Pottery Notes

September 21- Fall Term Week 2

FINAL WEEK of Bisque and Glaze Grace Period

Work currently on the bisque and glaze shelves needs to be removed before September 28. Sign up for glaze and pick-up appointments on our website through the Reopening Information page or use QR codes around the building.

Measuring

Students will now bring work down to the shelves on the first floor near the spray booth for drop-off measuring. Firing fees will be debited from student logs and you will be called if you have insufficient funds. Students should not enter the kiln room. Liaisons and techs will move measured work from the measuring space to the kiln room for firing. You may stop by the office to add funds to your firing log.

Don’t forget to put your class chip in your work! Be sure that slips are properly filled out including name, class#, date, and the firing of your choice. A reminder that work will now be charged separately per firing, so students select 1-firing.

Health & Safety Guidelines at the Pottery

  • Sanitize your hands upon entry and compete the health and safety questionnaire at the door
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly in the studio
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other students

These and other rules can also be found online on our Pottery Reopening Information page.

Timeliness for Clean-Up

It is of utmost importance that students are out of the classroom when their class ends. In between classes and studio sessions, staff will be sanitizing classroom surfaces and it is important that they have adequate time to do so.

Studio Sessions

If you would like to work in the studio outside of your scheduled class time, you must register for a studio session. Only enrolled students (online or in-person) are eligible for these sessions, limited to 6 students per studio. Studio sessions are 4-hours for $25. Additional sessions are being added. You can sign-up using our class registration page; search Fall 2020, Studio Time and your preferred technique to find available sessions.

The Pot Shop in the Jane Hartsook Gallery – Closing this Week!
Dave Gibson, Luc Hammond-Thomas, Julie Knight, Gina Tibbott, Dustin Yager, September 14 – 25, 2020

Help support the Pottery today by making a purchase at the Pot Shop! These limited edition works were all made by GHP staff and faculty during the pandemic. All proceeds go to keep your favorite local ceramic arts center (GHP) running and supporting our community of ceramic artists. Schedule a visit on the online calendar. Three visitors maximum. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New Resident
Trisha Baga

Greenwich House Pottery has a new artist in residence! Trisha Baga will be working in the residency studio from August 31 through October 23. Feel free to stop by the studio when she is in and see what she is working on.

Trisha Baga is an artist who works in Stereoscopic 3D video installation, clay, consumer grade electronics, and community performance. During her residency, Baga will create a series of clay sculptures with embedded electronics that will perform an operatic documentary about American History as a way of investigating the way a physical object can be invested with powerful symbolism largely through happenstance.

 

September 14 – Fall Term Week 1

Welcome to the New School Year

We are pleased to welcome you back to the Pottery! These are uncertain times, but we are excited to resume classes and to have the community come together again. We ask that students read the new student trifold; it includes information about the Pottery along with new policies and procedures to keep our student body safe in the midst of COVID-19. These include:

  • Sanitize your hands upon entry and compete the health and safety questionnaire at the door
  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly in the studio
  • Maintaining a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other students

These rules can also be found online on our Pottery Reopening Information page.

Bisque and Glaze Grace Period

Work currently on the bisque and glaze shelves needs to be removed before September 28. Under the Reopening Information section on the website, students can make an appointment on our website to sign up to pick-up work or to glaze.

Lockers

Don’t forget to bring locker payments to the office! Returning students, please use the envelope found on your locker.

Measuring

Measuring will no longer take place in the classrooms. Instead, students will bring work down to the shelves on the first floor near the spray booth for drop-off measuring. Work will now be charged separately per firing. Firing fees will be debited from student logs and you will be called if you have insufficient funds. Students should not enter the kiln room. Liaisons and techs will move measured work from the measuring space to the kiln room for firing. You may stop by the office to add funds to your firing log.

Timeliness for Clean-Up

It is of utmost importance that students are out of the classroom when their class ends, so please be conscientious of the time you need to get your work spaces clean. In between classes and studio sessions, staff will be sanitizing classroom surfaces and it is important that they have adequate time to do so.

Studio Sessions

If you would like to work in the studio outside of your scheduled class time, you must register for a studio session. Only enrolled students (online or in-person) are eligible for these sessions. Studio reservations are specific to the room that you select. (For example, if you register for a handbuilding studio session, you may not work in a wheel studio). Studio sessions are available Friday through Sunday, and each 4-hour session costs $25. Studio sessions are limited to 6 students per studio.

The Pot Shop in the Jane Hartsook Gallery
Dave Gibson, Luc Hammond-Thomas, Julie Knight, Gina Tibbott, Dustin Yager, September 14 – 25, 2020

Help support the Pottery today by making a purchase at the Pot Shop! These limited edition works were all made by GHP staff and faculty during the pandemic. All proceeds go to keep your favorite local ceramic arts center (GHP) running and supporting our community of ceramic artists. Gallery is by appointment only. Contact Gallery and Residency Manager Kaitlin McClure to schedule a visit or use the online calendar. Three visitors maximum. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.