Pottery Notes – Chelsea

SPRING WEEK 8 – June 17

Summer Registration is Open 

Registration is available online now for classes at both of our locations. We have spots available in many beloved classes.  Sign up today AND tell a friend…In fact: If you encourage a friend to sign up for their first class at either GHP location this summer, you get five free studio sessions! Just be sure they enter your name in the “how did you hear about us” field when they register and email ghpchelsea@greenwichhouse.org to confirm once they have enrolled. 

Summer Workshops 
We are pleased to announce two summer workshops at our Jones Street location! Both will take place over two days on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Carson Culp, our current resident and newest faculty member, will host a hands-on, two-day throwing marathon focusing on cylinders and extensions, like handles and spouts. This workshop will favor process over product, and attendees will cut their thrown vessels in half to better understand their technique.  

Emma Kaye will host a hands-on two-day handbuilding workshop! Students will learn to utilize hollow-building techniques to articulate and exaggerate volume, contour, and void. 

 Seats are $300 for currently enrolled summer students and $325 for outside students. Sign up online today!  

End of Term Business 

  • As we come to the final weeks of the term, we encourage you to wrap up all work in progress. If you are unable to finish a piece before the end of the term and ONLY if you are returning next semester, clearly label it with your NAME and SUMMER 2024 with the orange tape provided in the classrooms. Any greenware pieces found unlabeled over break will be reclaimed, no exceptions. Staff will be working hard during the break to prepare the studio for the spring term.  
  • Check your firing log through the self-measuring system and settle any unpaid balances. 
  • Clear anything unwanted from your class shelves, and bring your tools home during the break or they will be donated to the studio.  
  • If you were unable to glaze all of your pieces during this term, you can come in during the first two weeks of the next term to glaze any remaining work. This ‘glaze grace period’ will run from July 8-July 20.  

Runny Glaze That Needs to be Dremeled?
We now have a dremel in the studio which is only to be used by faculty and studio assistants. If you have a piece whose glaze ran slightly and you want to have the bottom cleaned up, leave it at the credit request shelf to the left of the wheel room with a note requesting to have it dremeled.  

There is signage at the shelf that explains what a dremel is and offers sample photos of what is and isn’t feasible for grinding with the dremel. Once the piece is ready, it will get returned to the glaze pick-up shelves. Studio Assistants will routinely dremel work once enough accumulates on the shelf, but we cannot accommodate dremeling work on the spot.   

 End of Term Potluck
Join us on June 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a Chelsea end-of-term potluck! Bring food or drinks to share and get to know fellow faculty and students.  

Staff Farewells 
After many years of dedication to the Pottery, Chang, Taylor, and Hannah are stepping down from their respective roles within the next month to pursue new career paths and life endeavors. We are so grateful for everything they have done during their time here, as all three worked through the pandemic and beyond. Fear not, Chang and Taylor are still on our teaching rosters for the summer!  

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Tuesday, May 27Saturday, August 9: Carson Culp Residency
Saturday June 22: Final Day of Spring Term at Jones St.
Monday, July 8: First Day of Summer Term at Jones St.
Friday, June 28: Last Day of Casey Whittier Exhibition 

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates  
Tuesday, June 25, 5:00–6:00 p.m.: End of Term Potluck
Saturday, June 29: Final Day of Spring Term at Chelsea
Monday July 8: First Day of Summer Term at Chelsea 

SPRING WEEK 7 – June 10

Registration Day
If you’re reading this after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, registration for summer classes at both locations is now open! Register online or see a studio assistant to sign up.  

The Kilns Have Names!
We’ve named our three kilns after amazing potters! Introducing Betty (Woodman), Lucie (Rie), and Toshiko (Takaezu). If you’re not familiar with their work, be sure to check out these iconic women potters.  

Set Default Location 
The next time you measure, please make sure to set Chelsea as your default location so your firing slips don’t print out at Jones Street! Instructions are available by the measuring station.  

Aprons for Sale
Show your GHP Chelsea pride and stay clean with our new apron! Available for purchase for $45 online or at the Studio Assistant desk.    

Glaze, glaze, glaze! 
The bisque shelves are getting very full! If you are ready to glaze your work, please do so. Students can glaze any time during business hours with the exception of days and times when the glaze room is reserved for teacher demos. You can check on the glaze room availability by going to Glazing on the “Current Students” section of our website.  

