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Farnsworth Forum Thursdays: Making It! Greenwich House Pottery and the Story of Community

March 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm EDT

A black and white photo of Fabio Fernandez, a bald gentleman with a beard and mustache wearing black frame glasses smiling directly into the camera. He is wearing a black jacket with an upside down magnet pin in the shape of a U
Fabio Fernandez

With Fabio Fernandez, Executive Director of Greenwich House Pottery, New York; Trustee of Haystack School; former Executive Director of Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston

Join Fabio Fernandez as he traces his routes to working at Greenwich House Pottery, an arts education school founded in 1909 in Greenwich Village, and talks about the engagement with the community of potters and artists who have learned and taught there. Greenwich House had a pottery almost from the beginning when the idea for a school was formed in 1902 and founded by Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch. Important trustees included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney who later started the Whitney Museum. The studio has had many ceramic artists who have taught classes including Simone Leigh, Betty Woodman, and Peter Voulkos.

Fabio Fernandez is an artist, arts advocate, educator and arts administrator. Executive Director of Greenwich House Pottery, he is the former Executive Director at the Society of Arts & Crafts in Boston. He also served as Exhibitions Director at the Society and as Associate Curator at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He serves as a Trustee of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Cost: $15; $5 for Farnsworth members