiet, courtesy, and cleanliness. Keep conversations quiet, and ceramics related. Take phone calls outside of the building. Act with kindness and civility toward your studiomates. Do not touch the work of others, if you accidentally harm someone else’s work leave a note. If you find something that does not belong to you, place it in the Lost & Found in the basement. Always leave the studio cleaner than you found it. If open studio is particularly busy please keep to a 3-hour limit to make space for others.

Dustbusting
If you are using any process that creates dust (such as, but not limited to: scraping dry clay, sanding bisque, using clay powder, or mixing mason stains or any finely dispersed powders), care should be taken to keep operations as dust-free as possible. A dust mask should be worn for all these processes. Only open containers of powder substances in the spray booth while the vent is on and mix into liquid. Avoid dry sanding, use wet sand paper and a bucket of water to keep dust out of the air.

Be Mindful of Fragrances
Please help us to accommodate our studiomates who are chemically sensitive to fragrances and other scented products. Thank you for not wearing perfume, aftershave, scented hand lotion, fragranced hair products, and or similar products with a strong scent.

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Wednesday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m.:
Summer Registration Opens
Thursday, May 2, 2:30 or 5:30 p.m.: Glaze Clinics—NO OPEN STUDIO in Glaze Area
Friday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.: GHP Artists Exhibition Closing / Pottery Appreciation Pizza & Pot Luck
Friday, May 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Joanna Powell Artist Talk
Friday, May 17, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Opening Reception: Joanna Powell Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown
Sunday, May 26 – Monday, May 27: Pottery Closed for Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 29, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo Nerikomi with Pedro Ramirez



Weekly Studio Update for April 22    Welcome to Spring Term – Week 3
Studio Reminders
Bisque Shelves Assigned

Bisque shelves have been slightly reconfigured. All beginning classes have been relocated to the new glazing area.

Minimize Reclaim

Please keep in mind how hard our studio technicians work to haul clay up and down the stairs for your use. Please take only what you need. Return usable clay to the clay bucket, rather than the reclaim. Freshly thrown pieces can be wedged back into reusable clay, slab trimmings can be dipped in water and rewedged. Please take care not to be wasteful with clay use.

Keep the Dust Down

Please clean up after yourself; TWICE. Clay dust is a health hazard. Always wipe up with a clean, damp sponge, then do it again. Do not sand scrape, carve, or trim dry clay. Look out for your studiomates’ and your own health.

Please Keep Community Tools Communal

Return bats, boards, banding wheels, molds, buckets, etc. to the shelves where they belong. Do not store community tools on your shelves overnight and do not leave reclaim in the bats for multiple days.

Happenings

Mark Your Calendars: House Demos and Glaze Clinics

Did you know Greenwich House Pottery offers demos throughout the term to currently registered students? The first glaze clinics of the term will take place on Thursday, May 2nd. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 p.m. or at 5:30 p.m. Bring a bisque piece for hands-on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Glaze clinics are free and open to all, just show up!

GHP Artists Exhibition
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition recognizing the distinguished artists who contribute to the GHP community. There will be a closing event in appreciation of all GHP artists at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Join us on the ground floor for pizza and potluck. Bring a dish to share, GHP Pot Luck Cook Books are on sale in the liaison office for inspiration.

Looking for Artists

Kathy Erteman has been asked if she knows any potters who might be interested in selling their pots as vendors in the Handcrafters Village during the 50th annual Clearwater Festival. If you are interested, email Kathy two images of your work to kerteman@gmail.com.

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Wednesday, April 24: 2:15-3:45 p.m.: House Demo w/ Kathy Erteman—NO OPEN STUDIO in 2nd Flr Handbuilding
Wednesday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m.: Summer Registration Opens
Thursday, May 2, 2:30 or 5:30 p.m.: Glaze Clinics—NO OPEN STUDIO in Glaze Area
Friday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.: GHP Artists Exhibition Closing / Pottery Appreciation Pizza & Pot Luck
Friday, May 17, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Exhibition Opening Reception: Joanna Powell Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown

 

Weekly Studio Update for April 15           Welcome to Spring Term – Week 2

Happenings
Mark Your Calendars: House Demos and Glaze Clinics
Did you know Greenwich House Pottery offers demos throughout the term to currently registered students? Join us Wednesday, April 24 at 2:15 p.m. with Kathy Erteman for a House Demo on creating complex surfaces. To attend, register online or in the liaison office for just $5 and bring along a few leatherhard pieces and your favorite brushes. Next up: the first glaze clinics of the term will take place on Thursday, May 2nd. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 p.m. or at 5:30 p.m. Bring a bisque piece for hands-on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Glaze clinics are free and open to all, just show up!

 

GHP Artists Exhibition

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition recognizing the distinguished artists who contribute to the GHP community. If you have not yet seen the show, make sure to stop by; this exhibition is not to be missed. Congratulations to this year’s award winners: Oksana Todorova, recipient of the Anna Siok award for handbuilding; Phyllis Rosenblatt, recipient of the Madeline Sadin Award for wheel-thrown work; and Richard Stauffacher, recipient of the Director’s Choice Award. There will be a closing event in appreciation of all GHP artists on Friday, May 3. Join us on the ground floor for pizza and potluck. Bring a dish to share, GHP Pot Luck Cook Books are on sale in the liaison office for inspiration.

 

Death and Dim Sum

Before there was Central Park, and before there was the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there was Green-Wood Cemetery with it's beautiful landscaped grounds, statuary, and famous residents. If you have never paid a visit, now is the time. Phil Stein, professional tour guide (and GHP student), will be leading his "Death and Dim Sum Tour" of the cemetery and Brooklyn's Chinatown for dim sum on Sunday, April 21, at 10 a.m. (a day that the Pottery is closed!). Exact details can be found on the Community bulletin board at the bottom of the main stairwell.

 

Returning Students

Glazing Grace Period

All of the bisqueware that is currently on the 1st floor shelves is from the previous term.  As with the start of every new term, we ask that you finish glazing work from these past 12 weeks. The bisqueware shelves will be completely cleared on April 20th to make space for new work. Glaze, glaze, glaze!

If you have work on the bisque shelves that you do not wish to keep, do not leave it on the shelves; move it to the dumpster. Bisque from the current spring term will not be unloaded until Monday, April 22.

 

Studio Reminders

Class Shelves

Returning students, please remember that all work from the previous term should now be on your current class shelf.  Don’t forget about pieces 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.

Minimize Reclaim

Please keep in mind how hard our studio technicians work to haul clay up and down the stairs for your use. Please take only what you need. Return usable clay to the clay bucket, rather than the reclaim. Freshly thrown pieces can be wedged back into reusable clay, slab trimmings can be dipped in water and rewedged. Please take care not to be wasteful with clay use.

 

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Saturday, April 20: Last Day to Glaze or Remove Bisqueware from Winter Term
Sunday April 21: GHP closed for Easter
Wednesday, April 24: 2:15-3:45 p.m.: House Demo w/ Kathy Erteman - NO OPEN STUDIO in 2nd Flr Handbuilding
Wednesday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m.: Summer Registration Opens

Thursday, May 2, 2:30 or 5:30 p.m.: Glaze Clinics - NO OPEN STUDIO in Glaze Area
Friday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.: GHP Member’s Exhibition Closing / Pottery Appreciation Pizza & Pot Luck


Weekly Studio Update April 8     Welcome to Spring Term – Week 1

New Student Information
Welcome to spring term 2019. Your instructor will hand out a pamphlet of important studio basics; Please read it as it is a good introduction to the Pottery. Some important safety and courtesy reminders:

No dry sanding 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.
No cell phones.  Please turn off phones or set to vibrate and take calls outside, not in the stairwell or hallway.

Returning Students

Glazing Grace Period

All of the bisqueware that is currently on the 1st floor shelves is from the previous term.  As with the start of every new term, we ask that you finish glazing work from these past 12 weeks. The bisqueware shelves will be completely cleared on April 20th to make space for new work. Glaze, glaze, glaze!

Studio Reminders
Class Shelves

Returning students, please remember that all work from the previous term should now be on your current class shelf.  Don’t forget about pieces 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.

Construction underway
For those of you who are new to the studio, we are underway to add new kilns, an expanded kiln room, an elevator, an ADA-compliant bathroom, and the needed space for mixing and storing clay and glaze. We realize it is a bit noisy and the ground floor traffic is busy at times so we thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue construction. We hope the gradual changes around the studio will make an appreciable difference in your experience of the studio.

We recently emailed a survey about the project to all students. Instructors have a paper versions; please take a moment today to fill it out and return to a liaison. Your feedback is important to us.

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 Artist Exhibition
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition recognizing the distinguished artists who contribute to the GHP community. Please join us for the opening reception Friday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Friday, April 12, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.: GHP Artists Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, April 20: Last Day to Glaze or Remove Bisqueware from Winter Term
Sunday April 21: GHP closed for Easter
Wednesday, April 24: 2:15-3:45 p.m.: House Demo with Kathy Erteman, details to come
Wednesday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m.: Summer Registration Opens

 

Weekly Studio Update for April 1     Last Week of Winter Term – Week 12

End of Term    
To make space for new work in the Spring term, you may leave work in progress only on your spring class shelf. Work in progress must be labeled with: Your name and Spring class #. Masking tape and sharpies are available at each measuring station. All overflow shelves in handbuilding and wheel studios must be cleared by end of term: Saturday, April 6 at 5:45 p.m. Please place work in kiln room, and bring home all personal items. Anything unlabeled and anything not on class shelves will be discarded during cleanup.

