There’s nothing like booking a holiday to have something to look forward to. Particularly when it’s the combination of 2 of my favourite things: (1) a trip to NYC (2) a creative workshop of some sort. So in July I’ll spend a few days in NYC doing a workshop at Greenwich House Pottery.
Established over 100 years ago in the heart of Greenwich Village, Greenwich House Pottery played an essential part in the Arts and Crafts movement in America. Trained ceramists emerging from the Pottery’s classes formed the Greenwich House Potters and Sculptors, whose pieces were collected by reputable museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The following three YouTube videos form the 30 minute episode of “Let’s Take a Trip”, a CBS Broadcast made in 1958 at Greenwich House Pottery. It’s a lovely show and very nostalgic – so nostalgic one of the little boys is making an ashtray for his mum!
The 3-day workshop I’ll be taking is on handmade dinnerware in contemporary life – sounds SUPER sexy to me! And our teacher will be the awesome ceramist Munemitsu Taguchi. See below his beautiful porcelain pots: