Pottery Online Resources

The page brings together a variety of our favorite online resources for extended learning. Content is produced by Greenwich House Pottery and its staff, as well as other educational centers and artists.

**Note for students: you can find all recent GHP emails with information about closures and online resources on our Pottery Notes page.**

Recorded Zoom Classes

Kathy Erteman Handbuilding at Home Parts 1 and 2
Kathy Erteman Handbuilding Simple Plates
Kathy Erteman Handbuilding Vessels with Necks and Lidded Forms
Kathy Erteman Paddle & Form Vessels
Kathy Erteman Surface Design
Dave Gibson Altered Thrown Forms
Dave Gibson Plates and Underglaze
Dave Gibson Throwing a Bottle Form
Dave Gibson Throwing a Covered Jar
Dave Gibson Throwing a Pitcher
Dave Gibson Throwing a Pot
Dave Gibson Throwing Two Piece Together
Jessi Li Chinese Funerary Ceramics
Julie Knight Lid Making
Julie Knight Pinch Pots
Julie Knight Throwing Off-The-Hump
Julie Knight Trimming with a Chuck
Haakon Lenzi Marbling Demo
Haakon Lenzi Throwing a Saturn Pot
Haakon Lenzi Throwing Off the Hump
Haakon Lenzi Thrown Bowl with Nerikomi Interior
Jessi Li Intro to Armatures for Figurative Sculptures
Kate Missett Fuller Craft Museum Discussion
Pedro Ramirez How to Use an Online Image as a Stencil for Sgraffito
Pedro Ramirez Throwing and Trimming a Cylinder
Pedro Ramirez Throwing on a Mini Wheel
Gina Tibbott Sgraffito Lettering
Gina Tibbott Surface Patterns (How to Make Realistic Brick) 
Derek Weisberg Artist Talk with Class
Derek Weisberg California Ceramics History Post WWII Part 1
Derek Weisberg California Ceramics History Post WWII Part 2
Derek Weisberg California Ceramics History Post WWII Part 4
Derek Weisberg California Ceramics History Post WWII Part 5
Adam Welch How to Make Handles
Adam Welch Throwing a Cap Lid Parts 1 and 2
Adam Welch Thrown Cup with Surface Texture
Adam Welch Throwing a Ring Bottle Part 1 and Part 2
Adam Welch Throwing a Flask/Bottle Form
Dustin Yager Slip Decoration

GHP Faculty Demos
Throwing
– Dave Gibson, how to facet a pot part 1, part 2, and part 3, April 2020.
– Dave Gibson, how to throw a bowl with a rounded rim, May 2020.
– Dave Gibson, how to throw a planter, May 2020.
– Julie Knight, Part 1 and Part 2 demos of how to make a lid for a thrown pot, April 2020.
– Julie Knight, time lapse video of how to add a spout and handle to a teapot, April 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, how to throw a candlestick, April 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, how to throw a closed form, April 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, how to throw a self-watering planter, April 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, how to throw and build a teapot, May 2020.
– Ryan Strobel, Making a Mug for GHP Pop-Up Sale, December 2014. Ryan was a GHP faculty member 2011-2012, 2014-2015. He made this video for GHP’s annual winter sale.

Handbuilding
– Lisa Chicoyne, how to edit and rework a dry paper clay piece, March 2020.
– Suzy Goodelman, pinch pots and sgraffito, April 2020.
– Trevor King, working with air dry clay, March 2020.
– Ryan Rennie, how to handbuild an ocarina, May 2020.
– Ryan Rennie, how to handbuild a watering can, April 2020.
– Ryan Rennie, how to incorporate place into your art practice, May 2020.
– Ryan Rennie, how to make a pinch pot, May 2020.
– Gina Tibbott Carving for Celadon Demo, April 2020.
– Gina Tibbott, how to build a “portal” form, silent time-lapse video showing how to build the form, as well as designing and executing a variety of surface details, March 2020.
– Gina Tibbott, how to handbuild a platter, silent time-lapse video, March 2020.
– Gina Tibbott, make a vintage vegetable face, May 2020.
– Anjuli Wright, how to handbuild a large vessel, March 2020.
– Anjuli Wright, how to handbuild a simple cup, April 2020.