If you are not returning for Spring term, follow these instructions by Saturday, April 6:
Clear classroom shelves of your art work and personal items.
Measure, pay and put work on shelves in the kiln room for firing.

Clean out your locker. Take home all clothing, shoes, personal items, molds and artwork.
You may return to finish glazing during open studio for two weeks at the start of winter term: April 8
20.
Bring home all glaze-fired pieces.

Glazing Grace Period
It’s the end of the term and as usual we ask that you finish glazing work from these past 12 week, as the bisqueware shelves will be completely cleared on April 20th to make space for new work. All of the bisqueware that is currently on the shelves is from the previous term.  Now is the time to find your pieces, and to glaze and fire them.

Glaze-A-Thon!
To help inspire your end of term glaze journey, join us on the ground floor Friday, April 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the end of term Glaze-A-Thon. Free demos throughout the afternoon by Luc Hammond-Thomas at 2:00 p.m., Adam Welch at 4:00 p.m., and Anjuli Wright at 7:00 p.m.

Classroom Cleaning Assignments
On your last day of class, please remember to complete your cleaning assignment. Teachers please help students go through and clear off class and bisque shelves of unwanted or long forgotten work, and send work to the kilns! Overflow shelves should be left entirely empty. Bring any unwanted work to the dumpster on the first floor.
We appreciate any extra cleaning karma you put forward in helping shine up the studio for the next term.

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

In the Gallery
The GHP Artists Exhibition will take place April 12–May 3. All students enrolled in the 2018-19 school year are invited to present one piece. Further details are posted on the message center, on the Resource page of our website or pick up a copy in the liaison office. You may drop off your piece in the Gallery on the following days:

  • Monday, April 1 (during regular Pottery hours, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday – Friday, April 2 – 5 (10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 6 (9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Monday, April 1 – Saturday, April 6: GHP Artists Exhibition drop-off during regular Pottery hours
Friday, April 5, 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.: End of Term Glaze-A-Thon
Saturday, April 6: Last Day of Winter term
Sunday, April 7: GHP Closed, Inter-term Break
Monday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.: GHP re-opens for Spring term
Friday, April 12, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.: GHP Artists Exhibition Opening Reception

 

Weekly Studio Update for March 18         Winter Term – Week 10

Happenings

Glaze Clinics

Get hands-on help glazing. Two sessions: Thursday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Danny Crump or at 5:30 p.m. with Julie Knight. Refresh your basic glazing skills by attending one of these clinics. Free for currently registered GHP students. Simply show up in the glazing area.

In the Gallery
The GHP Artists Exhibition will take place April 12–May 3. All students enrolled in the 2018-19 school year are invited to present one piece. Details are posted on the message center or pick up a copy in the liaison office.

Studio News
Due to the high volume of large pieces in the kiln room, please allow extra time for bisque and glazeware.If you are making large work please be mindful of how much space you are taking up in the studio. It may be time to evaluate how much space you are occupying on the class shelves, the overflow, the bisque shelves and the kiln room. Please remember this is a community studio.  

Community Standards
As outlined in the Greenwich House Pottery Student information and guidelines, students are expected to abide by studio rules and to comport themselves in a courteous and polite manner at all times. Please observe community standards in regard to quiet, courtesy, and cleanliness.

  • Keep conversations quiet, and ceramics related. Take phone calls outside of the building.
  • Act with kindness and civility toward your studiomates.
  • Do not touch the work of others, if you accidentally harm someone else’s work leave a note.
  • If you find something that does not belong to you, place it in the Lost & Found in the basement.
  • Always leave the studio cleaner than you found it.
  • If open studio is particularly busy please keep to a 3-hour limit to make space for others.

Dry Cleaning Plastic

GHP provides clean, unused drycleaning bags to wrap up your work, we encourage you to reuse this plastic and store it in your locker as long as it is useable. Once clay accumulates on the plastic and becomes dusty, it is a health hazard. Please do not save plastic by stashing it all over the studio – we have been finding dusty plastic in piles on the studio floors and tucked in crevices each morning.                                                                                                                                                                

From the Registration Office
Summer term will take place July 8 through August 16. Registration for summer term will begin online and in person on May 1 at 2:00 p.m. 

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Thursday, March 21: Glaze Clinics, 2:00 with Danny Crump or 5:30 with Julie Knight
Monday, April 1 – Saturday, April 6: GHP Artists Exhibition drop-off during regular Pottery hours
Friday, April 5, 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.: End of Term Glaze-a-thon
Saturday, April 6: Last Day of Winter term
Sunday, April 7: GHP Closed, Inter-term Break
Monday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.: GHP re-opens for Spring term
Friday, April 12, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.: GHP Artists Exhibition Opening Reception

Weekly Studio Update for March 11        Winter Term – Week 9
Happenings
Glaze Clinics

Get hands-on help glazing. Two sessions: Thursday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Danny Crump or at 5:30 p.m. with Julie Knight. Refresh your basic glazing skills by attending one of these clinics. Free for currently registered GHP students. Simply show up in the glazing area.

Studio News
Glaze of the Month

Low-fire Gloss Black is available in the glaze room for a limited time. This shiny glaze fires at cone 04. Use it before it’s gone! 

Kiln Shelf Use: Worried about a drip? Need a bit of protection on your fragile piece?
If your piece is extremely fragile, hard to handle or a possible kiln disaster, you should build a firing tray to protect the piece and the kiln. There are some communal trays and broken kiln shelves that can be used for this purpose located in the kiln room on labelled shelves. Please do not use full kiln shelves or other kiln furniture. If you use a broken kiln shelf, please use kiln wash and take care not destroy with glaze. As always, if you use a firing tray or shelf remnant it must be measured with your piece.

A Clean Studio is a Happy Studio
Please make sure you are not only cleaning up after yourself but also completing end-of-class clean-up tasks. GHP is a community studio and it is up the community to work together and 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. As a reminder clay dust is a health hazard. Please make every effort to minimize clay dust when working in the studio. 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.

Feeling Sick? Stay Home.
Please take care of yourself and be considerate of your community.

In the Gallery
Check out Rirkrit Tiravanija’s exhibition Untitled (Billy Wilder doesn’t drink green tea) 2019 in the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tiravanija has transformed the gallery into a comfortable living room that invites visitors to take a minute to sit, relax, have a drink and contemplate pottery. Don’t miss it!

The GHP Artists Exhibition will take place April 12–May 3. All students enrolled in the 2018-19 school year are invited to present one piece. Details are posted on the message center or pick up a copy in the liaison office.

From the Registration Office
Summer term will take place July 8 through August 16. Registration for summer term will begin online and in person on May 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Attention Slipcasters:
Slipcasting classes end this week; although you will no longer be able to create molds after the last class, you can continue casting in the studio until the end of the term.

  • Please evaluate which molds you are not using and either take home or discard.
  • Register now for next term and renew your locker today if you’re continuing on to Spring term.
  • 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, and wipe down shelves.

For Non-Returning Students, by April 6 at 5:45 p.m.:

  • Make sure to finish all work in progress
  • Clear off all items from your class shelf  and wipe shelves clean
  • Get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room
  • Take home all molds and personal items
  • Place any molds that you do not wish to keep in the green dumpster
  • Empty your locker and let a liaison know when you have done so

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.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Thursday, March 21: Glaze Clinics, 2:00 with Danny Crump or 5:30 with Julie Knight
Monday, April 1 – Saturday, April 6: GHP Artists Exhibition drop-off during regular Pottery hours
Friday, April 5, 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.: End of Term Glaze-a-thon
Saturday, April 6: Last Day of Winter term
Sunday, April 7: GHP Closed, Inter-term Break
Monday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.: GHP re-opens for Spring term
Friday, April 12, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.: GHP Artists Exhibition Opening Reception

 

Weekly Studio Update for February 25        Winter Term – Week 7

Studio News
Build Smart

Work that is big and thick (over 1 inch thick) is likely to explode during firing. Negligent building has taken out a lot of other artists work in the kiln. Work that is too thick will not be loaded and will be left on the hospital shelf.

Happenings
Hollow Be Thy Handle

Join us for a House Demo on March 6 at 2:15 p.m. with Luc Hammond-Thomas. Luc will be demonstrating how he uses templates to create hollow slab structures that act as handles on his newest series of vessels. Learn Luc’s method to create attachments and embellishments for your work. To attend, register online or in the liaison office for $5.

In the Gallery
Check out Rirkrit Tiravanija’s exhibition Untitled (Billy Wilder doesn’t drink green tea) 2019 in the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tiravanija has transformed the gallery into a familiar environment that invites visitors to take a minute to sit, relax, have a drink and contemplate pottery. Don’t miss it!

The GHP Artists Exhibition will take place April 12–May 3. All students enrolled in the 2018-19 school year are invited to present one piece. Details are posted on the message center or pick up a copy in the liaison office.

