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Happenings
Danke

Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for Oktoberfest 2017. We had a fabulous and highly successful night. Thank you all for your support! Congratulations to our Oktoberfest raffle winners: Jennifer Danner, Troy Halterman, Lois Feldman, Andy Graves, and Lela Listo.

Make your Mark with Dustin Yager
There is still space available for the next GHP House Demo, Thursday, October 26 at 2:15 p.m. Dustin will demonstrate various mark making methods such as sgraffito, inlay slip, and using studio washes. Bring 3 leather hard pieces and 3 bisque pieces. House Demos are $5 each. Sign up online or in the office.

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

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.

 

Special Information for Students Registered in a Six-Week Class
As we welcome new students to the Pottery, please take note:
l Dry Sanding is not permitted in the studios, use the spray booth for any dry sanding.
l EXACTO KNIVES or removable blades are not allowed.
l No Cell Phones – please set your phone to vibrate and take you calls outside.

As some 6-week classes wrap up:

Class evaluations – please take a few minutes to let us know how your class went. It helps us to determine how we can improve. Email: pottery@greenwichhouse.org. Your feedback is valuable to us.
Non-returning Students: If you are not planning on returning, during your last class, please:

• Finish all work in progress,

• Get work measured for firing and put it on the shelves in the kiln room.

• Clear off all items from your class shelf and empty your locker and take home all personal items.

Please let a liaison know when you have emptied your locker.

You may return to finish glazing during open studio for two weeks following your class (until Nov 8).

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
• Wednesday, October 25, 9:45 p.m.: Last Chance to Sign Up for Made in Clay

Thursday, October 26, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: No Open Studio in 3rd Floor Front Studio for House Demo

Thursday, October 26, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo: Making your Mark with Dustin Yager

Tuesday, October 31: Pottery closes at 3:00 p.m. for Halloween

• Friday, November 10: Pottery is open (classes meet as usual) on Veteran’s Day

• Wednesday, November 15, 2:15 & 5:30: Glaze Clinics

• Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday November 26: GHP closed for Thanksgiving

 

 

Weekly Studio Update for October 9 – October 15, 2017
Fall Term - Week 5

Happenings
Bandana Pottery Workshop
GHP is pleased to welcome Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish for a one-day demonstration on December 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Michael and Naomi live and work in the mountains of western North Carolina. Using many local materials, they collaborate in making wood fired utilitarian pottery. Although they make and glaze the pottery together, individually, Naomi makes the figurative sculptures, and Michael makes the large jars. They will share with us making techniques and ideas about using local materials and collaboration. Register online or in the Liaison Office $95. GHP students registered for the fall term qualify for a discount of $20. Register in person to receive discount.

Farewell, Guy!
After 24 years our maintenance person, Guy Marcellus is retiring. Guy has worked full-time at the Pottery cleaning the entire building each night into the wee hours. A GHP-organized retirement fund is being collected to send Guy into retirement with a sign of our appreciation. There is an envelope in the liaison office for anonymous cash donations from the student body, staff and faculty. Guy’s last day at the Pottery will be October 20th.

SAVE THE DATE: Made in Clay
Made in Clay will be held on Saturday, December 2rd. MIC is our one day sale highlighting handmade ceramics made by GHP artists. All currently enrolled students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. Artist commission is 70%. Information and sign up is available in the liaison office. Deadline to sign up is October 25th.


Jefferson Market Garden Party
Jefferson Market Garden invites you for an evening in the garden, Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. If you would like to come out for a glass of wine among Pottery friends, please sign up on the community bulletin board at the bottom of the stairs.

Vibrant Things: Artist Talk - October 20th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present Vibrant Things, a three person exhibition featuring Andrew Casto, Evan D’Orazio and Hilary Harnischfeger, curated by Aimee Odum. Undertaking the near-impossible and intricate task of absorbing the world around them, the artists transform ephemeral events from their environment into tangible and vivacious ceramic assemblages. Casto, D’Orazio and Harnischfeger will present an artist talk about their work, October 20, 2017 in the Gallery, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Register online or in the Liaison Office; free to attend but space is limited.

