In House

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is excited to announce an exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of Greenwich House Pottery faculty and staff.

Andrew Cornell Robinson’s Blue Pleadies, 2022, Slip and glazed hand built stoneware, 22.5 x 10 x 10 inches

Featuring a large vessel from a series of works created by Andrew Cornell Robinson that he made using raw clays harvested from a river bed in Haiti, and created as part of a series of ritual vessels made under the guidance of a Yoruba priest, to honor Olokun the orisha spirit in the Yoruba religion. Olokun is revered as the ruler of all bodies of water. Olokun is highly praised for their ability to give great wealth, health, and prosperity to their followers. Communities in both West Africa and the African diaspora view Olokun variously as female, male, or androgynous.1

This exhibition brings together a group of artists, each approaching the ceramic medium with their own unique backgrounds and perspectives. Featuring works by established educators, designers, and working artists, the show promises to be a dynamic and engaging exploration of contemporary ceramics. The participating faculty and staff have impressive backgrounds, including involvement in public works projects and residencies at renowned institutions. They hail from esteemed alma maters such as Alfred University, the Maryland Institute of Art, and more. These artists have also exhibited their work in prestigious institutions both in the United States and abroad, making this exhibition a remarkable showcase of their collective talent.

Exhibition Details:

Jane Hartsook Gallery
16 Jones Street
New York, NY 10014

September 16 – October 13, 2023
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

  1. Harvey, Marcus (2015). “Engaging the Orisa: An Exploration of the Yoruba Concepts of Ibeji and Olokun as Theoretical Principles in Black Theology”. Black Theology6 (1): 61–82. doi:10.1558/blth2008v6i1.61ISSN 1476-9948S2CID 144995131.