Hey leah, I was wundrin what studio space you use for printing and ceramics qnd yr plastic stuff etc? Im new to ny and hoping to get back into shit on a budget soon.
hay hay —-
ok so for ceramics —- i think i’ve mentioned previously that i live in a public housing cooperative in chelsea. well, believe it or not, the coop actually has a ceramics studio in it, called penn south ceramics (it’s on 9th ave and 26th st in manhattan). residents of the coop get to take a ten week class + studio time on weekend for something like $150, but the studio is open to non-residents too, just a little more expensive. alternatively you can just become a member for 6 months, but you might have to take a class first before doing that. i think relatively speaking though, the studio membership/class fee is pretty cheap. email justin at pennsouthceramics (at) gmail.com for info though!!! he is real nice and helpful.
the plastic stuff i just did in my room, using a desk clamp and a jewelry saw and some sheet plastic i bought at canal plastics center.
screenprinting i used to do at the bushwick printlab (which is actually in ridgewood, 1717 troutman st). the guy who runs it, ray, is real awesome and helpful. i think the rates are reasonable, and they’re even more reasonable if you’re not a pain in the ass for him (i.e., you know what you’re doing and can clean up after yourself). you can email him at raybcross (at) gmail.com to ask about working there and rates and such. cory and i recently started setting up our own screenprinting studio in my grandma’s garage on long island tho, which we hope to start using in a month or so.
hope this info was helpful!
ps congrats on your new nyc residence! we should hang out or something :)