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Greenwich House Pottery at the Whitney

FRI, Feb 7, 2020
7–9:30 pm

Floor 3, Hearst Artspace

Join us for a hands-on workshop exploring the ceramic arts with Greenwich House Pottery (GHP). Participants will take inspiration from works on view in Making Knowing: Craft in Art 1950–2019 and learn about different hand-building techniques in order to create their own artworks. All skill levels welcome.

Since its opening in 1909 with support from Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Greenwich House Pottery has been a vital center for the teaching of ceramics. Artists who have worked in the GHP’s classrooms over the years include Peter Voulkos, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Betty Woodman, Ghada Amer, Mary Frank, and Simone Leigh.

This workshop is taught by Adam Welch, director of Greenwich House Pottery, who will also discuss the shared history of the Whitney and GHP. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required ($45 adults; $40 members). Registration fee includes all materials, including firing. Please email for inquiries and information about this course.

The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.



A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.