Pottery Notes

Last week of classes for H2, H4, H7, H8, H11, H13, H14; W2, W8, W9, W11, W13, W15, W17; S6
Classes end next week for H1, H3, H5, H6, H9, H10, H12; W1, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W10, W12, W14, W16

Studio Reminders
We hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving break. With less than 10 days left in the term it is time to wrap things up.

All work needs to move off of the classroom shelves and into the kiln room. Rather than starting on new pieces, spend time glazing your bisqueware.

If you are not continuing in the winter term:

  • 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 winter open studio (January 6-19).
  • Bring home all glaze fired pieces.

If you are continuing in the winter, by Thursday, December 12:

  • Clear classroom shelves of your artwork and personal items.
  • Take home or discard anything you will not be using in the winter term.
  • Since we are closed for 25 days, it does not make sense to leave works in progress, however if you must leave a piece on the class shelves, consolidate all your works in progress to as small an area as possible on a single upper shelf. Remove all items on shelves below 4 feet to aid in inter-term cleaning and MIC preparation.

Label any of your work in progress with name and winter class number.

  • Unlabeled items on the class shelf will be discarded.
  • Renew your locker today if you’re continuing on to winter term.
    *If you have not registered, do so now or join the waitlist for winter or spring terms.
  • Bring home any shoes or clothing from the basement storage area, items left behind will be donated.


The glaze shelves are overflowing.
Please take home your fired pieces to prevent overcrowding and breakage.

Pick-Up Dates & Glaze Grace Period
GHP studios close for interterm recess on December 12. You will not be able to pick up or move your pieces during Made in Clay. However there are 3 pick-up dates over the break, in which you may pick up work from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Tuesday, December 17; Wednesday, December 18; Thursday, December 19.
On the message center in the main stairwell, there is a calendar for the end of term indicating when each class ends and which rooms will have additional open studio. This calendar contains the pick-up dates and glaze grace period.

Happenings
Janice Jakielski Exhibition
You’ve never seen porcelain like this! The current exhibition in the gallery, In-Between Moments by Janice Jakielski, features paper-thin porcelain sculptures you’ll have to see to believe! Stop by the gallery to be amazed by the new porcelain body Janice has developed, and be astounded by her re-imaginings of historic ceramics. Janice is at the cutting-edge of ceramic technology—stop by to check it out before the show comes down on December 20, 2020!

Donna Green Artist Talk
Current GHP Fellow Donna Green will give a talk about the body of work she has been developing during her time at GHP. Donna began working in ceramics in 1988 here at Greenwich House Pottery and at the New School. She creates large sculptures that are thrown and handbuilt, prodded and poked to create anthropomorphic shapes that test clay’s physical limits. Join us on December 4th at 4:00 p.m. in the Slipcasting Studio to hear more about what Donna has been working on during her time with us. Please RSVP online or in the liaison office.


Upcoming Book Talk
Janet Koplos will visit GHP on January 16th at 3:00 p.m. to discuss and sign her new book What Makes A Potter, Functional Pottery in America Today, which features numerous GHP faculty and alum. GHP students will be able to buy the book for a discount rate of $30, but it must be ordered in advance. Due to logistics, there will not be additional books for sale at the event; check out the book in the liaison office and order your advanced copy before December 12. (You may order at the discounted rate without attending the talk.)

Made In Clay
Always curious whose gorgeous work is on the glaze shelf? Are you someone who loves GHP and loves helping others? Why not volunteer for Made In Clay? It’s a great way to meet, chat and see the work with 50 of the makers here at GHP, do some holiday shopping, and help the Pottery! Sign up for a 2 hour volunteer slot in the Liaison Office this week.

If you are exhibiting in Made in Clay don’t forget to pick up your inventory sheets and stickers to start pricing your work. The event postcards are now available.

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
December 4: Spray Booth Closed, Glaze Area Limited for Special Topic Class Demo 1:00-3:30 p.m.
December 4: Artist Talk with Donna Green 4:00-5:00 p.m. No Open Studio in Slipcasting 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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.
December 12-January 6: GHP Closed For Winter Recess With Only These Exceptions:

Tuesday, December 17:

Wednesday, December 18:         GHP open for fired work pick-up from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 19:

 

 

At-A-Glance: Upcoming Calendar Reminders
November 22: Artist Talk with Janice Jakielski 4-5 p.m. No Open Studio in 2nd Flr Handbuilding 3:30-5:30 p.m.
November 22: Opening Reception for Janice Jakielski Exhibition 5:00-7:00 p.m.
November 25: Winter Term Financial Aid Deadline
November 27- December 1: Studio Closes at 3:30 p.m. for Thanksgiving Break
December 2: Studio Reopens at 6:00 p.m.
December 4: Spray Booth Closed for Special Topic Class Demo 1:00-3:30 p.m.
December 4: Artist Talk with Donna Green 4-5 p.m. No Open Studio in Slipcasting 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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.
December 12-January 6: GHP Closed For Winter Recess With Only These Exceptions:
     Tuesday, December 17, Wednesday, December 18, Thursday, December 19
GHP open for fired work pick-up
from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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