FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2016
J SCHATZ WELCOMES PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE ELORZA FOR A STUDIO TOUR
PROVIDENCE, RI — J Schatz is pleased to welcome Mayor Jorge Elorza for a studio tour on Tuesday, October 4th from 10-11am. The Mayor will be joined by Councilwoman Sabina Matos for a tour of the J Schatz design and production facility in Olneyville, which is a live-work space located at 46 Dike Street in Olneyville.
J Schatz, the internationally recognized design and ceramic production studio, relocated from Los Angeles in January of 2016 and purchased a historic mill building in the Olneyville section of Providence, Rhode Island for their new studio and home. Built in 1880, the building was the former dye house for the Weybosset Mills and is on the national register of historic places. The 5,000 sq. ft, one-and-one-half-story rectangular building has windows on both sides that allow natural light into the building throughout the day. It will be an inspiring workspace for the new studio team.
Olneyville and Providence
Providence has a supportive and close-knit design community that is experiencing a renaissance. Mill buildings throughout Olneyville are being converted into working artists spaces. The Providence Department of Planning and Development created the Dike Street Special Area Plan, where the building is located, to foster development, make public realm improvements, and encourage the adaptive reuse of the area’s endangered historic buildings.
J Schatz is very excited about their new home and the possibilities that exist in Providence. They are grateful to the mayor, Jorge Elorza, as well as Bonnie Nickerson and Barry Sullivan from the Department of Planning and Development who have been on the ground with them from day one making sure that their move proceeded smoothly.
Studio Hours and Location
46 Dike St. Providence, RI 02909
Open M-F from 10am - 6pm and on weekends by appointment
Parking available in the lot next their building
Visitors will be able to see the handcrafted production process and purchase products direct from the studio. All sales are tax free thanks to Rhode Island's "State of the Arts" tax incentive program.
This Is What J Schatz Handmade Is
J Schatz is made in Rhode Island, Wonder-Certified™ & Guaranteed. Working from their studio in Providence, Jim, Peter, and the team take inspired ideas and create ceramic ware that is molded, pierced, scratched, carved, drilled, glazed and fired into beautifully finished products.
View the September 29, 2016 Press Release, May 23, 2016 Press Release, March 15, 2016 Press Release, March 13, 2016 Press Release, January 10, 2016 Press Release, September 29, 2015 Press Release, September 9, 2015 Press Release, August 13, 2015 Press Release, August 11, 2015 Press Release, August 9, 2015 Press Release, February 26, 2015 Press Release, January 28, 2015 Press Release, December 4, 2014 Press Release, October 12, 2014 Press Release, or June 8, 2014 Press Release