Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Ceramic Studio, Level 1

Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Ceramic Studio, View from Stairs

Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Ceramic Studio, Level 2

Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Ceramic Studio, Level 2

CERAMIC STUDIO

2015

When you enter the ceramic studio from the lower level you first encounter the potter’s blue wheel stations surrounded by orange-red lockers for storage. The floor of the space is a grey toned linoleum floor researched to be the best suitable and durable flooring for a ceramic studio, due to how constantly wet the floors can get and how easily it can get cleaned. When you look up onto the ceiling you will find unexpected paralleled recessed tube lighting zig zagging north to south of the studio emulating the city’s busy city traffic at night.  As you move forward deeper into the room you see a bright orange red stairwell with a resin reflective surface serving as its guardrail pressed onto the corner against the stark white walls, and right before this you actually encounter another bright unexpected wall mural as well, adding a beautiful contrast to the existing materials of the space. All three elements, from the ceiling lights to the bright mural against the white walls as well as this bright almost focal point of a stairwell serve as a break to the simple textures and colors found within the space, also thought of as syncopated elements. 

Moving up to the second level of the studio you have a continuation of the work stations other main elements are repeated, the white walls accented by the bright stairwell, a bright mural wall, grey linoleum floors, recessed tube lighting, but what really catches your is the chandelier above the workstations, a new introduction to the space. It is a series of desk lamps brought together to form a chandelier, Dear Indigo by Ron Gilad from the Moooi Collection. A play with the idea of desk lamps for workstations, this chandelier was the perfect accent lighting for the space.

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