GHP’s Latest Resident Artist: Sara Nishikawa

Sara Nishikawa, Photo: Clare Gatto

Greenwich House Pottery is pleased to announce Sara Nishikawa as our Resident Artist from January 9 to February 24, 2023.

Sara Nishikawa is an artist whose work focuses on domestic objects, the intersection between designed tools and food, and on the relationship, objects have with narrative. What does it mean to live in a world that not only has melon ballers, but also ice cube trays designed to make ice the perfect size for a specific water bottle? In addition to her art practice, Nishikawa was recently Co-Director of the BULK Space Artist Residency and currently runs the Mostly Butter artist residency.

Nishikawa is based in Detroit. She earned her MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art, her MA in ceramics from California State University Northridge, and her BA in psychology at Loyola Marymount University. Recent exhibitions include Spaysky Fine Art Gallery LLC (Chicago, IL; 2022), Greenwich House Pottery (New York, NY; 2021), and Korean International Ceramic Biennale (Gyeonggi, South Korea; 2019).

Things that hold, terracotta, stoneware, 2019, varying dimensions. Photo: Clare Gatto.

During her GHP residency, Nishikawa will create hyper-specific dishes for her favorite foods—the foods her grandma made for her. Together, these foods will create a self-portrait of the artist. Nishikawa will carry out research in New York City’s grocery stores and restaurants and then create dishes or holders for each food. The series may include a set for a piece of har gow with a dipping container, a holder for homemade rice crispy treats, or a dish for the uneaten pit of a mango.

Our Artist Residency Program fosters an artist’s development by providing them with time, space, materials, and a supportive community in New York City. Residents have access to a semi-private studio space, technical support, stocked clay and glazes, and gas and electric firings.

Greenwich House Pottery is a historic non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1909 to teach recent immigrants a marketable skill in the spirit of the Arts & Crafts Movement, the Pottery is now an arts center for the local and international community. Our mission is to promote and support the ceramic arts through our classes, exhibitions, and artist residency.


Contact: Kaitlin McClure

16 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014