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Last night’s Greenwich House Pottery’s centennial event was a refreshing reminder of what contemporary ceramics can be. Andy Brayman and Ayumi Horie’s “Who Lives in Greenwich Village” superimposes native species of plants and animals over mapped ceramic blocks of the city, information derived from the “Mannahatta Project.” The platters, mugs, and city blocks all have luster decals over cobalt blue map details. The artists want to see the map tiles kept together and installed in the lobby of 27 Barrow Street, and are accepting sponsors (contact Sarah Archer) to help make it happen. See more photos in my Flickr set.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).