From the Registration Office
Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register now to secure your seat in the Spring term (April 8 through June 29).

For New Six-Week Students
Instructors will hand out the Greenwich House Pottery Student Information and Guidelines during your first class. Please read this carefully as it will help to orient or re-familiarize you with the studios. Pottery Notes is your source for all studio information; Pottery Notes and Open Studio hours are posted on the Message Center and bulletin boards and can be found on our website.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Tuesday, March 5: Spring Financial Aid Applications due
Wednesday, March 6, 2:15: House Demo with Luc Hammond-Thomas
Wednesday, March 6, 2:00-4:00: No Open Studio in Slipcast Studio for House Demo
Thursday, March 21, 2:30 or 5:30: Glaze Clinics
Monday, April 1 – Saturday, April 6: GHP Artists Exhibition drop-off during Pottery hours
Friday, April 5, 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.: End of Term Glaze-a-thon
Friday, April 12, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.: GHP Artists Exhibition

 

Weekly Studio Update for March 5        Winter Term – Week 8

Studio News
Looking for Feedback

This week all currently registered students will receive an email asking for opinions on our Shape the Future Campaign. Since YOU help make the Pottery the vibrant community that it is, your voice matters in everything we're doing, and student input is a priority as we Shape the Future. Please take a moment to answer the few brief questions about our ongoing efforts. We look forward to hearing from you. (If you do not have email, you may stop by the office to pick up a paper copy of the survey.)

Lid Wax is always available in the glaze area, it is now black (rather than pink).

A Clean Studio is a Happy Studio
Please make sure you are not only cleaning up after yourself but also completing end-of-class clean-up tasks. GHP is a community studio and it is up the community to work together and 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.

Happenings
Still Seats Available: Hollow Be Thy Handle

Join us for a House Demo on March 6 at 2:15 p.m. with Luc Hammond-Thomas. Luc will be demonstrating how he uses templates to create hollow slab structures that act as handles on his newest series of vessels. Learn Luc’s method to create attachments and embellishments for your work. To attend, register online or in the liaison office for $5.

In the Gallery
Check out Rirkrit Tiravanija’s exhibition Untitled (Billy Wilder doesn’t drink green tea) 2019 in the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tiravanija has transformed the gallery into a familiar environment that invites visitors to take a minute to sit, relax, have a drink and contemplate pottery. Don’t miss it!

The GHP Artists Exhibition will take place April 12–May 3. All students enrolled in the 2018-19 school year are invited to present one piece. Details are posted on the message center or pick up a copy in the liaison office.

From the Registration Office
Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register now to secure your seat in the Spring term (April 8 through June 29). Summer term will take place July 8 through August 16. Registration for summer term will begin on May 1.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Tuesday, March 5: Spring Financial Aid Applications due

Wednesday, March 6, 2:15: House Demo with Luc Hammond-Thomas

Wednesday, March 6, 2:00-4:00: No Open Studio in Slipcast Studio for House Demo

Thursday, March 21, 2:30 or 5:30: Glaze Clinics

Monday, April 1 – Saturday, April 6: GHP Artists Exhibition drop-off during regular Pottery hours

Friday, April 5, 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.: End of Term Glaze-a-thon

Friday, April 12, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.: GHP Artists Exhibition Opening Reception

Weekly Studio Update for February 12        Winter Term – Week 5

Happenings
Glaze Clinics on Friday, February 15th.
Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 with Danny Crump or at 5:30 with Anjuli Wright. Bring a bisque piece for hands-on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Glaze clinics are free and open to all, just show up!

In the Gallery
Join us for the opening of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s exhibition Untitled (Billy Wilder doesn’t drink green tea) 2019 on Friday, February 22 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Tiravanija has transformed the gallery into a familiar environment that invites visitors to take a minute to sit, relax, have a drink and contemplate pottery. Don’t miss it!

The GHP Artists Exhibition will take place April 12 - May 3. All students enrolled in the 2018-19 school year are invited to present one piece. More details will be made available in the coming weeks.

From the Registration Office
Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register now to secure your seat.

Six Week “C” Section Classes are Wrapping Up in Just 2 Weeks
For Non-Returning Students, by the end of your last class:
• Make sure to finish all work in progress
• Clear off all items from your class shelf
• Get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room.
• Take home all personal items
• Empty your locker and let a liaison know when you have done so.
You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until 3/7).

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.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Friday, February 15, 2:30-4:00; 5:30-6:45: No Open Studio in Glaze Area
• Friday, February 15, 2:30-4:00: Glaze Clinic with Danny Crump; 5:30-6:45: Glaze Clinic with Anjuli Wright
• Monday, February 18th: President’s Day, Pottery Remains Open, GHP Classes Meet as Usual


Weekly Studio Update for February 5      Winter Term – Week  4

Studio News
Class Chips
Class chips are located to the kiln room in front of the 06 Bisque shelves. Always place a class chip in your greenware in order for your piece to land on your class bisque shelf. Bisqueware that does not have a class chip will be unloaded on to the “unlabeled bisque” shelves (left of the kiln room door). This work will be dated and subject to discard if unclaimed for one month.

A Clean Studio is a Happy Studio
Minimizing clay dust is imperative to your health and the health of your studiomates. Always wipe down the wedging table after each use and participate in cleaning up communal spaces each time you use the studio. Please take care not to shake out canvases or use blowdryers over canvas as it will force dust out into the air.

Happenings
In the Gallery
Lindsay Pichaske’s Souvenir featuring some of her newest sculptures, which are great examples of figurative sculpting and innovative surface design is on display until February 8. There’s still time to check out the show Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. or attend a gallery talk: February 6th, 7th, or 8th at 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming: House Demos and Glaze Clinics
Reminder to those of you that signed up: the House Demo on paper resist using colored slips with Julie Knight is Wednesday, February 6 at 2:45 p.m. Bring along a few leatherhard pieces to work on.

Glaze Clinics will take place on Friday, February 15th. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or at 5:30 p.m. with Anjuli Wright. Bring a bisque piece for hands-on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Glaze clinics are free and open to all, just show up!

From the Registration Office
Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register now to secure your seat. Many of the classes for Spring have already filled, so please get on a waiting list. Spring term runs April 8 through June 29.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, February 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd floor Handbuilding Studio
• Wednesday, February 6, 2:45-4:15 p.m.: House Demo with Julie Knight, Paper Resist with Colored Slips
• Friday, February 15, 2:30-3:30; 5:30-6:30: No Open Studio in Glaze Area
• Friday, February 15, 2:30-3:30: Glaze Clinic with Danny Crump; 5:30-6:30: Glaze Clinic with Anjuli Wright
• Monday, February 18th: President’s Day, Pottery Remains Open, GHP Classes Meet as Usual
 

Weekly Studio Update for January 29th  Winter Term – Week  3

Studio News
More Studio Updates
Upon hearing all of your feedback, we have made some changes to the 2nd floor handbuilding space. We hope this provides a more enjoyable experience. We will be continuing to make some upgrades to the space in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience.

In Case of Emergency…
In the event a studio accident or medical emergency happens we want to do our best to help you. Please update your emergency contact information when the liaison comes to class this week.

Say Hello!
We welcome our newest studio technician, Ryan Flores, to GHP this week. You may recognize Ryan as he interned at GHP way back in 2013.

Happenings
In the Gallery
The current exhibition is Lindsay Pichaske’s Souvenir featuring some of her newest sculptures, which are great examples of figurative sculpting and innovative surface design. We are very excited about the show and would love for you to learn more about it. If you didn’t make it to the artist talk or the opening reception, attend a gallery talk: February 2nd, 6th, 7th, or 8th at 1:30 p.m. Or come anytime the gallery is open.

Intersection: A Night with Janice Movson February 5, 6:30 p.m.
Janice Movson invites you and your friends to an event featuring a twenty-seven minute documentary film she made with Jeff Hall about long-time GHP member, Lilli Miller, which also features a presentation of Janice’s ceramic art. Find details on the community bulletin board or on the online event page to RSVP.

Mark Your Calendars: House Demos and Glaze Clinics
Did you know Greenwich House Pottery offers demos throughout the term to currently registered students? Join us Wednesday, February 6 at 2:45 p.m. with Julie Knight for a House Demo on paper resist using colored slips. To attend, register online or in the liaison office for $5 and bring along a few leatherhard pieces. Next up: the first Glaze Clinics of the term will take place on Friday, February 15th. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or at 5:30 p.m. with Anjuli Wright. Bring a bisque piece for hands-on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Glaze clinics are free and open to all, just show up!

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, February 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd floor Handbuilding Studio
• Wednesday, February 6, 2:45-4:15 p.m.: House Demo with Julie Knight, Paper Resist with Colored Slips
• Friday, February 15, 2:30-3:30; 5:30-6:30: No Open Studio in Glaze Area
• Friday, February 15, 2:30-3:30: Glaze Clinic with Danny Crump; 5:30-6:30: Glaze Clinic with Anjuli Wright
• Monday, February 18th: President’s Day, Pottery Remains Open, GHP Classes Meet as Usual

Weekly Studio Update for January 22 - Winter Term – Week 2

Studio News
Glaze Grace Period for Fall Term Students
All continuing students must glaze all unfinished fall term bisque in the first two weeks of winter term (January 14 – 27). If you are unable to finish during this time, you must remove all bisqueware as techs will clear the bisque shelves completely on January 28th to make space for winter term bisque.