Donation Shelf
Forgot a tool but don’t want to shell out for a new one? Looking to buy pottery by fellow community members? Above the slab roller in the glaze room is our “Buy a Pot, Support a Student” shelf. Here you’ll find priced pots to take home, and individual tools for sale. Use the QR code to make your purchase and all proceeds go to our financial aid fund.   

End of Term Potluck
Join us on June 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a Chelsea end-of-term potluck! Bring food or drinks to share and get to know fellow faculty and students.  

 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Tuesday, May 27Saturday, August 9: Carson Culp Residency
Saturday June 22: Final Day of Spring Term at Jones St.
Monday, July 8: First Day of Summer Term at Jones St.
Friday, June 28: Last Day of Casey Whittier Exhibition

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Tuesday, June 25, 5:00–6:00 p.m.: End of Term Potluck
Saturday, June 29: Final Day of Spring Term at Chelsea
Monday July 8: First Day of Summer Term at Chelsea

SPRING WEEK 6 – June 3

Registration Day
Summer term registration is right around the corner! Registration for existing community members will open on June 10 at 10:00 a.m. for Jones Street classes and 5:00 p.m. for Chelsea classes. 

Glaze Workshop
Upon student request, we were able to put together an exciting last-minute glaze workshop with instructor, Cammi Climaco! The details are as follows:
Who: Intended for beginner to intermediate students who have some familiarity with glazing
When: Fridays, June 7 and 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
What: $150 for two 3-hour sessions. The workshop is an opportunity to more thoroughly understand glazes, glaze materials, and application. There is intentionally a break between sessions so that students can absorb information from session 1, practice, and have a chance to formulate questions. The second meeting will be a review of returned work and continued Q&A. Flier included with QR to enroll!  

Class Chips 
When you drop off work for the first firing, don’t forget your class chip! Find them by the bisque shelves in the glaze area. These are important for when technicians unload kilns and sort greenware. Remember class chips are not needed once you have glazed your work or they will stick to your piece.  

Glaze Slips
Each time you measure a piece, the receipt printer will print a bisque and glaze slip. Be sure that you hold on to your glaze slip, and it is recommended that you store them with your tools in your class drawer. When you turn in your piece for the glaze firing, be sure that your glaze slip goes along with it or techs will not load your work. If you have lost a glaze slip, please see a Studio Assistant.  

*Hot tip* When you turn in your glazed work, it’s also a good idea to snap a photo of your piece to have as a reference.  

Hospital Shelf and Unlabeled Bisque
Having trouble finding your bisqueware or glazed items? The shelves to the left of the wheel classroom are the unlabeled bisque and hospital shelves. The unlabeled bisque shelves are where pieces land without class chips, and anything that is glazed improperly or damaged can be found on the hospital shelf  

Lost and Found
Left an item of clothing behind? Can’t find your water bottle? Missing a tool? The lost and found bin can be found under the measuring station. Be sure to check sooner than later! Items that end up in the bin get dated and will only stick around for a month. Lost something of greater value? Check with a studio assistant to see if it was turned in. 

It’s Getting Hot in Here
Apologies for the studio temperature being on the warm side. Our HVAC company is awaiting a part before the system can be fully restored. 

Bye Bye Glacier Blue and Black Fungi 
Now that we have had time to really see how our glazes work for the studio on various kinds of work, and in an effort to make room for three new glazes, we will be discontinuing Glacier Blue and Black Fungi. The last day to use these two glazes will be Saturday, June 29. New black and white glaze options will be available this summer! 

 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Tuesday, May 27Saturday, July 27: Carson Culp Residency
Saturday June 22: Final Day of Spring Term at Jones St.
Monday, July 8: First Day of Summer Term at Jones St.
Friday, June 28: Last Day of Casey Whittier Exhibition 

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates  
Monday, June 10: Summer registration opens, 5:00 p.m. for existing community members, 7:00 p.m. for public 
Saturday, June 29: Final Day of Spring Term at Chelsea
Monday July 8: First Day of Summer Term at Chelsea 

SPRING WEEK 5 – May 28

Summer Class Schedules Available
The summer schedules for Chelsea and Jones Street classes are now available! Pick up copies in the office, or browse online today. Registration opens on Monday, June 10:

