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Standard Ceramic Expands Technical Department

December 31, 2021

Potters and distributors who call Standard Ceramics are familiar with Julie Hregdovic, who has offered expert help from our Technical Department since 1986.  We are pleased to announce that Lindsey Pauline, who came to Standard in July of 2020, will be joining Technical Director Julie Hregdovic in the Technical Department as our new Technician.  This expansion reflects Standard’s commitment to quality control and customer service and will ensure that all customers and distributors will have a timely and expert response to their queries.

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A Layered Approach: Philip M. Soucy and Brian Peters

September 23, 2021

Two Pittsburgh artists will bring their work to ClayPlace@Standard for “A Layered Approach,” a joint exhibition this coming October.  Philip M. Soucy and Brian Peters share a similar technique of stacking clay coils but have a vastly different approach to the method.  Soucy’s organic works are built by hand; Peters’ precise pieces are created using a 3-D printer.  Each reveals a respect and affection for the material and creates pieces that challenge our ideas about humanity’s history of building and altering its environment.

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Fabio J. Fernández Joins Greenwich House as Pottery Director

Fabio J. Fernández Joins Greenwich House as Pottery Director

July 20, 2021

Greenwich House’s new Director of the Pottery Fabio J. Fernández measures his life against the maxim, “Realize your values in your work.”   This immigrant son of a carpenter and a seamstress brings his desire to do good to an organization that has stood for over 120 years, doing good for countless New Yorkers.  Established in 1902 as part of the “settlement house” movement, Greenwich House served Irish and Italian immigrants, offering social services and education to help them assimilate into American life.  The art education programs grew out of training that provided young people with needed technical skills for employment in trades.  Drawing on Italian culture, programs in woodworking, stone cutting, and technical drawing were some of the first courses offered.  Pottery was introduced in 1909 and by the 1920s was an integral part of Greenwich House’s developing mission: to improve quality of life through creative work.  Fernández stands ready to carry on this tradition, bringing his fifteen years of experience as Curator and Executive Director of Boston’s Society of Arts+Crafts.

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