Pottery Notes – Chelsea

WINTER WEEK 2 – February 26

Self-Measuring System and Drop-off Shelves
When you have work that is ready to be fired, you will use our new self-measuring system. You can access your measuring account through the iPad at the measuring system or on your phone. There are detailed instructions at the measuring station, but Studio Assistants are available to help you set up an account and begin to measure work. We will eventually have a receipt printer to print a firing slip for your measured work, but for the time being we have firing slips that you will fill out (one for each firing) and include with your piece as an indication that you have measured and paid for your piece(s). Work can then be placed on the appropriate bisque or cone 6 drop-off shelves.

Clean Hands Outside the Studio
If you exit the studio, please make sure that you leave with clean hands. We want to mitigate clay on the hallway walls and bathroom handles, as these are spaces shared by our neighbors. Our sinks are equipped with proper traps to prevent clay from entering the plumbing.

Reclaim Buckets
Students should be putting only really wet clay slurry or bone-dry clay bits in the reclaim bins. Not sure whether your clay is still useable? You can always ask your instructor or a Studio Assistant! Be sure to check for tools before you dump anything into the reclaim bins.

Class Hours
A reminder that the studio hours are broken up into 4-hour blocks:
Mondays 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00-2:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-2:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Morning classes meet from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; when instruction ends, students can remain in the studio for an additional hour. Afternoon classes meet 2:30-5:30 p.m. and evening classes meet 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Afternoon and evening classes can come a half-hour before instruction starts, and remain for a half hour after their teachers leave. Everyone must be out of the studio by closing time.

A Note for Our Evening Students
Please put up your seat at the end of the evening. Please place your stool on your wheel or table. To avoid trapping moisture in the seat, place the stools cushions up! Wheel throwers, please make sure your wheel is turned off!

Afterhours Entry
When you enter and exit the main door on 14th Street in the evenings or on the weekend, use the door furthest left when you enter, furthest right when you exit! The other doors are locked as a safety precaution during these off hours.

Expand Your Clay Community

Take advantage of the resources open to you at our 16 Jones St. location. Stop by for our upcoming artist talks with Artist-in-Residence Daniel Barragán, or exhibiting artist Natalia Arabelaez. And join us in the gallery for the March 7 opening reception!

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Wednesday, February 28: Daniel Barragán Artist Talk, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4: Registration Opens, 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 7: Natalia Arbelaez Artist Talk 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Opening Reception 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23: Winter Term at 16 Jones Ends


WINTER WEEK 1 – February 19

We are so excited to welcome new and returning students to our new Annex space, GHP Chelsea! 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.

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!
Since we are in a shared building, we want to be conscientious of cleanliness to keep our neighbors happy! As you move in and out of the studio, try to be mindful of whether you are dusty or tracking clay along with you. 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.

We have introduced a new self-measuring system which will be a change for students familiar with the measuring system at 16 Jones St. Students will be able to measure pieces themselves and enter them on the iPad which is set up at the measuring station in the glaze room, a printed receipt will serve as your firing slip. Instructions at the table will guide students in learning this new procedure for firing work, and the Studio Assistants can help answer questions.

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.

Jinsik Yoo Workshop
Interested in the methods Jinsik Yoo used to create the work in the current exhibition? He’ll be teaching a demo-only workshop on Sunday, February 25. For more information and to register, stop by the Studio Assistant desk.


GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates

January 12 – February 23: Jinsik Yoo, Procession, in the Jane Hartsook Gallery
Friday, February 23: Spring 2024 financial aid applications due
Sunday, February 25: Jinsik Yoo workshop, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 25: Alice Mackler memorial celebration at Greenwich House Music School, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28: Daniel Barragán artist talk, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4: Registration opens, 12:00 p.m.