Pottery Notes – Jones Street

WINTER WEEK 8 – February 26

Studio Hours
Please note that the studio opens at 9:30 a.m. every day. We ask that students not enter the building or ring the doorbell before then, as our staff are preparing the building for the day.

Choose the Correct Reclaim
Take care to put your reclaim in the correct bucket to avoid cross-contaminating the clay bodies!

Unstamped Glazed Work
If your glaze firing slip does not have a stamp on it or if you only paid for a bisque firing, you must have your work remeasured. Please put the glazed piece and the firing slip on one of the measuring shelves rather than on the glaze shelf.

Happenings
Artist Talk: Daniel Barragan
Join us on Wednesday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. for an artist talk with GHP resident artist Daniel Barragán, a Texas-born, NYC-based artist who works mostly in painting and sculpture. Through his artwork, Barragán seeks to disrupt the new American landscape, explore the shape of time, and ask questions about cultural representation, ownership, assimilation, and sexual identity, with a focus on the American Southwest. The talk is free and open to the public.

Opening Reception: Natalia Arbelaez
Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 7 to join us for an artist talk by Natalia Arbelaez followed by the opening reception for her solo debut, La Encañado, in our Jane Hartsook Gallery. The talk is at 4:00 p.m., and the opening will be 5:00 7:00 p.m. Both are free and open to the public!

 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Wednesday, February 28: Daniel Barragán Artist Talk, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4: Jones St. 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 7 – February 19

Glaze, Glaze, Glaze!
The longer your work sits on your class shelf or the glaze pick-up shelves, the greater the risk of damage. Space on classroom shelves is limited; so glaze pieces as you go. Also please take glazed work home after you’ve retrieved it from the hallway shelves.

Greenware is fragile
Please do not handle work on shelves that is not yours and do not remove people’s work to use bats and ware boards.

Unlabeled Bisque
If you cannot find your work, check the unlabeled bisque shelf. If it is there be sure to relocate it to your class shelf.

GHP Chelsea
Classes begin this week and there are still spaces available in wheel and handbuilding classes. At the Annex we offer morning, afternoon and evening classes—please tell a friend and you’ll be helping us get closer to full enrollment.

Spring 2024 classes @ Jones Street
The spring schedule for classes at 16 Jones is now available online and in the office! You can also find it posted around the studio. Registration opens on Monday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m. To be considered for need-based financial aid please submit applications by Friday, February 23 at noon. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Alice Mackler Memorial
Come celebrate Alice’s life at the Greenwich House Music School on Sunday February 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited please RSVP in the office or online.

Off-Site Summer Clay Programs
As you further your education in ceramics there are a number of interesting options this summer! Former and current GHP faculty are teaching workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Anderson Ranch in Colorado, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and others. There are also making and touring options at La Meridiana in Tuscany and Gerocarne in Calabria. Check out our community board near the staircase for more information.

Happenings

Jinsik Yoo Workshop
You’ve seen his exhibition, now is your opportunity to register for Jinsik Yoo’s workshop on Sunday, February 25. In this demo-only workshop, participants can expect a presentation of Yoo’s slab building process from collage to design to building. There are only a few seats left, so grab your spot now!

Artist Talk: Daniel Barragán
Join us on Wednesday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. for an artist talk with GHP resident artist Daniel Barragán, a Texas-born, NYC-based artist who works mostly in painting and sculpture. Through his artwork, Barragán seeks to disrupt the new American landscape, explore the shape of time, and ask questions about cultural representation, ownership, assimilation, and sexual identity, with a focus on the American Southwest. The talk is free and open to the public.

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 Music School, 4:00 p.m. – 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.

WINTER WEEK 6 – February 9

Chelsea Annex
Thanks to those that came to our Made in Clay event last Saturday! Many asked if they can enroll in classes at the Annex, the answer is YES! Spots are available in wheel throwing and handbuilding at various levels of proficiency. The term starts Monday, February 19 and runs for nine weeks. Spread the word and help us reach full enrollment!

Welcome Gabby and Bowman!
Students may recognize our two new additions to the tech team, Gabby (she/her) and Bowman (they/them), who are both alumni of our internship program. Please say hello when you see them around!

Yield to Faculty Demos
If you’re planning to glaze, consult the glazing calendar online or in the glaze room before setting up. If a faculty member has the room booked, you must ask them for permission to glaze as they have the room reserved for their students.