OKTOBERFEST! October 20th, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Oktoberfest is right around the corner on Friday, October 20. This year is particularly special:
• Our artist in residence, 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 2:00 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
With so many students here at Greenwich House, it is important to remember that courtesy counts:
• Open studio begins at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, if you are not in a morning class you should not be in the building before 2pm. Open Studio ends at 6:00 p.m. unless you are in an evening class.
• Open studio hours are on a first come first serve basis with a 3 hour limit during busy times.
• Do not occupy a wheel or a worktable in the classroom if you plan to work in the glaze area for hours.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

  •   Wednesday, October 11: Glaze Clinics at 2:30 or 5:30 p.m.
  •   Friday, October 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Jefferson Market Garden Party
  •  Saturday, October 14, 12 – 6:00 p.m.: GHP is open for Open House New York
  •  Friday, October 20: Pottery closes at 1:00 p.m. – No Open Studio for Oktoberfest (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
  •  Friday, October 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Artist Talk in the Jane Hartsook Gallery 
  •   Thursday, October 26, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo: Making your Mark with Dustin Yager
  •  Tuesday, October 31: Pottery closes at 3:00 p.m. for Halloween

Weekly Studio Update for October 2 – October 8, 2017
Fall Term - Week 4


Glaze Clinics
Greenwich House Pottery offers free technical demos and glaze clinics throughout the terms. Beginners are encouraged to attend. These demos are free and open to all registered students.

There are two upcoming opportunities to attend glaze clinics:

• Wednesday, October 11 at 2:30 p.m. with Danny Crump or

• Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. with Luc Hammond-Thomas

Jefferson Market Garden Party October 13th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Sign-Up
To thank Greenwich House Pottery and area artists for contributions to their Annual Adopt-a-Pot Event, Jefferson Market Garden invites you for an evening in the garden, Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. This beautiful garden is tucked away in the shadow of the Jefferson Market Library at Sixth & Greenwich Avenues. JMG is a non-profit garden maintained through the generosity of its donors and the work of its volunteers. If you would like to come out and enjoy a glass of wine with Pottery friends, please sign up on the community bulletin board at the bottom of the stairs.

Open House New York
Greenwich House Pottery will be participating in Open House New York for the first time! The Pottery will be open to the public from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for self-guided tours. Two guided tours are running: at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m; if you would like to participate on a guided tour you can reserve a spot through Open House New York. Please welcome our visitors and check out our new self-guided tour brochure which will be available to learn some little-known facts about GHP!

OKTOBERFEST! October 20th, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Don’t forget to purchase your Oktoberfest tickets! The event should be more fun than ever. By attending, you will help make sure we can continue to offer financial aid and free top notch visiting artist demonstrations throughout the school year. Did we mention - endless beer and wine? Purchase your tickets online for $85.  We are also offering a special “Friend of a Potter” discount: Save $20 on two tickets when you, a currently registered student or faculty member, bring along a friend who is not a currently registered student— for discounted tickets sign up in the liaison office.

Vibrant Things: Artist Talk - October 20th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present Vibrant Things, opening on October 19th from 5-7 p.m., a three person exhibition featuring Andrew Casto, Evan D’Orazio and Hilary Harnischfeger, curated by Aimee Odum. Undertaking the near-impossible and intricate task of absorbing the world around them, the artists transform ephemeral events from their environment into tangible and vivacious ceramic assemblages. On October 20, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.,the artists will present a talk about their work in the gallery. Register online or in the Liaison Office; free to attend but space is limited.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Friday, October 6: Last day of teapot Exhibition

Monday, October 9: GHP closed for Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 11: Glaze Clinics at 2:30 p.m. with Danny or 5:30 p.m. with Luc
Friday, October 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Jefferson Market Garden Party
Saturday, October 14, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.: GHP is open for Open House New York

Thursday, October 19, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Vibrant Things Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, October 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Vibrant Things Artist Talk in the Jane Hartsook Gallery 
Friday, October 20: Pottery closes at 1:00 p.m. – No Open Studio for Oktoberfest (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
Thursday, October 26, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo: Making your Mark with Dustin Yager