Slipcasting
-Hiroe Hanazono, how to transform your clay body into a casting slip, May 2020.

Surface Treatments and Glazing/Firing
– Will Coggin, glaze chemistry presentation, March 2020.
– Dave Gibson, cone 6 glaze demo, March 2020. Dave is a GHP faculty member.
– Dave Gibson, wash demo, March 2020.
– Trevor King, kilns and firing at GHP, March 2020.
– Julie Knight, marbling with slip demo, March 2020.
– Kate Missett, how to glaze over drawings or transfer, March 2020.
– Kate Missett, how to print an image to silkscreen onto ceramic, how to make a fabric silkscreen for ceramics, how to silkscreen onto clay, April 2020. Examples of transfers in black and blue.
– Kate Missett, “Magic Rice Paper Transfers,” page 1 and 2Pottery Making Illustrated, Nov/Dec 2019.
– Kate Missett, “Majolica, Underglaze & Luster Overglaze,” March 2020.
– Kate Missett, “Rice Paper Transfers and Slip Trailing,” April 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, clay body additives, May 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, horse hair, feather, and sugar raku effects, May 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, how to print an image onto a clay slab using a plaster board, April 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, how to make underglaze decals, April 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, how to make, use, and burnish terra sigillata, April 2020.
– Pedro Ramirez, raku firing, April 2020.
– Ryan Rennie, Handout about how to do burn outs at Greenwich House Pottery, April 2020.
– Dustin Yager, Brush Basics and Beyond the Beginner Tool Kit.
– Dustin Yager, how to make tinted clay, April 2020.
– Adam Welch, GHP house glazes, March 2020. Adam is GHP’s director and a faculty member.

Additional Demos
– Jennifer Allen, “Darted and Decorated,” Ceramic Arts Network. Jennifer handbuilds a butter dish, using molds, templates, and darting.
– Jessica Hopper, “Ceramics 101: Underglaze Techniques.” Jennifer demos several techniques including sgraffito, inlay, and transfer.
– Matt & Rose Katz, “Craze-y for You: the True Story of Glaze Crazing,” Ceramics Materials Workshop, October 2017.
– Linnea Lark, “How to Use Underglaze: Watercolor and Opaque Techniques.”
– Didem Mert, “How to Make Pinch Pots Without Ruining Your Wrists,” Ceramic Arts Network, November 2017. Didem has an upcoming exhibition at GHP October 9 – November 6, 2020.
– Angelica Pozo, “Creative Tile Making,” Ceramic Arts Network. Angelica shows how to design and make a tile mosaic.
– Linda Sikora, “Assembling a Teapot (Spout, Finial, Handle),” Craft in America, September 15, 2016.
– Bill Wilkey, “How to Make a Tightly Fitting Lid for a Squared Off Wheel Thrown Jar,” Ceramic Arts Network, March 10, 2016.
Dustin Yager conversation with Michelle Ettrick, April 2020.

GHP Lecture Series
– Ellen Denker, Lecture: “Keeping the Fire Alive: American China Painters From Cincinnati to Chicago,” Parts 1-6, October 15th, 2009
– Dolores Furtado, GHP Resident Artist Talk, February 2020.
– Donna Green, GHP Fellowship Artist Talk, November 2019.
– Caroline Hannah, Lecture: “Making Clay Modern: The Decorated Pottery of Henry Varnum Poor,” Parts 1-7, Nov. 12th, 2009
– Phoenix Lindsey Hall, GHP Fellowship Artist Talk, June 2019
– Carly Slade, GHP Artist Talk in conjunction with Carly’s solo exhibition City Wide in our Jane Hartsook Gallery on view January 10 through February 7, 2020.