For Chelsea – registration opens at 5:00 p.m. for existing community members, 7:00 p.m. for the general public

For 16 Jones – registration opens at 10:00 a.m. for existing community members, 12:00 p.m. for the general public

Financial Aid
A reminder that the financial aid deadline is June 2 at 12:00 p.m. You can find the application and additional information about financial aid on our website. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Sunday Sampler
Know someone who has wanted to get started in ceramics? Share our Sunday sampler with friends and family! On June 2 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. we have wheel and handbuilding samplers; for the handbuilding sampler, the project is “make a mug”. Sunday samplers are $95 for 2 hours of instruction, and anyone who participates gets to take home one piece included in the price of the workshop that they pick up at a later date. What better weekend activity?!

Outside Materials and Kiln Damage
It merits repeating that if you are going to bring outside clays and glazes that we do not provide, you MUST get them approved by our Studio Coordinator, Wren, before you fire them here. She needs to see a label in person or over email. If you put clay in the kiln that does not hold up to our cone 6 (mid range) firing, it will MELT and damage other pieces as well as costly kiln shelves. If this occurs students must pay the full costs for any resulting damage.

Size Limit
As a reminder, we do not fire pieces larger than 22 inches in any direction–this is mainly to make kiln space fair for all students and to process your work quickly.

 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates

Tuesday, May 27Saturday, July 27: Carson Culp Residency
GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Sunday, June 2: GHP Chelsea Financial Aid Application Due, 12:00 p.m.
Monday, June 10: Summer registration opens, 5:00 p.m. for existing community members, 7:00 p.m. for public

SPRING WEEK 4 – May 20

Memorial Day Studio Closure
Please note that GHP will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Enjoy the holiday!

Summer Term at GHP Chelsea
The Summer term at GHP Chelsea will run for 8 weeks from July 8 through August 30. The schedule for the summer term has been posted online and in the studio. Financial aid applications must be submitted by Sunday, June 2 at 12:00 p.m. Even if you have applied for financial aid previously, you need to submit a new application each term. Registration opens June 10!

Final Reminder: Don’t Forget Glazed Items from Winter Term!
Any items that were glazed during the winter term must be taken home by this Saturday, May 25. Anything left beyond this date will be donated or discarded. Pieces glazed during the glaze grace period will not be held to this deadline.

CORNER 601
Our staff gallery, CORNER 601, is officially exhibiting work–first up is Studio Assistant, Georgia Reidy! Check out her work in the open studio room on view until June 10.

Kiln Area
Students are not permitted in the kiln area for any reason. If you see your work in a kiln, do not touch or handle work without consulting a staff member. We often leave kilns open while we wait for more work to load or as they cool. Kilns can be dangerous for people not trained to operate them, and we have a yellow line demarcated on the floor to prevent a potential tripping hazard.

Open Studio Time
Please be sure you are paying for studio time if you are in an open studio session. Payment should be made ahead of the beginning of studio time to ensure that there is an available seat. If you are having issues signing up, please see a Studio Assistant.

Limited Edition Glazes
We are fine-tuning our glaze palette and a few of our current glazes have been deemed “limited edition” in order to make room for a new matte black, glossy black, and matte white. Glacier Blue and Black Fungi are being discontinued once the buckets are empty. Keep an eye out for our new colors in the coming months!

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27: Closed for Memorial Day

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27: Closed for Memorial Day
Sunday, June 2: GHP Chelsea Financial Aid Application Due, 12:00 p.m.
Monday, June 10: Summer registration opens, 5:00 p.m. for existing community members, 7:00 p.m. for public

SPRING WEEK 3 – May 13

Glaze Toss
You’ll notice that some items on the glaze shelf have small sparkly stickers. Over the break, technicians stickered glaze work to indicate that it is from the Winter term. If your piece is on the glaze shelf with a sticker, be sure to take it home before May 25 at 6:00 p.m. or it will be discarded. We’re making room for new Spring pieces! If you aren’t able to retrieve your piece before the deadline or are having trouble finding something, email ghpottery@greenwichhouse.org. 

Maker’s Mark
We recommend that students sign their work with initials or a unique symbol. Especially among beginners, work can sometimes look similar. We have had instances where student’s work was glazed by someone else or bisqueware went missing, and we want to avoid this. Please triple check that any work you glaze or take home is yours!   