Missing Artwork
Last wednesday a piece on display disappeared from the vestibule gallery. The vestibule gallery in the foyer is used as a space to share ceramic works created by staff members with the community.  We consider it a valuable resource for sparking conversations that share ideas and technical knowledge. Greenwich House has always been a community of respect and it hurts us to think that someone would steal someone else's artwork or break it without leaving a note. If you have any information about the missing vessel please reach out to a staff member. The vessel in question is approximately  8 by 2 by 2 slab constructed vase with a Shino glaze.

The Library is a Resource for YOU
GHP has an extensive lending library of ceramics books. We are very excited to have recently digitized our database. To search for books in our library online visit ghpottery.libib.com.  As a student or faculty member at GHP, you can access this resource and borrow books for up to 2 weeks.

Happenings
In the Gallery
The current exhibition is Lindsay Pichaske’s Souvenir  featuring some of her newest sculptures. We are very excited about the show and would love for you to learn more about it. If you didn’t make it to the artist talk or the opening reception, attend a gallery talk: February 2nd, 6th, 7th, or 8th at 1:30PM. Or come anytime the gallery is open.

Intersection: A Night with Janice Movson
Janice Movson invites you and your friends to an event featuring a twenty-seven minute documentary film she made with Jeff Hall about long time GHP member, Lilli Miller, which also features a presentation of Janice’s ceramic art. Find details on the community bulletin board or visit the event page to RSVP.

Mark Your Calendars: House Demos and Glaze Clinics
Did you know Greenwich House Pottery offers demos throughout the term to currently registered students? Join us Wednesday, February 6 at 2:45 p.m. with Julie Knight for a House Demo on paper resist using colored slips. To attend, register online or in the liaison office for $5 and bring along a few leatherhard pieces. Next up: the first Glaze Clinics of the term will take place on Friday, February 15th. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or at 5:30 p.m. with Anjuli Wright. Bring a bisque piece for hands-on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Glaze clinics are free and open to all, just show up!

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
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Weekly Studio Update for January 14th  Winter Term – Week 1

Studio News
Construction Update
   
As those of you returning to the studio may have noticed, construction has not sped along as planned. We appreciate your patience and adaptability during this time.

Glaze Grace Period for Fall Term Students
All continuing students must glaze all unfinished fall term bisque in the first two weeks of winter term (January 14 – 27). If you are unable to finish during this time, you must remove all bisqueware as techs will clear the bisque shelves completely on January 28th  to make space for winter term bisque.

Measuring Schedule Update
With the classroom changes, the measuring schedule has also been updated. There will no longer be a measuring station on the ground floor (another incentive to pay for 2 firings on each piece). To simplify the schedule, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, liaisons will begin all measuring sessions on the 3rd floor and move down through the building to end in slipcasting. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, liaisons will begin measuring in the slipcasting studio and move to the second floor and finish on the third floor.

Happenings
Lindsay Pichaske: Souvenir

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present new work by Lindsay Pichaske. Pichaske is known for creating sculptures of animals that blur the line between the real and the fantastic, the animal and the human. Made out of clay and covered with a “skin” of surprising materials like string, sticks, nails, sequins or feathers, Pichaske’s creations ask viewers to reconsider their preconceptions around empathy and sentience. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday January 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Pichaske will also be giving an artist talk on January 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public, but space is limited so please register to reserve your seat.

Mark Your Calendars: House Demos and Glaze Clinics
Did you know Greenwich House Pottery offers demos throughout the term to currently registered students? Join us Wednesday, February 6 at 2:45 p.m. with Julie Knight for a House Demo on paper resist using colored slips. To attend, register online or in the liaison office for $5 and bring along a few leatherhard pieces. Next up: the first Glaze Clinics of the term will take place on Friday, February 14th. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or at 5:30 p.m. with Anjuli Wright. Bring a bisque piece for hands-on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Glaze clinics are free and open to all, just show up!

New Student Information
Welcome to winter term 2019. Your instructor will hand out a pamphlet of important studio basics during the first class. Please read it. Highlights of some important safety and courtesy reminders:

No dry sanding 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.
No cell phones.  Please turn off phones or set to vibrate and take calls outside, not in the stairwell or hallway.
 

A Clean Community Studio Is A Happy Community Studio
Clay dust is a health hazard. Make cleaning-as-you-go an essential part of your clay practice. It is very important that you use proper clean up techniques and avoid creating dust. Studio community cleanup reminders have been updated in each studio. We ask that all studio members do their part to leave the studio cleaner than you found it. Each class has a list of cleanup tasks provided with the class roster. Please sign up for a cleaning task; since everyone has a task it becomes a routine. Whether or not students stay for open studio or have to cut out of class early, the last 15 minutes of your work time should be for cleanup.

End of Night Routine
In the evening all chairs should be raised onto tables and stools, pedals and yoga blocks placed on wheels. If you’ve used a wheel, please remember to switch it off before you leave. Help the cleaners to do their job by tucking the studio in for the night. Please also keep an eye on time and make sure you are packed up and out of the studio by closing time each night—do not wait until the last minute to pack and clean up.

Important to Note: 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.

Hello, Goodbye
Over the interterm break we said goodbye to Britt Moseley who has left in pursuit of other artistic endeavors. Britt was a studio technician for more than 4 years at GHP and we appreciate the hard work he put in over the years. We look forward to welcoming another tech to the team in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Friday, January 18, 3:30 – 4:40 p.m.: Lindsay Pichaske Artist Talk
• Friday, January 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Lindsay Pichaske Opening Reception
• Monday, January 21: No Classes; Pottery Closed in Observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• Wednesday, February 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m.: No Open Studio in 2nd floor Handbuiding Studio
• Wednesday, February 6, 2:45-4:15 p.m.: House Demo with Julie Knight, Paper Resist with Colored Slips
• Friday, February 15, 2:30-3:30; 5:30-6:30: No Open Studio in Glaze Area
• Friday, February 15, 2:30-3:30: Glaze Clinic with Danny Crump; 5:30-6:30: Glaze Clinic with Anjuli Wright
• Monday, February 18th: President’s Day, Pottery Remains Open, GHP Classes Meet as Usual


Studio Update - Winter 2019
In anticipation of disruption during construction and to minimize classroom interruption we have decided to move some studios around for the 2019 Winter (and likely Spring) term:

  • The following handbuilding courses will take place in the 2nd floor front studio: H1, H3, H4, H6, H10, and S5.
  • All other handbuilding courses will take place in the 3rd floor front studio.
  • Intermediate/advanced wheel classes will take place in the 3rd floor rear studio.
  • Beginning wheel classes will remain in the second floor wheelroom.
  • Slipcasting and moldmaking classes will remain in the slipcasting studio.
Since classes will not be taking place on the first floor, the glaze hours have been extended into the evenings. However, as always, classes have priority for glaze area use.

I apologize for any disruptions that this might cause you. If you have any further questions please feel free to give us a call. 

Sincerely,

Adam Welch, Director

 

Weekly Studio Update for December 3, 2018 Fall Term Ends Saturday, December 8

Happenings

Construction Begins Monday, December 10th

GHP’s plans to add an elevator and expand the kiln room have been approved. Construction will begin on December 10th. In light of this information, it is very important that you take home all finished glazeware before we close for the break. Also, please make sure to lock your locker before leaving for break.

Toast to the Future
Friday, December 7th we will have a brief champagne celebration in the courtyard at 3:00 p.m. to toast to the future of the Pottery. This is also the last day of Malene Barnett’s Residency here at the Pottery, take a moment to say goodbye and wish her well. Please join us.

Made In Clay
Thank you to all artists, volunteers, staff and supporter for a very successful Made In Clay. It was wonderful to see such great work and have so much of the community gather together.

International Space Station

Remember that big project our spring resident artist Pam Lins was working on while she was her at GHP? She worked with Trisha Baga, Halsey Rodman and over 100 other artists to create work for an unruly event that is simultaneously a party, a play, a show, a cocktail lounge, a conversation circle and a fundraiser to benefit Wide Rainbow, Critical Resistance, Gays Against Guns, Immigrant Defense Network, and Greenwich House Pottery! Join in the fun by getting tickets to MoMA PS1’s Artist Holiday Party on Friday December 14th at 7:00 p.m. or free admission for Saturday December 15th or Sunday December 16th.

End of Term Information

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

Classroom Cleaning Assignments
To all classes: On your last day of class, please remember to complete your cleaning assignment, go through and clear off class and bisque shelves, and send work to the kilns! Class shelves should be left entirely empty. Bring unwanted work to the dumpster. Work may be left in the kiln room for bisque or glaze firing and items can be left on bisque and fired work shelves but all items on class greenware shelves must be removed by Saturday, December 8 by 5:45 p.m. for the winter break.

Holiday Break
Greenwich House Pottery Studios will close for winter break on December 8th. We will be closed all days with few exceptions: Thursday, December 13th, and Wednesday, December 19th when finished work and bisqueware that is left in the kiln room can be picked up between 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Our technicians will continue to fire throughout the break. GHP will be closed all other days throughout the holidays.
 
