Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Pottery Class @ Chelsea Ceramic Guild

The Chelsea Ceramic Guild , on 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, is a pottery studio and school for amateur ceramists and potters. Opened in 1989, the non-profit organization offers beginners, intermediate and advanced classes on pottery, glazing and firing, as well as a retail space for supplies and students' art work.

In the photo, the girl in red pants just finished her pottery (a vase) and covered it with a plastic bag (at bottom left corner). She left to wash her hands and later moved the case onto one of the shelves on the right for air drying. I did not stay around long enough to see what happened after that.

13 comments:

Keropok Man said...

are you attending the class or just there to take photos. hehe...

alice said...

I have always wanted to put my hands in the clay, i must find out about a school!

Andreea said...

hm ... reminds me of 'ghost' :)

Dsole said...

yeeeah, I'm with Andreea too ^^
So you didn't try to make a little ceramic piece?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

keropokman & dsole - I was the creepy old man staring at them through the window with a camera. :-)

alice - have thought of doing some pottery too but was told it will take months before you can make something that doesn't look like a 5-year old kid's toy.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

andrea - opps! Didn't mean to forget you in the last post. Yes, when I saw the woman stradling the wheel, I immediately thought of "Ghost" too.

Wilf James said...

Great checking the NYCDP and I thank you for all your great comments on RDP.

I don't manage to get around all the great DP's blogs because we are still in the internet stoneage where we live - no broadband......

Olivier said...

c'est sympathique comme endroit. n'etant pas adroit de mes deux mains, je suis en admiration devant les gens qui arrivent à creer des poteries and co


it is sympathetic nerve like place. not being skilful of my two hands, I am in admiration in front of people who manage to create potteries and Co

pcfranchina said...

Looks fun!

Phil
http://nycblogspot.blogspot.com/

angela said...

Thanks for the look at real life in New York.
Busy class.
Angela

Annie said...

Let's hope it dried just right.

Ceramics can be great fun as well as great disappointment, precisely because so much of what one does looks a mess!

Strujac Alexandru said...

I know Blood and Chocolate it`s a good movie....and the virus it`s Viroza ( i don`t know how to say in english :D)

susan said...

It's like playing in the mud for grown ups!