Sunday Samplers
Loving your clay class and want to share the experience with friends and family? Once a month, we host Sunday Samplers at GHP Chelsea. It’s a one-off two-hour class in either wheel or handbuilding instruction, and one piece is included in the cost of the workshop, which staff will glaze and students can pick up 4-6 weeks later. Samplers are $95 per person, and a great weekend activity! The next samplers are set for June 2 and we still have open seats. Sign up online or use the QR code on the flyer by the Studio Assistant desk. 

Message Center
You can find our Message Center above the measuring station! There you’ll find Pottery Notes, a studio session schedule, photos of the team here at GHP Chelsea, and a “From Your Community” section with information on happenings at 16 Jones and Chelsea. If you have openings to share, exciting gallery shows to pass along, job opportunities, available studio space, etc., feel free to post information here! You can also find the kiln unloading schedule for bisque and glaze firings in the top right corner.  

Firing Trays
If you aren’t sure whether a glaze is going to run, it’s always best practice to use a firing tray to ensure that no damage is done to our kiln shelves. Find them under the measuring station! If you use a firing tray and it ends up getting damaged due to glaze running, we ask that you be a courteous studio member and make another to replace it.   

At 16 Jones Street: 
Casey Whittier Artist Talk and Exhibition Opening
Join us this Thursday, May 16 for an artist talk with Casey Whittier, followed by an opening reception for her NYC solo debut in our Jane Hartsook Gallery. Casey has adapted processes from a variety of craft disciplines to create mixed-media work that straddles weaving and sculpture to explore interdependence and the truths it reveals. Her artist talk will be at 4:00 p.m. and the opening will run from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 16 Jones St. Both are free and open to the public. 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Tuesday, May 14: Taste of Greenwich Village, 7:009:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 16: Casey Whittier Artist Talk (4:005:00 p.m.) and Opening Reception, (5:007:00 p.m.)
Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27: Closed for Memorial Day  

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates 
Sunday, May 25: GHP Chelsea winter glazed work pick-up deadline
Monday, May 26: GHP Chelsea glaze toss for winter term items 
Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27: Closed for Memorial Day  

SPRING WEEK 2 – May 6

For Winter Term Students
For returning students, this is the final week of the glaze grace period. This is your opportunity to glaze and complete work from the winter term that is currently on the bisque shelves. Any work that is left on the shelves from the winter term will be discarded on May 13 to make room for new work coming out of the kilns. 

Winter Session Glaze Pick-Up 
If you were in a class last session all glazed pieces fired during Winter 2024 must be taken home by Saturday, May 25. Any pieces left from Winter after May 25 will be donated or discarded (all work from Winter 2024 has a sparkly sticker on it). Pieces glazed during the glaze grace period will not be held to this deadline.  

Lots of Studio Time Available at Chelsea!
There are many opportunities to work independently outside of class time. Students can book studio sessions at $10 for 4 hours of work time, $5 on Friday nights. You can find a weekly studio session schedule by the Studio Assistant desk and at the Message Center, and book directly using the QR code. Be sure to check the schedule, because there are also opportunities to book studio time in the classrooms. Remember, practice makes perfect!  

Summer Teen Wheel 
Registration for summer teen wheel at both Jones Street and GHP Chelsea is now live! Teens ages 13 through 18 can sign up for any of our four two-week sessions. Potters of all experience levels are invited. Seats are $515 and include all materials, tools, and firing fees. The session dates are as follows: 
Jones St. 
Session 1: July 8–18 
Session 2: July 22–August 1  

GHP Chelsea 
Session 1: August 5–15
Session 2: August 19–29  

Firing Trays
Testing a new glaze combo? Unsure whether glazes will run? We encourage students to use a firing try so we don’t risk ruining our kilns shelves. We have a limited supply of firing trays on the shelves below the measuring station. This selection is what we can provide, but if you need a firing tray to fit specific dimensions, it is best to make your own.  

Reclaim Buckets  
The Studio Assistants mix new clay from the goop in our reclaim buckets. Make sure that only unfired brown and white clay scraps or sludge are going in their respective buckets. Please be careful not to put tools, bisqueware, newsprint, colored slips and washes, or other clays in those buckets. This will keep the Assistants safe and the clay consistent! 

