We want to thank the entire Clay Studio community who made Mud Ball 2020 a huge success! It was our first ever virtual fundraiser, and we were nervous, but you showed up — live and ready to roll — on Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to cheer us on. Because of the generosity of our dedicated community and our committed Board, we raised $95,000! Your support keeps us going all year long so that artists, students, teachers, and schoolchildren can discover and deepen their love for clay. Really, there's no other organization in the world like The Clay Studio, and it's absolutely because of people like YOU, who believe in us and love us and are always there for us! A huge thank you to our Staff and Board for being the backbone of Mud Ball success! See you at Mud Ball 2021, next time in person in our brand new building!view the recorded event
In 2021, our new facility in the vibrant South Kensington neighborhood will propel us forward — a complete, comprehensive ceramics center expanding our role as art educators and securing our place as a leader in the field of ceramics. This is a defining moment, when our shared creativity becomes an even greater force for good. Together, we’ll make this vision a reality. Your support is especially critical — make a donation today!learn more and make a gift
One person pedals, the other throws a pot! There's no electricity involved: Pottery Unplugged is a program that runs on a people-powered pottery bike, affectionately called BIKELANGELO, to bring art-making directly to the public. This is a dream come true for us. Now we can pedal around Philly neighborhoods and invite anyone to try the potter's wheel.how it works
Our shop features one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t find anywhere else, handmade by over 100 artists. With a choice of pottery, tableware, décor, jewelry, and works of art in every color and every price point, you're sure to find the perfect gift, and you'll be happy to know that your purchase directly supports artists and the operations of the The Clay Studio.shop now
Meet our artists
Across the stages of migration, I have confronted levels of emotional and social complexities. The farther I am from my roots, the more I want to strengthen my connection to India. Through a process of observation and reflection on every day, grows the desire to house a cultural identity within my work. My work is an assemblage where past, present, and future layer atop history and memories.
My work is based in the combination of narrative imagery on hand built ceramic forms. But primarily I think of myself as a storyteller. The stories I tell are open-ended investigations of difference and otherness. They are ways in which I can explore the underlying emotional and psychological issues of discrimination. I am interested in what happens when people who are different come together.
I make pottery as an active participant in the coming together of people, sharing, and the enjoyment of food. Eating a beautifully prepared meal creates a celebration. I make pieces of service and I make interaction. I build my pottery using a range of techniques from the coil and slab to the wheel, responding to the mark of my hand in each. Form and surface are tightly intertwined, one setting up the other.
Stay up to date on all things Clay Studio with announcements, invitations and news delivered straight to your inbox.