Ghost Ranch Ceramic Arts
The Story of the Flood
On July 8th, 2015 a flash flood swept through the Yeso Creek arroyo at Ghost Ranch and carried away 4 art teaching studios, including Pot Hollow, the ceramic art educational studio. Also lost or damaged were the metal working studio, glass studio, and weaving studio. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the rest of the Ranch including dining hall, housing, meeting rooms and museums did not suffer damage. The Ranch has promised to rebuild the art studios in a different location.
Many of the members of the NMPCA and the wider ceramic community have had a long association with Pot Hollow. The NMPCA has held annual workshops at the Ranch for 40 years. Once or twice a year volunteer weekends allow NMPCA members and friends to maintain the studio equipment and supplies. A 2008 Armstrong Grant from the NMPCA added a cement flooring in the outdoor workspace. Kilns, furniture, fans, wheels, tools, supplies and much more have been donated to the studio.
Some materials have been salvaged and more materials and equipment donated or bought by the Ranch. Ceramic workshops are being held in temporary quarters since the flood.
Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us to take advantage of a matching challenge from an NMPCA member who donated $500 to match 10 donations of a minimum of $50. We met and exceeded that challenge. Now, we are working toward our goal of $10,000 for this campaign.
How You Can Help
NMPCA members, family, friends, Ghost Ranch lovers and people interested in furthering the tradition of ceramic education in the beautiful environment of Northern New Mexico are making cash, time, expertise, and materials contributions to the effort to rebuild a ceramic art studio at Ghost Ranch.
You can help by making a monetary contribution of any amount, which will enable us to help the Ranch build a new studio. The NMPCA will use the money to purchase or upgrade studio equipment or supplies. NMPCA has 501c3 status, so your contribution is fully tax deductible.
You can also make a donation directly to Ghost Ranch at www.ghostranch.org. You may designate your contribution to be used specifically for the ceramic arts education facility.
You can tell us about your best memories and favorite experience at Ghost Ranch by making a post in the "Pot Hollow Memories" forum below.
Pictures Before the Flood
Pictures After the Flood
Memories of Ghost Ranch: Before the Flood
We invite you to share your memories of Ghost Ranch's Pot Hollow Ceramic Studio
Map of Ghost Ranch