Greenwich House Pottery

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Greenwich House Pottery
Formation 1909
Type Non-profit organization
  • 16 Jones Street, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°43′54.84″N 74°0′8.46″W / 40.7319000°N 74.0023500°W / 40.7319000; -74.0023500Coordinates: 40°43′54.84″N 74°0′8.46″W / 40.7319000°N 74.0023500°W / 40.7319000; -74.0023500

Greenwich House Pottery is a non-profit pottery studio located in the West Village of New York City.[1]


Potter's Wheel at Greenwich House Pottery

Greenwich House Pottery was founded in New York's Greenwich Village in 1909[1] as a part of the settlement house Greenwich House.[2] Greenwich House provides arts education (including Greenwich House Music School, senior service and behavioral health programs.[3]

Greenwich House Pottery was founded as a place both to teach pottery making skills by molding the clay or on a potter's wheel.[4] It has taught children, from two years of age, since it was founded[4][5] to provide a safe after-school and recreation program.[6]

Notable ceramic artists who have taught at Greenwich House include Stanley Rosen (1956–59), Bernard Leach, Shōji Hamada, Peter Voulkos, and Robert Turner.[citation needed] Israeli ceramist Siona Shimshi studied at Greenwich House.[7]


The pottery studio is located in a Colonial Revival [8] building designed by Delano & Aldrich[2] at 16 Jones Street in Greenwich Village in New York City.[1] It is located within the South Village Historic District, and was registered on February 24, 2014 as a National Register of Historic Places.[9]


Greenwich House Pottery offers classes, including sculpting and firing, of six[1] or twelve weeks in duration. There are day and evening classes for beginners to advanced students throughout the year.[10] It teaches children, starting with toddlers, and adults.[5][11] In addition to classes, it also offers lectures and workshops. It conducts exhibitions and performs outreach to the community.[12]

Within Greenwich House Pottery is the Jane Hartsook Gallery.[13] The Gallery was named in honor of Jane Hartsook, former Pottery Director, for her leadership role in making it "one of the nation's leading ceramic arts studios," according to Alfred University.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d "Greenwich House Pottery". Village Voice. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Proposed Greenwich Village District Extension II" (PDF). Borough of Manhattan, New York City. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Janet Hays (1 October 2002). Retire in New York City - Even If You're Not Rich: New York City Can Be the Retirement Village of Your Dreams, at a Price You Can Afford. Bonus Books, Incorporated. p. 153. ISBN 978-1-56625-175-4. 
  4. ^ a b Helen Beckett (1922). "The Greenwich House Pottery". Social Progress. Howard-Severance Co. p. 425. 
  5. ^ a b Roslyn Siegel (18 January 1988). "Art Smart: Nourishing Creativity in Children and their Parents". New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. p. 49. ISSN 0028-7369. 
  6. ^ Anita Dickhuth (2011). Greenwich Village. Arcadia Publishing. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-7385-7273-4. 
  7. ^ Ruth Dayan; Wilburt Feinberg (June 1974). Crafts of Israel. Macmillan. p. 134. 
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  9. ^ South Village Historic District Registration Form (PDF), National Park Service, February 24, 2014, pp. 42, 115, retrieved October 15, 2014 
  10. ^ "Greenwich House Pottery". Shaw Guides. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ Directories Editor. "Big Apple Parent Winter Showcase 2007". NY Metro Parents Magazine. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Educational Institutions A-K". Ceramics Today. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Saturday, November 22, 2014". Artforum. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Deaths - Alumni - Jane Pollard Hartsook". Alfred University. 2004. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 

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