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Our New Building: a video tour

Learn about our new home in South Kensington by hearing the story of how it was conceived and built, and watch the results of the building in action as artists, students, teachers, and the community come together here, inspired by clay.

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Inaugural Exhibition at 1425 N American St

Making Place Matter

Featuring artwork by Kukuli Velarde, Molly Hatch & Ibrahim Said, Making Place Matter is an ambitious exhibition, symposium, and publication that inaugurates The Clay Studio’s newly built home which opened on April 8, 2022, in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Together with our community MPM Council, we begin this new chapter in our own history, and the idea of ‘place’ takes on critical importance. Building a resonant conversation between clay artists and the community in our new gallery, Making Place Matter is organized around the complex meanings of place in our contemporary social conversation.

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Working Inclusively

Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion

The Clay Studio believes that access to artistic expression through ceramics should be available to all regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. When in alignment with our mission, we empower marginalized groups to take part in our programming and join our staff and board. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) Committee.

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in our shop

Shop Handmade

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.

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