Student Notes
It is best practice to refrain from handling other student’s work on the glaze shelves to prevent potentially damaging work that isn’t yours. If you accidentally break a fellow student’s piece, please do the right thing and leave them a note. If staff damages a piece, they will always leave it on the hospital shelf with a note.

No Bisqueware in Reclaim Please!
When your clay is too dry to be workable, or if you have greenware that needs to be recycled, please deposit it in the proper reclaim bucket. Bisqueware that you want to toss should go right in the dumpster!

Happenings
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 in at the liaison office!

Off-Site Summer Clay Programs
As you further your education in ceramics there are a number of interesting options this summer! Former and current GHP faculty are teaching workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Anderson Ranch in Colorado, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and others. There are also making and touring options at La Meridiana in Tuscany and Gerocarne in Calabria. Check out our community board near the staircase for more information.

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.

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Monday, February 19: Classes begin at GHP Chelsea

 

WINTER WEEK 5 – February 5

Pottery Annex Opening Soon!
Know someone interested in joining the GHP community? Registration is open for classes at our new studio in Chelsea. We have spots available in mixed-level wheel, intermediate/advanced wheel, and handbuilding classes of all levels. The term starts Monday, February 19 and runs for 9 weeks. Spread the word and help us reach full enrollment!

Shelf Space
Class shelves are for communal student use, not meant for storing personal belongings, materials, or tools. We cannot accommodate individual student requests for additional space. To avoid crowding, please move your projects through the firing system as soon as they’re bone dry or bisque. Like Manhattan real estate, classroom shelf space is limited!

Building Hours
As a reminder, GHP’s hours are. Mondays: 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Tuesdays–Fridays: 9:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays: 9:30 p.m. –5:30 p.m. Take care to clean up early enough to ensure an on-time exit for our staff. We do not allow students in the building on Mondays before 6:00 p.m. as we have our afterschool program in the building.

Class Time and Studio Sessions
Note that students in morning handbuilding and wheel classes must exit their classrooms by 1:30 p.m. to make way for the afternoon studio session unless they have signed up for the afternoon. Students are required to register for studio time in advance. Check your confirmation emails to make sure you’re signed up for the correct day, time, and classroom!

Clay, No Paper
Do not bring your work to be fired with paper or any other materials still on or in your piece. All paper must be removed prior to measuring. If you leave the paper in, a liaison or tech will reject your work and move it to the hospital shelf.

Lost and Found
We have a lost and found where Items like sweaters, tools, and water bottles are kept. It is located in the basement on top of the first bank of lockers. Valuables like electronics, jewelry, etc. that are turned in will be in the liaison office, so please see a staff member for assistance if you’re missing items of that nature.

Top off your Firing Log!
If you know you plan to fire plenty of work during the term, please top off your firing log online or in the liaison office. Having funds on your log helps us move your work through the process faster, and saves you from getting pesky invoice emails from us! You can always have a liaison see how much money is on your firing log before purchasing firing credit.

Rest in Peace Alice
A beloved community member since 1999, Alice Mackler passed away last weekend. We are planning a memorial celebration for her at the Music School on Sunday February 25, more information to follow. To learn a bit more about Alice, see the NY Times obituary that ran this past Friday.

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
January 12 – February 23: Jinsik Yoo, Procession in the Jane Hartsook Gallery

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Saturday, February 10: Made in Clay/Open-House
Monday, February 19: Classes begin at GHP

WINTER WEEK 4 – January 29

GHP Chelsea Registration
Know someone interested in joining the GHP community? Registration is open for the first term of classes at our new studio at 80 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea. We have spots available in mixed-level wheel, intermediate/advanced wheel, and handbuilding classes of all levels. The term starts Monday, February 19 and runs for 9-weeks.

Fall Glaze Toss
If you fired work with us over the fall, please take your glazed work home ahead of February 4 pick-up deadline! Anything remaining from the fall indicated with a 1/04 sticker (excluding pieces glazed during the grace period) will be donated or discarded after 5:30 p.m. on February 4, no exceptions!

Studio Sessions
Students interested in working in the studio outside of their class time must register for a studio session in advance. You can view the session calendar online via the Current Students page of our website, or by scanning the QR code on the schedule in the classrooms. Remember, ‘perfect practice makes perfect!’

Storage of Works in Progress
Please do not leave works in progress on any community tables or countertops. All work left on these surfaces will be removed by the studio tech team.