If you are not returning for Winter Term, follow these instructions by Saturday, December 8:
•Clear classroom shelves of your art work and personal items.
•Measure, pay and put work on shelves in the kiln room for firing.
•Clean out your locker. Take home all clothing, shoes, personal items, molds and artwork.
•You may return to finish glazing during open studio for two weeks at the start of winter term January 14 through January 27.
•Bring home all glaze-fired pieces.

If you are returning for Winter Term by Saturday, December 8:
•Clear classroom greenware shelves of your artwork and personal items.
•Measure, pay and put work on shelves in the kiln room for firing.
•Renew your locker.
Take home anything you cannot fit in your locker including items in the changing area as we will be doing our inter-term cleaning.

Glaze Grace Period

As usual, in order to make space for the new term’s bisqueware, you will be required to glaze all unfinished fall term bisque in the first two weeks of winter term (January 14 – 27). If you are unable to come during that time, it is best to wrap up unfinished work before the end of this term.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

• Saturday, December 8: Last day of fall term
• Thursday, December 13: GHP open for fired work pick-up 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, December 19: GHP open for fired work pick-up 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
 

Weekly Studio Update for November 26, 2018  Fall Term Ends Saturday, December 8

Happenings
Visit the Jane Hartsook Gallery

In House is up! Come see the variety of work made by your teachers and the staff of GHP. Stop by anytime the gallery door is open or join us for gallery talks at 1:30 p.m. on: Thursday, December 6, Friday, December 7, or Saturday, December 8.

Malene Barnett: Artist Talk
Artist in Residence, Malene Barnett will give a talk November 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. about the work she has been developing during her residency here at Greenwich House Pottery. Barnett has been refining her ceramic work and exploring surface design while she creates a series of 25 handbuilt vessels inspired by mud house designs found in India, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. Seats are limited. Please register to RSVP.

Made In Clay is Saturday, December 1, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
We are excited to have 56 artists signed up for this year’s Made In Clay sale. Check out the Made In Clay 2018 event page on Facebook where we are featuring many artists’ work.  If you would like to be a part of the fun, please volunteer to help out for 2 hours on Saturday, December 1. We always appreciate extra helping hands to wrap purchases and assist shoppers. Sign up in the Liaison Office.

Take a Pottery Trip to Cuba
Nancy Myers (a student at GHP for 17 years) and her husband, Philip Levine (a tour operator for 25 years specializing in tours for artists) have created a tour to Cuba focusing on ceramics, January 5 – 12. It will be a welcome break from this year’s long winter recess, and the trip of a lifetime for GHP students, friends and family. For further information about this opportunity, see the community bulletin board.

Studio Reminders
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 spill glaze or wax, or break someone's piece, leave a note; it’s the courteous thing to do.

Don’t Forget to Visit the Hospital
Check the hospital shelf for missing work. Your piece may have run in the kiln and has sharp edges or cracks, or you may have simply left it out on the counter. Check to see if your work is in the hospital. Retrieve it to make space for others, or, if you no longer want it, please throw away fired work in the dumpster in the garden.

End of Term Information
Class evaluations – please take a few minutes to email feedback about your fall class to pottery@greenwichhouse.org. It helps us to determine how well we are doing. Your feedback is valuable to us.

Holiday Break
Greenwich House Pottery Studios will close for winter break on December 8th.  We will be closed all days with few exceptions: Thursday, December 13th, and Wednesday, December 19th when finished work and bisqueware that is left in the kiln room can be picked up between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Our technicians will continue to fire throughout the break. GHP will be closed all other days throughout the holidays.

Classroom Cleaning Assignments
To all classes: On your last day of class, please remember to complete your cleaning assignment, go through and clear off class and bisque shelves, and send work to the kilns!
Work may be left in the kiln room for bisque or glaze firing and items can be left on bisque and fired work shelves but all items on class greenware shelves must be removed by Saturday, December 8 by 5:45 p.m. for the winter break.

If you are not returning for Winter Term, follow these instructions by Saturday, December 8:
Clear classroom shelves of your art work and personal items
Measure, pay and put work on shelves in the kiln room for firing.

Clean out your locker. Take home all clothing, shoes, personal items, molds and artwork.
You may return to finish glazing during open studio for two weeks at the start of winter term January 14 through January 27.
Bring home all glaze-fired pieces.

If you are returning for Winter Term by Saturday, December 8:
Clear classroom greenware shelves of your artwork and personal items
Measure, pay and put work on shelves in the kiln room for firing.
Renew your locker
Take home anything you cannot fit in your locker including items in the changing area as we will be doing our inter-term cleaning.

Glaze Grace Period
As usual, in order to make space for the new term’s bisqueware, you will be required to glaze all unfinished fall term bisque in the first two weeks of winter term (January 14 27). If you are unable to come during that time, it is best to wrap up unfinished work before the end of this term.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Tuesday, November 27, 3:00 p.m.:
Artist Talk with Malene Barnett in the Residency Space
• Thursday, November 29: Financial Aid Deadline
• Friday, November 30: Studio closes at 2:00 p.m. to set up for Made In Clay
• Saturday, December 1, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Made In Clay – No Open Studio all day, all studios
• Saturday, December 8: Last day of Fall Term
• Thursday, December 13: GHP open for fired work pick-up 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, December 19: GHP open for fired work pick-up 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Weekly Studio Update for November 19, 2018
Week 10 for Mon PM, Tues AM, Week 9 for Tues PM
Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25:
GHP is closed for Thanksgiving

Happenings
Visit the Jane Hartsook Gallery
In House is up! Come see the variety of work made by your teachers and the staff of GHP. Stop by anytime the gallery door is open or join us for gallery talks at 1:30 p.m. on:
Thursday, December 6, Friday, December 7, or Saturday, December 9.

Malene Barnett: Artist Talk
Artist in Residence, Malene Barnett will give a talk November 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. about the work she has been developing during her residency here at Greenwich House Pottery. Barnett has been refining her ceramic work and exploring surface design while she creates a series of 25 handbuilt vessels inspired by mud house designs found in India, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. Seats are limited. Please register to RSVP.

Made In Clay is Saturday, December 1, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
We are excited to have 56 artists signed up for this year’s Made In Clay sale. Check out the Made In Clay 2018 event page on Facebook where we will be featuring many artists’ work.  If you would like to be a part of the fun, please volunteer to help out on Saturday, December 1. We always appreciate extra helping hands to wrap purchases and assist shoppers. Sign up in the Liaison Office. 

Take a Pottery Trip to Cuba
Nancy Myers (a student at GHP for 17 years) and her husband, Philip Levine (a tour operator for 25 years specializing in tours for artists) have created a tour to Cuba focusing on ceramics, January 5 – 12. It will be a welcome break from this year’s long winter recess, and the trip of a lifetime for GHP students, friends and family. Highlights include lodging at a historic 4 star hotel in Havana, visiting the University ceramics program to meet students and professors, and touring Fusterlandia, a community built completely with mosaic tile. The itinerary also includes the Contemporary Museum of Ceramic Art, the National Museum of Fine Arts, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, an organic farm, and the village of Cojimar, where Hemingway was inspired to write Old Man and the Sea.  For further information about this opportunity, see the bulletin on the community board.

Studio Reminders

End of Term–Planning Ahead
As you create and plan your projects please note that at the end of fall term we plan to start construction. All greenware shelves and classroom storage will be cleared and cleaned at the end of this term. Since the break is 5 weeks, there will be no carry-over of work in progress (greenware) from fall to winter term. Work may be left in the kiln room for bisque or glaze firing and items can be left on bisque and fired work shelves but all items on class greenware shelves must be removed by Saturday, December 8 by 5:45 p.m. for the winter break.

Holiday Break

Greenwich House Pottery Studios will close for winter break on December 8th.  We will be closed all days with few exceptions: Thursday, December 13th, and Wednesday, December 19th when finished work and bisqueware that is left in the kiln room can be picked up between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Our technicians will continue to fire throughout the break. GHP will be closed all other days throughout the holidays.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25:
GHP is closed for Thanksgiving
• Tuesday, November 27, 3:00 p.m.: Artist Talk with Malene Barnett
• Thursday, November 29: Financial Aid Deadline
• Friday, November 30: Studio closes at 2:00 p.m. to set up for Made In Clay
• Saturday, December 1, 12 – 6 p.m.: Made In Clay
• Saturday, December 8: Last day of Fall Term
• Thursday, December 13: GHP open for fired work pick-up 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, December 19: GHP open for fired work pick-up 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Weekly Studio Update for November 12, 2018
Week 10; Week 9 for Mon PM, Tues AM, Wed AM; Week 8 for Tues PM Wed PM

Happenings
In House

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present In House, a group exhibition showcasing the artwork of current Greenwich House Pottery faculty and staff. The gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or your class can schedule a time with Gallery Preparator Ann Treesa Joy to see and discuss the exhibition.