GHP Faculty and Staff Artist Talks
– Collyn Ahren, “A Glimpse in the Fire: A Documented Experience of an Anagama Wood Firing at Peter’s Valley.” GHP tech Collyn Ahren gives an artist talk about an anagama wood firing she participated in at Peter’s Valley in the summer of 2019.
– Collyn Ahren with Danny G and Chris Ness, how to dig, sieve, and wedge local clay, April-May 2020.
– Kathy Erteman, “Kathy Erteman Ceramic Vessels,” by ArtistFilmDocs, July, 2019. Kathy is a faculty member at GHP.
– Trevor King, Trevor’s thesis talk from 2015.
– Trevor King, “Raw Clay in Contemporary Art,” March 26, 2020. Trevor discusses the work of several contemporary artists whose work he admires that work with raw clay.
– Pedro Ramirez, digging and processing local clay, May 2020.
– Ryan Rennie, foraging and processing wild clay, May 2020.
– Ryan Rennie, virtual tour of his solo exhibition Back Dirt at Plank Road Gallery, March 2020.
– Elise Siegel, presentation about Jessica Jackson Hutchins, March 2020.
Julie Terestman, by Sara Japanese Pottery, February 2020. Julie is a faculty member at GHP.
– Derek Weisberg, studio visit at Greenwich House Pottery, Quiet Lunch Magazine, January 2013.
– Adam Welch, Artaxis Conversation for National Clay Week, October 2018. Adam is GHP’s Director.

Additional Artist Talks and Interviews
– Svend Bayer, “Potter” short film about his life and work by Goldmark Gallery, December 16, 2016. Svend had an exhibition at GHP February 2016.
– Clayton Bailey, “The Candy Store Gallery,” Lawrence Campling, June 2012.
– Matthew Burrows’ #artistsupportpledge on the UK Crafts Council’s website
– Beth Cavener, “Beth Cavener – Sculptor,” by Like Knows Like, August 2017.
– Daphne Carnegy, “Masterclass with Daphne Carnegy,” Ceramics Review. Daphne discusses majolica.
– Cassils, “Up To and Including Their Limits,” Gardiner Museum, February 20, 2020.
– Cristina Cordova, from the series “Soul’s Journey: Inside the Creative Process,” 2012.
– Naomi Dalglish and Michael Hunt, Conversation with Bandana Potters, September 12, 2018. Naomi and Michael taught a workshop and had an exhibition at GHP December 2017.
– Tacita Dean, “Tacita Dean – FILM| Tate,” Tacita discusses her installation in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, October 2011.
– Magdolene Dykstra, interview about installation at the Gardiner Museum, March 23, 2020. Magdolene will have a solo exhibition in our Jane Hartsook Gallery this fall.
– Adam Field, Artaxis Conversation for National Clay Week, October 2018.
Viola Frey, KQED, February 2004.
– Antony Gormley, “Sculpted Space, within and without,” TED Talk, 2012.
– Samuel Johnson, Artaxis Conversation for National Clay Week, October 2018. Samuel was a GHP Fellow and taught a workshop at GHP July 9 – August 3, 2018.
– Randy Johnston, “Randy Johnston | An Expansive Vision – feature film about American potter,” Goldmark Gallery, July 2018.
– Didem Mert, Artaxis Conversation for National Clay Week, October 2018. Didem has an upcoming exhibition at GHP October 9 – November 6, 2020.
Ron Nagel, KQED, March 2009.
– Eun-Ha Paek, “Eun-Ha Paek Relies on the Unexpected to Create,” by House Studios during her GHP Fellowship, January 2018.
– Charles Ray, “Artist Talk: Charles Ray,” Art Institute of Chicago, May 2015.
– Sterling Ruby, “Sterling Ruby Interview: A Bowl of Memories,” interview by Louisiana Channel, February 2016.
Richard Shaw, KQED, February 2005.
Interview with Carly Slade for Ceramics Monthly. Carly had a solo show in our Gallery in January 2020. Originally published in April 2020 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (52–57). http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.
– Taryn Simon, “Taryn Simon Photographs Secret Sites,” TED Talk, September 2009.
– Beth Stichter, interview by Ceramics Field Guide. Beth had an exhibition at GHP in 2009.
– Studio Joachim Morineau, slip dripping machine, October 2018.
– Toshiko Takaezu, “Toshiko Takaezu: Portrait of an Artist,” State of the Arts New Jersey, June 2013.
– Patti Warashina, interview by Ceramics Field Guide. Patti had an exhibition at GHP in 1989.
– Interview with Ai Wei Wei, Art 21.
– Steven Young Lee, interview by Ceramics Field Guide. Steven had an exhibition at GHP in 2013.

