Pottery Notes

Studio News
Taking care of the studio, the community tools, and following the policies that have been put in place are the ways in which we can all work together as a community of over 400. Please take time when you are finishing in open studio to leave the studio cleaner than it was found. There have been many disagreements and bouts of impatience brought to our attention in the last few weeks. Let’s all remember to respect each other and take time to enjoy what we are doing and appreciate that we are able to work in clay to express our ideas.

Safety First!
Turn off your wheel when you are finished. Each night the stools are placed on top of the wheels in order to clean the floor; if a pedal is pressed the stools become projectiles!

Sink Clean-up
We appreciate you cleaning up the sink after use— in an ideal studio, contaminated sloppy sink clay should be trashed. We have noticed the sink slop being left in a container on top of the sink, we appreciate the effort but please use a disposable cup that can be thrown away, as tech staff does not have time to clean out these containers each day.

Glaze Clinics will take place on Thursday, October 17 and on Thursday November 14. Meet in the glaze area at 2:30 with Studio Manager Danny Crump or at 5:30 with Studio Tech Gina Tibbott. Bring a bisque piece for hands on help and brush up on your glazing basics. Open to all students, just show up!

Residency Wrap Up
Four foot towering stalagmites, a cavern full of stepping stones, delicate sheets of porcelain, scents and sensory experience: join Sindy Butz on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:00 p.m. for her artist talk about the work she has been developing during her residency at Greenwich House Pottery. Join Sindy’s exploration of the complex terrain of human emotion in clay. Sign up online or in the liaison office.

In the Gallery
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present Breaking the Plane, an exhibition of new work by Shannon Goff, Peter Christian Johnson and Lauren Mabry. This show brings together three artists who are using clay and glaze to create lines that cannot be confined to two-dimensions. The exhibition will be on view through November 8.

How Will You Spend Your Winter Break? Take a Pottery Trip to Cuba!
Nancy Myers (a student at GHP for 18 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, December 14 – 21. It will be a welcome break from this year’s winter recess, and the trip of a lifetime for GHP students, friends and family. Highlights of the itinerary include visits to the Contemporary Museum of Ceramic Art, the National Museum of Fine Arts, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and so much more!  For further information about this opportunity, see the community bulletin board.

For more details about what your studiomates are up to, visit the community bulletin board in the lower stairwell. Find details about this weekend’s open studio events in Gowanus and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Hudson Valley Pottery Tour, upcoming ceramic exhibitions, studio rentals and kiln sales. Feel free to post your events and news here also!

Six Week “A” Section Classes Wind Down
For Students not continuing into a “B” section class, 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
  • Send us feedback about your class to pottery@greenwichhouse.org

You are welcome to return to finish glazing during open studio for the two weeks following your class. All glazing must be completed no later than November 12.

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
October 17: Glaze Clinics 2:30-3:30 & 5:30-6:30, No Open Studio in Glaze Area during Clinic
October 23: Artist Talk with Sindy Butz at 4:00 p.m.; No Open Studio in 2nd Floor Handbuilding 3:30-5:30 p.m.
October 31: Halloween; GHP closes at 3:00 p.m.
November 11: Veteran’s Day: GHP closed; No Classes, No Open Studio

November 14: Glaze Clinics 2:30-3:30 & 5:30-6:30, No Open Studio in Glaze Area during Clinic



GHP 2019-2020 Calendar

August 22: Online Registration Begins
Aug 26 – Oct 18: Sindy Butz Residency
Aug 30 – Sept 27: Chris Staley Exhibition
September 7: Open House 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
September 9: Fall Term Begins
September 30: GHP Open, No Evening Class
October 1: GHP Open, No Class
October 8: GHP Open, No Evening Class
October 9: GHP Open, No Class
Oct 11 – Nov 8: Breaking the Plane Exhibition
October 31: GHP Closes at 3 p.m.
Nov 4 – Dec 6: Donna Green Residency
November 11: Veteran’s Day, GHP Closed
Nov 22 – Dec 20: Janice Jakielski Exhibition
November 27: GHP Closes at 3:00 p.m.
Nov 28 – Dec 1: Thanksgiving, Pottery Closed
December 12: Fall Term Ends
December 13: Made In Clay, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
December 14: Made In Clay, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Dec 13 – Jan 5: Interterm Recess, GHP Closed
January 6, 2020: Winter Term Begins
Jan 6 – Feb 21: Dolores Furtado Residency
Jan 10 – Feb 7: Carly Slade Exhibition
January 20: MLK Jr. Day, GHP Closed
Feb 21 – Mar 20: Jennifer Rochlin Exhibition
Mar 9 – Apr 24: Biata Roytburd Residency
March 30: Winter Term Ends
Mar 31 – Apr 5: Interterm Recess, GHP Closed
April 6: Spring Term Begins
Apr 10 – May 1: GHP Artists Exhibition
April 12: Easter, GHP Closed
May 4: Summer Registration Begins
May 11 – June 12: Jenny Day Residency
May 22 – June 19:  Raven Halfmoon Exhibition
May 25: Memorial Day, GHP Closed
June 22 – Aug 7: Rachel Farmer Residency
June 27: Spring Term Ends
June 28 – July 5: Interterm Recess, GHP Closed
July 6: Summer Term Begins
July 10 – Aug 7: Resident Artist Exhibition
August 14: Summer Term Ends