Sign Up for the Next House Demo
Make your Mark, Drawing on Clay with Dustin Yager will take place on Wednesday, November 14th. Learn various methods of mark making on ceramics: slip transfer on clay, monoprints, sgraffito, and inlay slip. Bring along 3 pieces that are leatherhard and/or some leatherhard slabs. Sign up online or in the liaison office for just $5. The class is open to handbuilders, wheel throwers and slipcasters and will take place in the Slipcasting studio from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Malene Barnett: Artist Talk
Artist in Residence, Malene Barnett will give a talk November 27, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. about the work she has been developing during her residency here at Greenwich House Pottery. Barnett has been refining her ceramic work and exploring surface design while she creates a series of 25 handbuilt vessels inspired by mud house designs found in India, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. Seats are limited. Please register to RSVP.

Take a Pottery Trip to Cuba
Nancy Myers (a student at GHP for 17 years) and her husband, Philip Levine (a tour operator for 25 years specializing in tours for artists) have created a tour to Cuba focusing on ceramics, January 5 – 12. It will be a welcome break from this year’s long winter recess, and the trip of a lifetime for GHP students, friends and family. Highlights include lodging at a historic 4 star hotel in Havana, visiting the University ceramics program to meet students and professors, and touring Fusterlandia, a community built completely with mosaic tile. The itinerary also includes the Contemporary Museum of Ceramic Art, the National Museum of Fine Arts, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, an organic farm, and the village of Cojimar, where Hemingway was inspired to write Old Man and the Sea.  For further information about this opportunity, see the community bulletin board.

Studio Reminders
Studio Sponges
Studio sponges are falling apart at an alarming rate! Please rinse sponges with clean water and ring out after use. Never use hand soap on the studio sponges or they will deteriorate.

End of Term–Planning Ahead
As you create and plan your projects please note that at the end of fall term we plan to start construction. All greenware shelves and classroom storage will be cleared and cleaned at the end of this term. Since the break is 5 weeks, there will be no carry-over of work in progress (greenware) from fall to winter term. Work may be left in the kiln room for bisque or glaze firing but all items on class greenware shelves must be removed by Saturday, December 8 by 5:45 p.m. for the winter break.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25:
GHP is closed for Thanksgiving
• Thursday, November 29: Financial Aid Deadline
• Friday, November 30: Studio closes at 2:00 p.m. to set up for Made in Clay
• Saturday, December 1: Made In Clay
• Saturday, December 8: Last day of Fall Term
• Thursday, December 13: GHP open for fired work pick up 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, December 19: GHP open for fired work pick up 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Weekly Studio Update for November 5, 2018  -   Week 9;  Week 8 for Tues AM, Wed AM; Week  7 for Tues PM

Happenings
In House

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present In House, a group exhibition showcasing the artwork of current Greenwich House Pottery faculty and staff. Please join us on Friday, November 9, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the opening reception.

Sign Up for the Next House Demo
Make your Mark, Drawing on Clay with Dustin Yager will take place on Wednesday, November 14th. Learn various methods of mark making on ceramics: slip transfer on clay, monoprints, sgraffito, and inlay slip. Bring along 3 pieces that are leatherhard and/or some leatherhard slabs. Sign up online or in the liaison office for just $5. The class is open to handbuilders, wheel throwers and slipcasters and will take place in the Slipcasting studio from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Studio Reminders
It’s Always Busy in the Kiln Room
With Made In Clay and the holidays just around the corner, please be advised that the kiln room is very busy. It is important to allow enough time for firing. Allow a minimum of two weeks for each firing when calculating firing time for a deadline. Please note that this is only a guideline and that kiln issues and work volume can shorten or lengthen that timeline.

Choose a Size Appropriate Shelf
Please make sure that when you place your work on the shelves in the kiln room that you are being conscious of others. Short or flat works should be left on short shelves, leaving tall shelves open for larger works. Also make sure to fill in open spaces at the rear of shelves to leave room for others. Do not place your piece on the front of the shelf with room behind it and expect that it won’t be moved to make room for others.

End of Term–Planning Ahead
Please make sure that when you place your work on the shelves in the kiln room that you are being conscious of others. Short or flat works should be left on short shelves, leaving tall shelves open for larger works. Also make sure to fill in open spaces at the rear of shelves to leave room for others. Do not place your piece on the front of the shelf with room behind it and expect that it won’t be moved to make room for others.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Friday, November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.:
Opening Reception of In House: GHP Faculty and Staff Exhibition
• Monday, November 12: Veteran’s Day – GHP is open for evening classes
• Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25: GHP is closed for Thanksgiving
• Thursday, November 29: Financial Aid Deadline
• Friday, November 30: Studio closes at 2:00 p.m. to set up for Made in Clay
• Saturday, December 1: Made In Clay
• Saturday, December 8: Last day of Fall Term

 

Weekly Studio Update for October 29, 2018  -   Week 8;  Week 7 for Tues AM, Wed AM; Week  6 for Tues PM

Happenings
Last Chance to participate: Made In Clay
Made In Clay is GHP's Annual Holiday Sale in which all GHP students, staff and faculty are invited to sell their ceramic work. This year's Made In Clay Sale will take place on Saturday, December 1. For more MIC details and to sign up, stop by the liaison office to pick up information and fill out a W-9, no later than Friday, November 2.

Donate Your Unused Tools
GHP community member Shirley Wilmers will be traveling to Cuba on November 10th for an art and craft tour sponsored by Peter’s Valley School of Craft. She is taking along much needed pottery tools to give to ceramic artists there. Now would be a great time for GHP members to take a look in their tools boxes and donate seldom used or duplicate pottery tools. The need in Cuba is great and your spare tools will be very much appreciated.
Tools can be left in the GHP office from now until November 8th.

Studio Reminders
It’s Always Busy in the Kiln Room
With Made In Clay and the holidays just around the corner, please be advised that the kiln room is very busy. It is important to allow enough time for firing. Allow a minimum of two weeks for each firing when calculating firing time for a deadline. Please note that this is only a guideline and that kiln issues and work volume can shorten or lengthen that timeline.

Measuring Up!
This time of year gets really busy at the measuring stations. You can help make measuring faster by:
•  Having your work at the measuring station before the liaison arrives.
•  Filling out your firing slip completely; being nearby in the studio with payment ready.
•  Paying for both your bisque and glaze firing at the same time so that you only need to measure once.
•  And finally, keep your credit log balance full to help speed things along.

Studio Equipment is Communal
Keep in mind that this is a shared studio space and all communal molds, tools, etc. should be kept in shared spaces and should not stay on individual shelves overnight.

  • 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.
  • 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 cleaning: evaluate works in progress and make sure you are not storing long-forgotten pieces that should be reclaimed.

 From the Registration Office: Register NOW We Are Not Joking
Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register now to secure your seat. All intermediate/advanced daytime classes on the weekdays for wheel and handbuilding have already filled for winter term, please get on a waiting list. Classes are filling up for the entire year much more quickly than ever anticipated.

Six Week “A” Section Classes are Wrapping Up.
For Non-Returning Students,
by the end of your last class:

  • Make sure to finish all work in progress
  • Clear off all items from your class shelf  
  • Get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room
  • Take home all personal items
  • Empty your locker and let a liaison know when you have done so.

You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until 11/13).
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.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, October 31:
Studio closes at 3:00 p.m. for Halloween
• Friday, November 2, 9:45 p.m.: Made In Clay Sign-up Deadline
• Friday, November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Opening Reception of In House: GHP Faculty and Staff Exhibition
• Monday, November 12: Veteran’s Day – GHP is open for evening classes
• Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25: GHP is closed for Thanksgiving
• Thursday, November 29: Financial Aid Deadline
• Friday, November 30: Studio closes at 2:00 p.m. to set up for Made in Clay
• Saturday, December 1: Made In Clay
• Saturday, December 8: Last day of Fall Term

 

Weekly Studio Update for October 23, 2018  -   Week 6 for Tues AM, Wed AM; Week  5 for Tues PM; Week 7

Happenings

Made In Clay

Made In Clay is GHP's Annual Holiday Sale in which all GHP students, staff and faculty are invited to sell their ceramic work. This year's Made In Clay Sale will take place on Saturday, December 1. For more MIC details and to sign up, stop by the liaison office to pick up information and fill out a W-9, no later than Friday, November 2.

Cristina Tufiño’s MILLENNIUM MAMBO is open until October 26th
Tufiño is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on matriarchal power and sexuality. Come to one of the gallery discussions below to learn about the artist and her work.
Wednesday, October 24th 1:30PM or Thursday, October 25th 1:30PM

Donate Your Unused Tools
GHP community member Shirley Wilmers will be traveling to Cuba on November 10th
on an art and craft tour sponsored by Peter’s Valley School of Craft. She is taking along much needed pottery tools to give to ceramic artists there. Now would be a great time for GHP members to take a look in their tools boxes and donate seldom used or duplicate pottery tools. The need in Cuba is great and your spare tools will be very much appreciated.
Tools can be left in the GHP office from now until November 8th.

Studio Reminders
It’s Always Busy in the Kiln Room

With Made In Clay and the holidays just around the corner, please be advised that the kiln room is very busy. It is important to allow enough time for firing. Allow a minimum of two weeks for each firing when calculating firing time for a deadline. Please note that this is only a guideline and that kiln issues and work volume can shorten or lengthen that timeline.

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.