Faculty Favorites
– Adrian Bates, How to Make Mobius-Style Sculptures, Ceramics Review, January/February 2020.
A Good Time to be West, a documentary about 12 California sculptors, California International Arts Foundation Production.
– Interview with Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla from Art21.
– Dorian Beaulieu, Clay Wedging 101: A Great Way to Teach and Learn to Wedge Clay Properly, Ceramic Arts Network, Jan 2016.
– Isaac Button, videos of this English potter’s full process from digging clay to firing in his bottle kiln, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4.
– Alan Caiger Smith with Michael Casson, “The Craft of the Potter” from BBC, Decoration Part 1 and Decoration Part 2. Alan discusses decoration: brush strokes, wax resist, and pattern design.
– Michael Casson with Walter Keeler and Lynne Reeve, “The Craft of the Potter,” BBC. Glaze and Fire Part 1 and Glaze and Fire Part 2. Michael, Walter, and Lynne discuss the basics of firing and glazing including the basic components of glaze, the differences between oxidation and reduction firings, and discuss basic glaze issues.
– Ceramic Arts Network. Website full of tips and tricks.
– Ceramic Arts Network, how to store paperclay, March 2020.
– Craft in America, “Teachers,” at Alfred University with Linda Sikora,  Wayne Higby, Andrea Gill, John Gill, and Matthew Metz. John Gill shows his paper cutout form designing technique.
– Adam Field, Tips for Throwing a Perfect Tall Cylinder, Ceramic Arts Network, Jan 2018.
– The Frick, Cocktails with the Curator, ongoing.
– Interview with Theaster Gates from Art21.
Roxanne Jackson interview, the Royal List.
– The Great Pottery Throwdown, a pottery competition show similar to the Great British Bake Off. Available on various streaming services or can be found on YouTube. Judge Kate Malone’s website, her tile project on Saville Row in London, her project at Waddesdon Manor.
– Shoji Hamada, wheel demonstration, c. 1968.
– Giselle Hicks, coil and pinch baskets and buckets, April 2020.
– Japan Spirit and Forum #6, “Japanese Tea Bowls,” December 2014.
– Garth Johnson, Ceramic Object Study Session, Everson Museum, ongoing.
– Hand positions for throwing on the wheel from Elsbeth Woody’s book “Pottery on the Wheel,” pictures 1, 2, 3, and 4.
How to make a raku chawan
– Randy Johnston, “Randy Johnston: An Expansive Vision,” documentary about studio potter Randy Johnston, July 2018.
-Trevor King, “Profe,” a video Trevor made with his professor Richard Wukich. Richard’s thesis, as cited in the video is here.
Revolutions of the Wheel, history of american ceramics from 19th Century American potters with their industrial origins to contemporary American clay artists whose work now ranks as fine art, Queens Row Films.
– Simon Leach (son of Bernard Leach), how to throw a cylinder, September 2009.
– Jim Melchert, “Changes,” a performance, 1972.
– Potter Making Info, an introduction to slip trailing.
– Interview with Arlene Shechet from Art21.
Slow Art Day, an exercise in looking at art from the Gardiner Museum.
– Tip Toland, Sculpting a Clay Head, July 2015.
– Marguerite Wildenhain, “Marguerite Wildenhain by Rollie Younger,” a visit with this Bauhaus-trained potter at her Pond Farm studio.
– Anjuli Wright, how to keep your pipes clean when you’re working with clay at home, April 2020.
– Dustin Yager, how to set up and maintain a home studio during the NYC shut down, April 2020.

Historical
Greenwich House Pottery
Introducing Greenwich House Pottery, June 24, 2010
Crafting Community: Greenwich House Pottery  at 100, August 14, 2009
Let’s Take a Trip Parts 1-3, CBS Broadcast at GHP, 1958
The Pottery Maker. A 1926 film made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Greenwich House Pottery featuring Potter Victor Raffo, his daughter Ruth, and Elizabeth Custer.