Spray Booth Mindfulness
Please remember that the spray booth is a community resource, and only use as much time as you need! If you’re done with your appointment ahead of schedule, let the liaison office know so we can make the booth available to others.

Classroom Containers
Please do not bring in yogurt or other plastic containers to the studio. We have small containers for slip in each classroom.

Drop-Off Shelves in the Glaze Room
Make sure that your work is ending up on the correct shelf! Cone 04, 6, and 10 shelves are along the windows for glazed work, but anything that needs to be measured or is re-glazed should be placed at the measuring station.

‘Tis the Season… for Respiratory Illness
Please, if you are feeling sick or have cold symptoms, stay home! Do your part to keep everyone in our community healthy. Masking is encouraged at the Pottery, not only to fight the spread of germs but to prevent the inhalation of clay dust—it’s a win-win! Free masks are available by the front door or in the liaison office.

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Monday, February 5: Fall Glaze Toss
January 12 – February 23: Jinsik Yoo, Procession in the Jane Hartsook Gallery

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Saturday, February 10: Made in Clay/Open-House
Monday, February 19: Classes begin at GHP Chelsea (Woohoo!)

WINTER WEEK 3 – January 22

GHP Chelsea Registration is Open!
Do you know someone who is interested in starting out in clay, or ready to make a return to the medium? Registration for our brand-new studio at 80 Eighth Avenue is now open. We have seats available in handbuilding and wheel throwing classes at various levels. Please help us spread the word.

Proper Clay Care
The reclaim buckets are for clay that is WAY too dry to be workable. Clay that is too wet or a little dry should be wedged and placed back in the big bins–with the wet towel over it–where it will homogenize with the rest of the clay supply.

Studio Cleanliness
An important part of working in clay is your own health and safety! Clean as you go, and be sure to wipe down surfaces and tools with a wet sponge when you’re done working. Please do your part in minimizing dust and generally cleaning off community tools and surfaces.

Grinding Shelf
When leaving work on the grinding shelf, please leave a note indicating what you would like to be done. Techs cannot remove firing trays or stilts; you will have to separate your piece from these before placing it on the grinding shelf. Grinding usually happens once per week, pieces are then returned to the finished work shelves.

More February Samplers
We have added two more dates for our popular Wheel Sunday Samplers, which are one-off opportunities for people to experience wheel throwing at Greenwich House. We’re offering these additional Samplers on February 18 and 25. Seats are $95 each. Tell your friends, or consider gifting one to a friend (or Valentine!)

In the Gallery
Don’t Miss Procession
Make sure to stop by the gallery to see Jinsik Yoo’s first solo exhibition, Procession, up through February 23. Yoo uses striking figurative ceramic works to consider how border crossings—across forms, cultural conventions, and space—are essential to existence and to art making.

 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Monday, January 22: Fall Bisque Toss
Monday, February 5: Fall Glaze Toss
January 12 – February 23: Jinsik Yoo, Procession in the Jane Hartsook Gallery

 

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Saturday, February 10: Made in Clay/Open-House
Monday, February 19: Classes begin at GHP Chelsea

 

WINTER WEEK 2 – January 15

Welcome to Sasha
Please give a warm welcome to Sasha Milanes, who is the new addition to the Liaison team after having been a GHP student for a few years. Say hi to her if you stop by the office!

Clay is Love
Have friends noticed your passion for ceramics and expressed an interest in taking classes? Registration for our annex in Chelsea opened this Monday, please spread the word and share the love!

Door Code
The front door code is 5-3-1 (think: bottom, middle, top). Use this code to enter during any of our business hours. Please note that it will not work outside of our open hours.

Class Shelf Space
Please be considerate of your class shelf and only store works in progress there. Tools and personal items should be stored in lockers or taken home. Space is at a premium, so be a good classmate and share the space!

Class Chips
As you begin making work and dropping it off at the measuring station, be sure that your pieces are accompanied by a class chip. Class chips should not be included with pieces on the glaze shelves or they will stick! You can find class chips as you walk down the main hallway to the left just, before the wall of cone 10 glazes.

Severe Weather Policy Reminder
As a reminder, GHP follows the NYC public school system’s lead for emergency weather closures. If we anticipate extreme weather, please consult 311 for school closures. If we need to close due to inclement weather, we will announce the closure via email and Instagram, staff will be in touch regarding any missed classes or studio sessions.

Plaster Shortage
Attention Slipcasters: there is currently a national plaster shortage! Please be mindful of this and your fellow moldmakers while making your work.

