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thursday | Dec 1 | 1 pm est

Meet Justin Rothshank & Celia Feldberg

Join us to talk with two artists represented in our Shop. Both Celia and Justin use pictorial images on their work, from portraits to pandas! Listen in and ask questions about their process in person or via zoom.

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Thursday | Dec 1 | 6pm - 8pm | IN PERSON OR BY ZOOM

Meet the Residents - Special Time

Learn more about each of the current Resident Artists of The Clay Studio: Adebunmi Gbadebo, Akiko Jackson, Chris Rodgers, Dante Gambardella, Jeanne Blissett Robertson, Jinsik You, Josephine Better Larsen, Kevin Snipes, Liisa Nelson, Minah Kim, Ruth Easterbrook, & Stephanie Kantor. There will be a reception and short Artist talks, followed by a chance to tour their studios. Join us in person or by zoom.

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thursday | dec 15 | 1 pm est

Meet Frankie Reyes & Nuokan Huang

Meet two dynamic members of our Education Team! Frankie is a Claymobile Teacher and Nuokan is our School Manager. Both also have their own art practice. Join us in person or via zoom to hear their stories and ask questions.

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Previous Convos

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thurs | November 10 | 1 pm est

Meet Malene Barnett

Malene Barnett, a multidisciplinary artist and textile designer based in Brooklyn, New York will join us to talk about her work and how she shares her African heritage with a global audience through sculptural ceramic tiles and vessels, mixed media, paintings, and tapestries. Join us in person in the 4th Floor Resource Room or by zoom.

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Thur | November 3 | 1pm EST

Philadelphia Excellence: Marquis, Willever, Raeder

Andrea Marquis, Nate Willever, and Jacob Raeder will join us to discuss their time in the Resident Artist Program and their solo shows up concurrently in the gallery

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thurs | october 20 | 1 pm est

Leroy Johnson

Leroy Johnson (1937-2022) was a mixed-media artist whose work takes the form of painting, collage, and assemblage sculpture. A native of Philadelphia, his work is poetic and reflective of his many experiences in the inner city.

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thurs | september 29 | 1 pm est

Jimmy Clark

Former Director of The Clay Studio, Jimmy Clark will join us to share stories about the history of The Clay Studio. Jimmy curated and organized the landmark 1992 exhibition Eastern European Ceramics at The Clay Studio, launched our Guest Artist Program, and began the Collection, among many other milestones. At this pivotal moment in our history, we celebrate all the amazing people who made this moment possible. Join us to chat, share memories, and wish Jimmy a happy birthday!

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thurs | september 15 | 1pm est

Kukuli Velarde

Kukuli Velarde, one of the three artists in our new building's inaugural exhibition, "Making Place Matter," will join us in the Jill Bonovitz Gallery to talk about her work and what "place" means to her. Join us in person in the gallery or by zoom.

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Thurs | September 1 | 1pm EST

Meet Ibrahim Said

Ibrahim Said, one of the three artists in our new building's inaugural exhibition, "Making Place Matter," will join us in the Jill Bonovitz Gallery to talk about his work and what "place" means to his. Join us in person in the guest artist studio or by zoom.

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Thurs | August 25 | 1pm EST

CRETA Rome

Meet Paolo Porelli and Lori-Ann Touchette of C.R.E.T.A in Rome.

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Thur | July 28 | 1 pm EST

Muralists Kien Nguyen, Emily White, Tash Billington

Meet the three Mural Arts muralists who painted our Roberto Lugo designed mural.

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thurs | july 14 | 1pm est

Meet Eva Masterman

Eva has been working with clay for over 12 years, and her practice revolves around sculpture and collaborative participation. She has just completed the Norma Lipman Fellow in Ceramics at Newcastle University, where her work began exploring intergenerational connections and relationships through embodied clay objects. Her current PhD builds on this idea of clay as an agent in relationship building, by researching the use of clay as a tool for empowerment and identity building in communities.

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thurs | july 7 | 1pm est

Meet Jeanne Quinn

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Jeanne Quinn earned her MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is included in the books The Artful Teapot, by Garth Clark; Postmodern Ceramics, by Mark Del Vecchio; Sex Pots, by Paul Matthieu; and Confrontational Ceramics, by Judith Schwartz. Quinn has also lectured widely, and will be a Guest Artist at The Clay Studio for the month of July.

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thurs | june 30 | 1pm est

Meet Molly Hatch

Molly Hatch, one of the three artists in our new building's inaugural exhibition, "Making Place Matter," will join us in the Jill Bonovitz Gallery to talk about her work and what "place" means to her. Join us in person in the gallery or by zoom.

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thur | june 23 | noon, est

Meet Alex Stadler

Please join us in conversation with Alex Stadler about his upcoming project "Gone and For Ever." The public event this Saturday outside the William Way LGBTQ+ Community Center is the realization of a project Alex has been working on for more than two years. “Gone and For Ever” is a collaborative, artist-made memorial and procession devoted to the unclaimed of the early years of the AIDS crisis. It will be presented in Philadelphia this Saturday, June 25, with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Meet with us in person in our 4th floor Resource Room or on zoom.

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Thur | May 26 | Noon EST

Meet Nitza Walesca

Nitza Walesca talks about her first exhibition at The Clay Studio, "Mi Herencia, Mis Raices" ("My Heritage, My Roots") and shares with us how she first discovered clay at The Clay Studio and went on to become a ceramic artist and teacher.

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Our Viewers Respond

"Thank you for the Zoom meetings. I feel so connected. Today seeing and hearing Lauren Sandler speak was so exciting, and last week I felt part of art history as the PMA Curators and Roberto spoke together. I am sharing these with my students. The Ripple Effect is Happening! So grateful for Thursday Zooms." – Ann HJuuki

"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the Ibrahim Said studio visit, and what a really great interview you did with him. You led things along in such a fluid way, and he seemed very relaxed and open." - Vicky Gold

"What a brilliant and wise conversation. There's been some serious meditative insights arising here, expecially in your discussion about how artists might respond to this moment. This conversation should win an award." - Kel B.

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