Eun-Ha Paek first walked through the doors of Greenwich House Pottery (GHP) in 2010 as a curious student. With a background in animation and graphic design, she had always been creative, but was eager to get out from behind her computer and get her hands dirty. In her classes, she learned handbuilding and glazing, building on her skills year after year and collaborating with a community of other students – many of whom had been attending classes for decades – who were just as excited as her about creating with clay.
Eun-Ha then took her work to the next level when she applied to join the GHP Residency program, honing her craft with robust resources, time and studio space that is nearly impossible to come by in New York City. The Residency opened many doors for Eun-Ha, serving as catalyst for additional shows and residency opportunities for her to continue developing her craft. Today, she remains part of the Pottery family by teaching handbuilding, glazing and surface techniques classes. “As a teacher, I love sharing and giving back to the community that has given so much to me,” says Eun-Ha. “I continue to learn from my students and the long-time community members, who make GHP such a special place.