Support Patisserie Claude!
Our dear neighbor Patisserie Claude at 187 West 4th recently had their gas shut off for a couple of weeks, and consequently lost a lot of business. Please give them your patronage; they are a beloved neighborhood institution.

 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Sunday, January 21: Glazing Grace Period Deadline
Monday, January 22: Fall Bisque Toss
January 12 – February 23: Jinsik Yoo, Procession in the Jane Hartsook Gallery

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Monday, January 15: Registration Opens
Saturday, February 10: Made in Clay/Ribbon Cutting
Monday, February 19: Classes begin at GHP Chelsea

WINTER WEEK 1 – January 8

Welcome!
We hope that you had a happy and safe break and we are excited to have everyone back! Whether you are a new or returning student, we ask that you carefully read the student one-sheet for studio information and policies. Each week in class, teachers will read Pottery Notes, which contain all the studio updates you should know. If you miss hearing them read aloud, please check online or on the bulletin boards weekly to make sure you are aware of important announcements and deadlines.

Sidewalk Sale Update
Thanks to all who donated pieces and/or volunteered for our holiday sale. Together we raised $7,762 for general operations for the Pottery. The next Sidewalk Sale will be in the Spring, but mark your calendars for our upcoming Made in Clay event featuring booths by GHP community members. The event will take place at our brand-new space at 80 Eighth Avenue on February 10, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Housekeeping
For students that left work in progress behind over the break, please wipe down your class shelf after bringing these items down to the measuring station.

Studio Sessions
Want to work outside of your class time? You can book studio sessions, which are 4-hour appointments in your respective classroom. Studio sessions cost $10 per booking, and the session calendar and registration instructions are posted in each classroom. You can book your session by visiting the Current Students section of our website and selecting Register for Studio Sessions.

In an attempt to make Studio Sessions more accessible to our community, Friday evening studio session reservations are $5. Pre-registration is required.

Firing Logs and Measuring Updates
All students must pay for both bisque and glaze firings at once. Requests for single firing slips must be approved by the liaison office or tech team. If you choose not to use your second firing slip, a liaison can assist you in refunding the second firing to your log. We highly recommend that you add funds to your firing log prior to dropping your work off for firing. You can add firing credit by visiting our online store or stopping by the liaison office.

Fall Term Firing Slips and Glazing Grace Period
Looking for your glaze firing slips from last term? They will be located on top of the water cooler in the entry hallway. Each class envelope’s contents are sorted alphabetically by last name, so help us out by keeping them in order!

Please note that fall students have until Sunday, January 21 at 5:30 p.m. to glaze work from the fall semester. Bisqued pieces left unglazed and unlabeled will be tossed on Monday, January 22; no exceptions!

Happenings
GHP Chelsea Registration
Registration for 9-week classes at our brand new Chelsea space opens Monday, January 15 at 12:00 p.m.! We are thrilled to be welcoming many returning faculty as well as several new faces to our team. You can browse the schedule online today.

Jinsik Yoo Artist Talk and Opening Reception
Join us for an artist talk and opening reception on Thursday, January 11 to celebrate Jinsik Yoo’s NYC solo debut! In this exhibition, Jinsik uses figurative abstraction to question cultural boundaries, examining the border between myth and reality, the state and its people, and the body and its past or future. Drawing from Korean myths as well as his own experiences, Jinsik asks how boundaries are drawn and what it costs to maintain them. He will give an artist talk at 5:00 p.m., and an opening reception will follow from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

New Artist in Residence: Daniel Barragán
Please help us welcome Daniel Barragán as our winter artist in residence. During his January 8 – March 22 residency, Daniel will develop a project that uses southwestern pottery and imagery drawn from punk, rock, and metal music to turn a critical eye towards the U.S./Mexico border. Be sure to stop by the residency space to see what he is working on.

 

GHP Jones Street At-a-Glance Dates
Monday, January 8: Winter term starts at GHP Jones
Thursday, January 11: Artist talk (5:00 p.m.) and opening reception (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) Jinsik Yoo
Sunday, January 21: Glazing Grace Period Deadline
Monday, January 22: Fall Bisque Toss

GHP Chelsea At-a-Glance Dates
Monday, January 8: Financial Aid Applications Due
Monday, January 15: Registration Opens
Saturday, February 10: Made in Clay
Monday, February 19: Classes begin at GHP Chelsea