Lost and Found
Leave something behind at the studio? Check the lost and found bin under the table at the measuring station. Items are dated, anything left in the lost and found bin for more than a month will be discarded.  

 Communal Tools 
On our note about cleaning last week: items like the extruder, slab roller, and wedging tables are shared amongst students and it is expected that everyone chip in to keep them clean. We’ve noticed lately that the wedging table is often left quite messy, so we ask that students be mindful if they use that area during class or open studio time!   

At 16 Jones Street: 
Casey Whittier Artist Talk 
Mark your calendars to join us next week, Thursday May 16 for an artist talk with Casey Whittier, followed by an opening reception for her NYC solo debut in our Jane Hartsook Gallery. Casey has adapted processes from a variety of craft disciplines to create mixed-media work that straddles weaving and sculpture to explore interdependence and the truths it reveals. Her artist talk will be at 4:00 p.m. and the opening will run from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Tuesday, May 14: Taste of Greenwich Village, 7:009:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 16: Casey Whittier Artist Talk (4:005:00 p.m.) and Opening Reception, (5:007:00 p.m.)
Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27: Pottery Closed for Memorial Day

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Monday, April 29-Sunday, May 12: Glaze grace period for winter term
Monday, May 13: Bisque toss for winter term items

SPRING WEEK 1 – April 29

Welcome!
We are so excited to welcome new and returning students! Students should have received an email including the student guidelines. Each week in class, teachers will read Pottery Notes, which contains important studio information. If you miss hearing them read aloud, please check online or at the message center in the glaze room to stay aware of important deadlines and announcements week-to-week.

For returning students, the next two weeks, April 29-May 12 at 6:00 p.m., are the glaze grace period. This is your opportunity to glaze and complete work from the winter term that is currently on the bisque shelves. Any work that is left on the shelves from the winter term will be tossed on May 13 to make room for new work coming out of the kilns.

Bathroom Code
Bathrooms are located on this floor in the hallway. To enter, press 2 and 4 at the same time and then 3.

Class Drawers
Each class has a set of shelves with a bottom drawer for shared class storage. Be sure to label any tools that you put in the drawers with your first and last name, and be mindful of only storing essentials so that the drawer is equally shared by class members.

Keep Clay in the Studio!
As you move in and out of the studio, try to be mindful of whether you are dusty or tracking clay along with you. We have a mat outside the studio to wipe your feet on before you walk down the hall. Especially when using the bathroom, be sure to get your hands clean first at the sinks in our space, as the bathroom sinks do not have proper clay trapping equipment.


A Clean Studio is a Happy Studio!
We want to acknowledge all the hard work put in by the GHP Chelsea team cleaning over the break. Though things are just getting started, we want to start off the term with high cleaning standards so that we keep the studio spotless and sparkling! Faculty will walk students through cleaning protocols, but cleaning lists can also be found above the sinks for reference. Go that extra mile, clean your space and be sure to tackle a communal space as well! Especially as you start to book studio time and work independently, remember to leave things cleaner than you found them for good clay karma!

Credit Request Shelf
If your piece is damaged by staff, you can request credit or a free re-fire via our new credit request shelf above the hospital shelf. See adjacent instructions and helpful notes. Wren, our Studio Coordinator, reviews requests about once a week.

Studio Sessions Available
We are fortunate here at GHP Chelsea to have a dedicated studio session room with 5 wheel and 5 handbuilding seats. Students can sign up to work in 4-hour blocks of time, mornings, afternoons, or evenings, for $10 per session, and only $5 on Friday nights!  We ask that everyone be mindful of not booking too many sessions in advance or on the same day, and we encourage reviewing our studio session policies for that room.

At 16 Jones Street:
Save the Date! Boyer/Saito Collections Fundraising Sale
Join us on May 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for the unveiling of Gifts from Friends, a sale from the collections of Takako (Toni) Saito and Michael Boyer to support the Pottery’s capital campaign. Many of the available works were collected from renowned artists during their exhibitions or workshops at Greenwich House Pottery over decades, and include work by Posey Bacopoulos, Paulus Berensohn, Fong Chow, Karen Karnes, Warren Mackenzie, and Byron Temple. The sale will continue through May 5, but be sure to join us on May 1 to get first pick!