Art History
– Glenn Adamson, “Voulkos, The Breakthrough Years,” Missoula Art Museum, August 2017.
– “A Century of Ceramics in the United States,” Everson Museum, 2018.
The Cool School, Independent Television Service. History of the LA art scene in the 1950s, narrated by Jeff Bridges.
Craft in America. Craft in America is a Peabody Award-winning series documenting the vitality, history, and significance of the craft movement. Addresses a range of materials.
Grey Art Gallery Blog
– Jessi Li, powerpoint of figurative ceramics, April 2020.
– “Peter Voulkos, A Brief History,” by Craft in America. Peter was a resident artist at GHP for several summers in the 1960s.
– Excerpts of oral history interviews from the Archives of American Art on a range of topics.
– Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, “Two of  Kind: Couples in Craft in MAD’s Permanent Collection,” Museum of Arts and Design.

Historical Investigations and Techniques
– Michelle Erickson, “How was it Made? An Agate Teapot“, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2012.

Artist Resources
Artist Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak, Creative Capital.
– Artists’ Legacy Foundation, Establishing Legacy Goals, a helpful worksheet for all artists to start thinking about planning their legacies.
– Joan Mitchell Foundation, Estate Planning Workbook for Visual Artists
– Joan Mitchell Foundation, COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Visual Artists.
The Field Guide for Ceramic Artists by Julia Galloway. A website full of useful information for ceramic artists, from packing tips to getting health insurance.
Hudson Guild Open Call

Virtual Museum/Gallery Visits
Arizona State Museum: Virtual Tour
Arlene Shechet virtual tour of Skirts at Pace Gallery
 Brooklyn Museum collection online
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: Virtual Tours
 “Chinese and Japanese Ceramics” an online exhibition by the Gardiner Museum, presented through Google.
Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan: Exhibit Virtual Tours
Dalí Theatre-Museum, Catalonia: Virtual Tour
Finnish Art Gallery: Virtual Tour
The Frick, Pittsburgh: Virtual tours, online collections, activities
 Gardiner Museum collection online. The chief curator of the Gardiner, Sequoia Miller, used to be a GHP faculty member! He is involved in an upcoming exhibition about Minnie Negoro in our Jane Hartsook Gallery, opening fall 2020.
Guggenheim online
Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm: VR Tour
The Hermitage, Russia: Virtual Tour (YouTube)
– “In Pursuit of A Meaningful Mark,” an exhibition at Mindy Solomon Gallery, March 13 – April 25, 2020
The Louvre, Paris: Virtual Tour
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum: Virtual Tour
MoMA online
Museum of the American Indian: “How American Indians Shaped US Identity”
New Museum online
– “Northern Visions: Contemporary Inuit Ceramics” an exhibition at the Gardiner Museum, presented through Google.
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford: Virtual Tour
Rhizome, born-digital artwork affiliated with the New Museum.
23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, along with insight from juror Jo Lauria
São Paolo Museum of Art: Virtual Tour
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Online Exhibits, Videos
Vatican Museums: Virtual Tours
Vermont Art Online: 360-degree Virtual Tours
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: Virtual Tour
Whitney Museum online

Podcasts
– Ben Carter, Tales of a Red Clay Rambler
– Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Conversations with Legends
– MoMA and the BBC, The Way I See It, 30 acclaimed thinkers (writers, composers, comedians) talk about a work they love from MoMA’s collection
The Potters Cast

Alternate Projects for Potters
– Lisa Chicoyne, “How to Write a Haiku,” an alternate form of expression for potters while they are away from their studios.
– Lisa Chicoyne, “Exploring Collage,” another alternative form of expression if you find yourself without clay or a studio.
One surf video (for Dave the Potter)
– Whittney Klann, plantain hand salve, May 2020

Inspirations
Ceramics Monthly Gallery Guide
Archie Bray Foundation
Blue Spiral
Clay Akar
– Clay Art Center
Clay Arts Vegas
Duane Reed Gallery
Ferrin Contemporary
Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd.
Lillstreet Shop and Gallery
Lucy Lacoste Gallery
Lux Center for the Arts
Museum of Arts and Design
Morean Arts Center
Northern Clay Center
Objective Clay
Penland
Pucker Gallery
Red Lodge Clay Center
Sara Japanese Pottery
Schaller Gallery
The Clay Studio
Trax Gallery
Weyrich Gallery
Worcester Craft Center