Greenwich Village

The main purpose of my trip to NYC was to attend a workshop at the ceramics institution that is Greenwich House Pottery. Not only did it not disappoint, it was probably one of the best workshops I have ever taken. And I take A LOT of workshops!

Our teacher, the amazing ceramic artist Munemitsu Taguchi, was top notch. Here he is throwing:

And trimming:

I went back to my studio today to put in practice all that I learnt. Not only was I faster at making vessels, I centred them almost immediately and somehow enjoyed the process more! Here’s a picture of the final 6 that I made at the workshop and are being bisqued:

The location of Greenwhich House Pottery was perfect for some neighbourhood exploration. Like the fantastic wine shop, Winesby, across the road:

Beautiful tree-lined streets with gorgeous townhouses:

And stunning apartment blocks:

NOTE: All photos by Araceli Robledo

5 thoughts on “Greenwich Village

  1. ¡Cómo mola! No sólo el barrio, uno de mis favoritos de NY (aunque sólo lo “olí” una vez), sino todo lo demás! Tus poterries (se escribe así??) estupendos, platos, cuencos y taza. Qué gusto una sobredosis de creatividad de vez en cuando, sobre todo si después te tomas un vinito para celebrarlo… Saludos desde la (todavía fría y) lejana Alemania.

      • Los sobredosis de creatividad son francamente lo mejor. A veces pienso que deberá hacer la gente que no es creativa… aparte de ver cantidades indecentes de televisión! Mis “pots” 😉 aun están en NYC… no se si podré ir a recogerlos o no, pero al menos ya se como replicarlos 🙂
        Besos desde una muy calurosa y humeda Canada xxx

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