Tuesday, October 31: Pottery closes at 3:00 p.m. for Halloween

 Weekly Studio Update for September 25 – October 1, 2017
Fall Term - Week 3


All About Firing with Danny Crump

Our first GHP House Demo of the school year, “All about Firing” with Danny Crump, is this Thursday, September 28 at 2:15 p.m. Danny will discuss the details of firing at Greenwich House Pottery: combustion, oxidation vs. reduction, the use of pyrometric cones, and the ceramic change. What happens to clay when subjected to heat? The lecture will cover introductory information, followed by an open Q&A session. House Demos are $5 each. Sign up online or in the office.

OKTOBERFEST! October 20th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Endless supply of beer or wine in a GHP bier stein or wine stein, live music, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle, pottery movie screenings, you, your friends, everything you need for a great time. New this year, a special Oktoberfest puppet performance by our very own Britt Moseley, and German fare will be cooked up by our current resident, 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 demonstrations throughout the school year. Did we mention - endless beer and wine?

Purchase your tickets online for $85.  We are also offering a special “Friend of a Potter” discount: Save $20 on two tickets when you, a currently registered student or faculty member,  bring along a friend who is not a currently registered student— for discounted tickets sign up in the liaison office.

Please Take Care of the Studio; A couple of notes from your fellow potters:
  •  Please take care not to cut or score clay on the wedging tables. The plaster is easily damaged.
  •  Using the hairdryer and fans can speed up the drying of your greenware. However, please make sure you are working in a dust free area: wipe down surfaces with a damp sponge before circulating air.
  •  As a wheel student, you may end up with a lot of sloppy, wet clay. It is made usable again by letting it dry out a bit on the corner of the wedging table (often piled into a bridge) However, if you are leaving the studio, please do not leave unusable clay on the wedging tables; either, rewedge your clay if it is workable and return it the clay bucket, or place it into the reclaim bucket if it is not workable.

Where’s My Glazed Piece?

Glazeware will be unloaded onto the glaze shelf in the wheelroom 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. 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.

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.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

  •  Thursday, September 28, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo All About Firing, Garden/1st Flr Wheelroom
  •  Saturday, September 30: No Saturday classes for Yom Kippur, all day Open Studio
  •  Sunday October 1: Open studio closes at 3:30 p.m. in 3rd Flr Front Studio
  •  Friday, October 6: Last day of teapot Exhibition
  •  Monday, October 9: GHP closed for Columbus Day
  •  Friday, October 20: Pottery closes at 1:00 p.m. for Oktoberfest – No Open Studio
  •  Friday, October 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Artist Talk in the Jane Hartsook Gallery  
  •  Tuesday, October 31: Pottery closes at 3:00 p.m. for Halloween
 

Weekly Studio Update for September 18, 2017
Fall Term - Week 2

SUMMER BISQUE AND GLAZEWARE SHELVES WILL BE CLEARED
All bisqueware from summer term must be glazed or be taken home before Sunday, September 24th. Also, all glazeware from summer term (located on the shelves across from the liaison office) must be taken home by Sunday, September 24th.
Summer bisque shelves will remain intact until the glaze grace period ends; fall term bisque shelves, will be assigned on Monday, September 25. Do not store any new work on these summer shelves, or it will be discarded.

Open Studio
Please pay attention to upcoming closures and extra available open studio hours. These are always listed on the message center at the bottom of the stairs.

The Resident is in
We are pleased to announce that the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, will be GHP’s artist in residence from September 11 – November 18, 2017. Tiravanija is known for his events and installations that emphasize social engagement, as well as for his material-based work. He will be continuing his work on the wheel, and is especially interested in forms based on the classic ring bottle.

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

It’s Always Busy in Kiln Room
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.

Thank you, from Crafting Resistance:
In the final fundraising sale of this year, Crafting Resistance raised almost $10,000 in just 4 hours at BKLYN Clay on Sunday. This brings total pottery sales to over $37,000 donated to non-profit organizations doing good across the country. Your overwhelming support has made great things possible; thank you to all those who participated whether as maker, organizer or buyer.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

  •  Wednesday, September 20: No classes for Rosh Hashanah, Evening Open Studio
  •  Thursday, September 21: No classes for Rosh Hashanah, All Day Open Studio
  •  Friday, September 22: No classes for Rosh Hashanah, All Day Open Studio
  •  Sunday, September 24: Last day to collect bisque or glaze from Summer Term
  •  Thursday, September 28, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo All About Firing
  •  Saturday, September 30: No Saturday classes for Yom Kippur, all day Open Studio
  •  Friday October 6: Last day of teapot Exhibition
  •  Monday, October 9: GHP closed for Columbus Day
Weekly Studio Update for September 11, 2017
Fall Term - Week 1

Welcome to Fall term 2017
Pottery Notes is your source for all Pottery news, open studio or class scheduling information, deadlines and Pottery event details. It is read by instructors during class, posted on the Pottery Message Center and has its very own link on the Pottery website. Also, found within the online version of Pottery Notes is our open studio hours and our yearly calendar. Please familiarize yourself with the new layout!

Summer Work will be discarded.
All bisqueware from summer term must be glazed or be taken home before Sunday, September 24th. Also, all glazeware from summer term must be taken home by Sunday, September 24th.
Summer bisque shelves will remain intact until the glaze grace period ends. Fall term bisque shelves will be assigned on Monday, September 25.

Glaze Area

The glaze area is shared by all students and can get very busy at times. New this year, the glaze area has specific open studio hours. There is no longer glaze area access when classes are taking place so that evening classes will have more access to the space and there is less interruption to the wheel class. And at all times, please be considerate of others when working in the space.

Save the Date: Friday, September 15

Over the years, former Assistant Director, Lisa Chicoyne has done so much at the pottery; although she will stay on with us as a member of the faculty, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge her contributions and say thank you. There will be an all-Pottery potluck party for Lisa on September 15th. Please join us from 2-4 p.m. in the garden and ground floor wheelroom and bring something to share!

House Demos

This year we will offer GHP House Demos at 2:15 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. During House Demos a faculty or staff member will discuss a specific ceramics process or demonstrate a technique and offer hands on help. The House Demos are $5 each. First up: “All about Firing” with Danny Crump on September 28th. And for October: “Making your Mark” with Dustin Yager all about drawing on clay surfaces. Sign up online or in the office.

Safety and Courtesy Reminders

    For your safety, you’re we require everyone in the pottery to wear footwear while on premise.
    Dry Sanding is not permitted in the studios, use the spray booth for any dry sanding.
    EXACTO KNIVES or removable blades are not allowed
    No Cell Phones – please set your phone to vibrate and take you calls outside In Memoriam
    Artist and friend of the Pottery, Peter Barnett recently passed away. Peter has been a regular around the studio, recently refining his 3D car forms to realistic perfection. Peter will be missed.
    Inspiration Available
    Get your free copy of Ceramics Now, today! Ceramics Now is our yearly catalogue of exhibitions from the Jane Hartsook Gallery. Pick up your copies across from the liaison office by the water cooler while supplies last.

    Upcoming Calendar Reminders
      Friday, September 15, 2-4 p.m.: All Pottery Potluck Party for Lisa Chicoyne
      Wednesday, September 20: No classes for Rosh Hashanah, Evening Open Studio
      Thursday, September 21: No classes for Rosh Hashanah, All Day Open Studio
      Friday, September 22: No classes for Rosh Hashanah, All Day Open Studio
      Sunday, September 24: Last day to collect Bisque or Glaze from Summer Term
      Thursday, September 28, 2:15 p.m.: House Demo All about Firing
      Saturday, September 30: No Saturday classes for Yom Kippur, all day Open Studio
      Friday October 6: Last day of teapot Exhibition
      Monday, October 9: GHP closed for Columbus Day
 
 

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

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





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

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

Jane Hartsook Gallery
Wednesday – Saturday: 
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
(or by appointment)
Contact: Aimee Odum

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