Check the Hospital & Unlabelled Bisqueware Shelves

Pieces that are damaged, have sharp edges, or are forgotten, typically land on the hospital shelf. Work that does not have a class chip is unloaded on to the “unlabeled bisque” shelves (the lowest shelves on the right side of the wheelroom). Work is dated and subject to discard if unclaimed for four weeks.

From the Registration Office: Register NOW – We Are Not Joking
Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register now to secure your seat. All intermediate/advanced daytime classes on the weekdays for wheel and handbuilding have already filled for winter term, please get on a waiting list. Classes are filling up for the entire year much more quickly than ever anticipated.

Six Week “A” Section Classes are Wrapping Up.
For Non-Returning Students,
 by the end of your last class:
•    Make sure to finish all work in progress
•    Clear off all items from your class shelf 
•    Get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room.
•    Take home all personal items
•    Empty your locker and let a liaison know when you have done so.
You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until 11/13).
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.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Wednesday, October 31: Studio closes at 3:00 p.m. for Halloween
Friday, November 2, 9:45 p.m.: Made In Clay Sign-up Deadline
Friday, November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Opening Reception of In House: GHP Faculty and Staff Exhibition
Monday, November 12: Veteran’s Day – GHP is open for evening classes
Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25: GHP is closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 29: Financial Aid Deadline
Friday, November 30: Studio closes at 2:00 p.m. to set up for Made in Clay
Saturday, December 1: Made In Clay
Saturday, December 8: Last day of Fall Term
 

Weekly Studio Update for October 15, 2018  -   Week  5 (Week  4 for Tues PM)

Happenings
Danke

Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for Oktoberfest or supported the cause with the purchase of raffle tickets! We had a fabulous and very successful night. Thank you all for your support! Congratulations to our Oktoberfest raffle winners: Tyson Strang, Iris Marden, Alana Salcer, Laura Dimeo, and Dena Silberstein.

Mollusca & The Pelvic Floor
Trisha Baga will lead a tour of her current exhibition at Green Naftali Gallery on Tuesday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m. For her third exhibition at Greene Naftali, Mollusca & the Pelvic Floor, Baga presents an installation comprising a wide-ranging landscape of ceramics in varying scales, as well as a new video installation. The tour begins at 2:00 p.m. at the gallery, 508 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. This event is free and open to all, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot by registering now.

Glaze Clinics
Did you know Greenwich House Pottery offers free demos throughout the term to currently registered students? Next up: Glaze Clinics on Wednesday, October 17. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 with Danny Crump or at 5:30 with Anjuli Wright. Bring a bisque piece for hands on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Open to all students, just show up!

Made In Clay
Made In Clay is GHP's Annual Holiday Sale in which all GHP students, staff and faculty are invited to sell their ceramic work. This year's Made in Clay Sale will take place on Saturday, December 1. For more MIC details and to sign up, stop by the liaison office to pick up information and fill out a W-9, no later than Friday, November 2.

Cristina Tufiño’s MILLENNIUM MAMBO is open until October 26th
Tufiño is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on matriarchal power and sexuality. Come to one of the gallery discussions below to learn about the artist and her work.
Friday, October 19th 1:30PM
Saturday, October 20th 1:30PM
Wednesday, October 24th 1:30PM
Thursday, October 25th 1:30PM

Studio Reminders
End of night routine
In the evening all chairs should be raised onto tables and stools, pedals and yoga blocks placed on wheels. Help the cleaners to do their job by tucking the studio in for the night.

From the Registration Office: Register NOW We Are Not Joking.
Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register now to secure your seat. All intermediate/advanced daytime classes on the weekdays for wheel and handbuilding have already filled for winter term, please get on a waiting list. Classes are filling up for the entire year much more quickly than ever anticipated.

Special Information for Students Registered in a Six-Week Class
Six week “A” section classes are wrapping up.
For Non-returning Students,
by the end of your last class:

Make sure to finish all work in progress
Clear off all items from your class shelf 
Get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room.
Take home all personal items

  • Empty your locker and let a liaison know when you have done so.
    You may return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class (until 11/13).

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.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Tuesday, October 16, 2:00 p.m.:
Trisha Baga Artist Talk at Greene Naftali
• Wednesday, October 17, 2:30 or 5:30 p.m.:  Glaze Clinics in Glaze Area
• Saturday, October 27: No Open Studio in Slipcasting until 1:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, October 31: Studio closes at 3:00 p.m. for Halloween
• Friday, November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Opening Reception of In House: GHP Faculty and Staff Exhibition
• Monday, November 12: Veteran’s Day – GHP is open for evening classes
• Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25: GHP is closed for Thanksgiving
• Thursday, November 29: Financial Aid Deadline
• Friday, November 30: Studio closes at 2:00 p.m. to set up for Made in Clay
• Saturday, December 1: Made In Clay
• Saturday, December 8: Last day of Fall Term

Weekly Studio Update for October 4, 2018  -   Week  4 (Week  3 for Tues PM)

Happenings
Celebrate National Clay Week

Greenwich House Pottery is pleased to join in celebrating #GlobalDayOfClay with a free lecture by visiting artist Julia Haft-Candell. This artist talk will take place Wednesday, October 10, at 3:00 p.m. in the Slipcasting Studio. It's free to attend but space is limited  RSVP in the liaison office or online.

OKTOBERFEST! Friday, October 12th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
• Every ticket comes with unlimited beer and wine generously donated by Lagunitas Brewing Company, which you get to drink out of a collector's beer or wine stein, handmade at Greenwich House Pottery that you get to take home at the end of the night
• You'll have the chance to bid on exclusive ceramic wares and artworks from GHP faculty members: Danny Crump, David Gibson, Suzy Goodelman, Peter Gourfain, Luc Hammond-Thomas, Hiroe Hanazono, Trevor King, Jessi Li, Elise Siegel, Julie Terestman, Derek Weisberg, Adam Welch; an original plein air painting of Greenwich House Pottery; as well as other great opportunities, such as 4 tickets to a tour and tasting of the King’s County Distillery; “Art All Night” in which you and 9 friends have private access and instruction at GHP Saturday night from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in the silent auction
• There will be live music courtesy of Papa Bavarian, an original puppet performance by Britt Moseley, and a vintage film reel of Greenwich House Pottery Footage!
• Delicious food made by internationally renowned contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija
Cannot attend? You need not be present to win our great raffle prizes! Get you tickets today! Proceeds benefit GHP’s Financial Aid Fund, Visiting Lecturers, Artists in Residence, and Fellows.

Glaze Clinics
Did you know Greenwich House Pottery offers free demos throughout the term to currently registered students? Next up: Glaze Clinics on Wednesday, October 17. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 with Danny Crump or at 5:30 with Anjuli Wright. Bring a bisque piece for hands on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Open to all students, just show up!

Cristina Tufiño’s MILLENNIUM MAMBO is open until October 26th
Tufiño is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on matriarchal power and sexuality. In this new body of sculptural work, Tufiño develops the exploration she began in her video essay Dear Pilar (2018), using historical symbols and personal experiences to explore the tension between biographical representation, memory and desire. This is the artist's first solo exhibition. Come to one of the gallery discussions below to learn about the artist and her work. You can also book a separate time for Ann Treesa to come to your class to talk about the work. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 19th 1:30PM
Saturday, October 20th 1:30PM
Wednesday, October 24th 1:30PM
Thursday, October 25th 1:30PM

Artist in Residence
Greenwich House Pottery is pleased to introduce Malene Barnett as our Resident Artist through November 16. Malene Barnett is a cross-media contemporary artist and the head of Malene B, an art and design atelier in New York City. She is known for her bespoke carpet designs, which she creates based on her artwork on canvas, paper, wood—and now ceramics. In all of her work, Barnett explores the way colors and patterns can evoke dreams, memories and identity. Visit her in the 2nd Floor Residency space as she creates a series of 25 handbuilt vessels inspired by mud house designs found in India, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.

Studio Reminders
A clean studio is a happy studio
Minimizing clay dust is an imperative to your health and the health of your studiomates. Always wipe down the wedging table after each use and participate in cleaning up communal spaces each time you use the studio.

Handbuilders Using Paperclay
Greenwich House Pottery supplies paperclay for three handbuilding classes: H8, H9 and H11. If you are not enrolled in one of these classes and wish to work in paperclay, it is available for purchase in the liaison office. Paperclay must be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance; porcelain paperslip, T-1 paperslip, and T-1 paperclay are available by the gallon or in 12.5 or 25 lb. increments.

Community Boards and Bats
Please do not leave wareboards and bats in kilnroom as they take up unnecessary space on the shelves. Return boards and bats to the studio where you found them. As always, clean boards and bats before putting them away.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Monday, October 8:
Columbus Day – GHP is Open 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Classes meet
• Wednesday, October 10, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio
• Wednesday, October 10, 3:00 p.m.: Artist Talk: Julia Haft-Candell for #GlobalDayofClay
• Friday, October 12: GHP Studios close at 1:30 p.m.
• Friday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.: OKTOBERFEST!
• Wednesday, October 17, 2:30 or 5:30:  Glaze Clinics in Glaze Area

 

Weekly Studio Update for September 27, 2018  -   Week  3 (Week  2 for Tues PM)

Happenings
Join us in the Jane Hartsook Gallery

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present new work by Cristina Tufiño. Tufiño is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on matriarchal power and sexuality. The exhibition will be on view through October 26th; gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 6:00 p.m. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m.

