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Season Four

Clay & Conversations

Formerly known as "Lunch & Learn," Clay & Convo continues our popular series of informal conversations with ceramic artists, curators, scholars, and friends — now held in person at our fourth floor Conference Room and via Zoom. Meet with clay people wherever you are!

Next Up

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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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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 | 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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Previous Convos

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thur | june 23 | noon, est

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

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.

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.