 

Spring Sidewalk Sale
We will be hosting our annual spring Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our 16 Jones Street location. Shoppers will be invited to browse hundreds of handmade objects made and donated by our very own faculty, students, and staff. Interested in volunteering? It is a great way to meet people! Email pottery@greenwichhouse.org.

 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Wednesday, May 1: Opening reception for the Saito/Boyer Collection Fundraising Sale, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1–Sunday, May 5: Saito/Boyer Collection Fundraising Sale continues until 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 5: Sidewalk Sale, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14: Taste of Greenwich Village, to benefit Greenwich House 

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Monday, April 29: Spring term at GHP Chelsea begins
Monday, April 29-Sunday, May 12: Glaze grace period for winter term
Monday, May 13: Bisque toss for winter term items

WINTER WEEK 9 – April 15

End of Term Business: Final Week!

  • As we come to the final week of the term, we encourage you to wrap up all work in progress. If you are unable to finish a piece before the end of the term and ONLY if you are returning next semester, CLEARLY label it with your NAME and SPRING 2024 with the orange tape provided in the classrooms. Any greenware pieces found unlabeled over break will be reclaimed, no exceptions. Staff will be working hard during the break to prepare the studio for the spring term.  
  • Check your firing log through the self-measuring system and settle any unpaid balances. 
  • Clear anything unwanted from your class shelves, and bring your tools home during the break or they will be donated to the studio.  
  • If you were unable to glaze all of your pieces during this term, you can come in during the first two weeks of the next term to glaze any remaining work. This ‘glaze grace period’ will run April 29May 12.  
  • Keep an eye on your inbox. You will receive a feedback survey next week. Let us know what you loved about the studio, how awesome the teachers and studio assistants are and where we can improve. We value your feedback. 

End of Term Potluck 
A reminder that we are gathering to celebrate our first term at Greenwich House Pottery Chelsea this Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the glaze room. Bring something to share!  

Share the Love
We look forward to seeing you again in the spring and please tell a friend. We still have many open classes in both wheel throwing and handbuilding, from beginning to advanced. 

Keep Glazing!
The bisque shelves are getting so full that it’s harder to find space for work coming out of the kilns. Though it can be hard to decide how to finish a piece, even getting one piece glazed as a way to practice or to test a glaze combination will help make room on our bisque shelves. Never fear, there will be time to finish up work during the ‘glaze grace period’ next term. Once your work has been fired, please take it home or discard any unwanted items in the blue trash bin in the glaze area, intended for heavier items.  

Drum Roll Please…Black Slip Has Arrived!
Our apologies for the delay, we had some issues with material shortages. Look for black slip now in the glaze area.  

Kiln Schedule
You’ll notice we added a kiln schedule to the top right corner of the message center. You can consult the dates for bisque and glaze firings to know when new work will be unloaded. Remember that it can take up to two weeks to get work back from bisque or glaze firing.  

At 16 Jones Street: 
Save the Date! Boyer/Saito Collections Fundraising Sale
Join us on May 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for the unveiling of Gifts from Friends, a sale from the collections of Takako (Toni) Saito and Michael Boyer to support the Pottery’s capital campaign. Many of the available works were collected from renowned artists during their exhibitions or workshops at Greenwich House Pottery over decades, and include work by Posey Bacopoulos, Paulus Berensohn, Fong Chow, Karen Karnes, Warren Mackenzie, and Byron Temple. The sale will continue through May 5, but be sure to join us on May 1 to get first pick! 

Spring Sidewalk Sale 
We will be hosting our annual spring Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our 16 Jones Street location. Shoppers will be invited to browse hundreds of handmade objects made and donated by our very own faculty, students, and staff. Interested in volunteering? It is a great way to meet people! Email pottery@greenwichhouse.org.  

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Wednesday, May 1: Opening reception for the Saito/Boyer Collection Fundraising Sale, 5:00–7:00 p.m. 
Friday, May 1–Sunday, May 5: Saito/Boyer Collection Fundraising Sale continues until 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 5: Sidewalk Sale, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14: Taste of Greenwich Village, to benefit Greenwich House 

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates 
Saturday, April 20: Chelsea Spring Term Ends
Sunday, April 21–Sunday, April 28: Chelsea closed for interterm break 
Monday, April 29–Saturday, June 29: Spring Term at GHP Chelsea