OKTOBERFEST! Friday, October 12th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
• internationally renowned contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija will be in the kitchen making a German menu;
• Every ticket comes with unlimited beer and wine, which you get to drink out of a collector's beer or wine stein, handmade at Greenwich House Pottery that you get to take home at the end of the night;
• You'll have the chance to bid on exclusive ceramic wares and artworks from GHP faculty in the silent auction; as well as other great opportunities, such as “Art All Night” in which you and 9 friends have private access and instruction at GHP Saturday night from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
• There will be live music courtesy of Papa Bavaria, an original puppet performance by Britt Moseley, and a vintage film reel of Greenwich House Pottery Footage!
Cannot attend? You need not be present to win our great raffle prizes! Get you tickets today!

Studio Reminders
Class Chips
Class chips are located to the kiln room in front of the 06 Bisque shelves. Always place a class chip inside of your greenware in order for your piece to land on your class bisque shelf. Bisqueware that does not have a class chip will be unloaded on to the “unlabeled bisque” shelves (the lowest shelves on the right side of the wheelroom). This work will be dated and subject to discard if unclaimed for one month.

Worried about a drip? Need a bit of protection on your fragile piece?
If your piece is extremely fragile, hard to handle or a possible kiln disaster, you should build a firing tray to protect the piece and the kiln. There are some communal trays and broken kiln shelves that can be used for this purpose located in the kiln room on labelled shelves. Please do not use full kiln shelves or other kiln furniture. As always, if you use a firing tray or shelf remnant it must be measured with your piece.

From the Registration Office
Register NOW

All classes are filing up for the entire year much more quickly than anticipated. Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register early to secure your seat.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Friday, September 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.:
Cristiña Tufino Millennium Mambo Exhibition Opening Reception
• Monday, October 8: Columbus Day, GHP is Open; Classes meet
• Wednesday, October 10, 2 – 4:30: No Open Studio in Slipcasting Studio
• Wednesday, October 10. 3:00 p.m.: Artist Talk: Julia Haft-Candell for Day of Clay
• Friday, October 12: GHP Studios close at 1:30 p.m.
• Friday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.: OKTOBERFEST

Weekly Studio Update for September 19, 2018  -   Week  2 (Week  1 for Tues PM, Wed AM/PM)

Happenings
OKTOBERFEST! Friday, October 12th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Drink beer or wine in a GHP stein, live music, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle, puppets, you, your friends, everything you need for a great time. A new special Oktoberfest puppet performance by our very own Britt Moseley, and German fare will be cooked up by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. By attending this fun event you will help make sure we can continue to offer financial aid and free top notch visiting artist talks throughout the school year. Purchase your tickets online for $85.  We also offer a special “Friend of a Potter” discount: Save $20 on two tickets when you, a currently registered student or faculty member, brings along a friend who is not a currently registered student—for these discounted tickets sign up in the liaison office. Get your tickets today!

House Demo
Luc Hammond-Thomas will kick off this year’s house demo series with “All About the Spout.” Luc will demonstrate various methods of making spouts. Open to wheelthrowers, slipcasters and handbuilders alike. Bring your vessel and get hands on help with teapots, pitchers, bottles, sauce dispensers, sake pours: functional, decorative or sculptural. Sign up online or in the Liaison Office for $5.00. Bring a few leather hard (or slightly softer) pieces.

Mark Your Calendar!
Made in Clay will take place Saturday, December 1st here at Greenwich House Pottery. MIC is our one day sale highlighting handmade ceramics made by GHP artists. All currently enrolled students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. Stay tuned for details about signing up in October.

Studio Reminders
LAST CHANCE: Summer Glaze Grace Period ends Sunday September 23rd
If you were in a summer class there is a grace period from September 12th through September 23rd to finish glazing any work from summer term. All bisqueware left at the Pottery at the end of summer term must be glazed or taken home at the end of this grace period or it will be discarded, regardless of enrollment status. Now is the time to get work quickly through the glaze kilns.

Class Chips
Class chips are located to the kiln room in front of the 06 Bisque shelves. Always place a class chip in your greenware in order for your piece to land on your class bisque shelf. Bisqueware that does not have a class chip will be unloaded on to the “unlabeled bisque” shelves (the lowest shelves on the right side of the wheelroom). This work will be dated and subject to discard if unclaimed for one month.

Where’s My Glazed Piece?
Glazeware will be unloaded onto the glaze shelf in the wheelroom just to the right of the kilnroom door near the kick wheels. With each kiln that is unloaded, work is moved onto the shelf in the hallway across from the liaison office. Once moved to the hallway, glazeware will be marked with a sticker, this work will be subject to donation or discard after 4 weeks; please claim your work in a timely fashion.

From the Registration Office
Register NOW

All classes are filing up for the entire year much more quickly than ever anticipated. Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register early to secure your seat.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, September 19:
Yom Kippur, ALL Classes Do NOT Meet, But GHP Is Open
• Sunday, September 23: Last day to collect Bisque from Summer Term
• Wednesday, September 26: House Demo: All About the Spout with Luc Hammond-Thomas
• Monday, October 8: Columbus Day, GHP is Open; Classes meet

 

Weekly Studio Update for September 12, 2018  -   Week 1
Welcome to Fall Term at Greenwich House Pottery!

Happenings
Debra Dean Book Signing: Friday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives and the War That Made Them One is a fascinating story about the life and artwork of GHP’s very own Marianne Yoors and her family. The author, Debra Dean, will visit Greenwich House Pottery on September 14th at 3:00 p.m. to give a talk, slideshow and book signing. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited.  Sign up now online or in the liaison office.

OKTOBERFEST! Friday, October 12th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Drink beer or wine in a GHP stein, live music, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle, puppets, you, your friends, everything you need for a great time. A new special Oktoberfest puppet performance by our very own Britt Moseley, and German fare will be cooked up by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. By attending this fun event you will help make sure we can continue to offer financial aid and free top notch visiting artist talks throughout the school year. Purchase your tickets online for $85.  We also offer a special “Friend of a Potter” discount: Save $20 on two tickets when you, a currently registered student or faculty member, brings along a friend who is not a currently registered student—for these discounted tickets sign up in the liaison office.

Studio Reminders
End of Summer Glaze Grace Period

If you are in a summer class there is a grace period from September 12th through September 23rd to finish glazing any work from summer term. All bisqueware left at the Pottery at the end of summer term must be glazed or taken home at the end of this grace period or it will be discarded, regardless of enrollment status. Now is the time to get work quickly through the glaze kilns.

Glaze Area
The glaze area is shared by all students and can get very busy at times. The glaze area has specific open studio hours. When classes are taking place, there is no glaze area access for open studio students. And at all times, please be considerate of others when working in the space.

A Clean Community Studio Is A Happy Community Studio
Clay dust is a health hazard. Make cleaning-as-you-go an essential part of your clay practice. It is very important that you use proper clean up techniques and avoid creating dust. Studio community cleanup reminders have been updated in each studio. We ask that all studio members do their part to leave the studio cleaner than you found it.

Each class has a list of cleanup tasks provided with the class roster. Please sign up for a cleaning task; since everyone has a task it becomes a routine. Whether or not students stay for open studio or have to cut out of class early, the last 15 minutes of your work time should be for community cleanup.

Safety and Courtesy Reminders
• For your safety, we require everyone in the pottery to wear footwear while on premises.
• Dry Sanding is not permitted in the studios; use the spray booth for any dry sanding.
• X-ACTO KNIVES or removable blades are not allowed.
• No cell phones–set your phone to vibrate and take you calls outside the pottery (not in the garden!)

From the Registration Office
The Library is a Resource for YOU

GHP has an extensive lending library of ceramics books. We are very excited to have just digitized our database. To search for books in our library online visit ghpottery.libib.com. As a student or faculty member at GHP, you can access this resource and borrow books for up to 2 weeks.

Register NOW
All classes are filing up for the entire year much more quickly than ever anticipated. Registration opened on August 23rd for all classes for the fall, winter and spring terms. Please register early to secure your seat.

Thank You
Our appreciation goes out to all the student volunteers who made our Annual Open House another great success.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, September 12–Saturday September 23:
Glaze Grace Period During Open Studio Hours
• Friday, September 14, 3:00 p.m.: Debra Dean & Marianne Yoors Book Signing Event
• Friday, September 14, 2:00–5:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in the 2nd Floor Wheel Room
• Tuesday, September 18: Yom Kippur, Evening Classes Do NOT Meet, But GHP Is Open
• Wednesday, September 19: Yom Kippur, ALL Classes Do NOT Meet, But GHP Is Open
• Sunday, September 23: Last day to collect Bisque from Summer Term


 

 
STUDIO HOURS:
Monday: 6:00–10:00pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9:30am– 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am–6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am–5:00pm
PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR STUDIO
CLOSURES AND OPEN STUDIO CANCELLATIONS

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





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

Studio Hours:
Monday: 6:00–10:00pm
Tuesday–Friday: 9:30am–10:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am–6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am–5:00pm
See calendar below for exceptions.

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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