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September 29 | 11am - 3pm at 1425 N. American Street

4th Annual Clay Fest 2018

Celebrate clay and community with a fun day of muddy festivities near our soon-to-be new home in South Kensington! Join us for hands-on activities for all ages, wheel throwing, a group sculpture extravaganza, artist demonstrations, an ice cream social, t-shirt making & more! LOCATION: 1425 N. American St, Phila 19122 across from the Crane Arts Building. Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive.

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CLAY FEST 2018

Schedule of Events

11 AM - 3PM: Group Sculpting
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Help turn 1,000 pounds of clay into a playful, collaborative work of art inspired by the South Kensington neighborhood and your hopes for the future of our city.

11 AM - 3PM: Artist Demos
See our Resident, Local, and Teaching Artists in action as they do demonstrations of their making process throughout the day.

11 AM - 3PM: Plarn Bombing
Learn to make and crochet yarn made from recycled plastic bags (“plarn”) with guest artist Rhonda Cooper of Marbufs. Participants receive a roll of plarn and a crochet hook while supplies last.

11 AM - 3PM: Wheel Battles
At the top of each hour, watch our artists battle it out in head-tohead competitions on the potter’s wheel.

11 AM - 3PM: Wheel Throwing 101
Try your hand at throwing on the potter’s wheel under the expert guidance of our teaching artists. Decorate your creation and The Clay Studio will have it ready for you to pick up in a few weeks.

11 AM - 3PM: Silk Screening
Work with Hope Rovelto, artist and owner of Little Chair Printing.

11 AM - 1PM: Print your own t-shirt

1:30 PM – 3PM:  Learn to print on clay

11AM – 1PM: Clay Animation
Create and animate clay characters using the art of stop motion. One person or a group can create a story, supply voices for characters, and share your creation with the world.

11AM – 2PM: Photo Booth
On-the-spot photos and printing with artists from the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, with a ceramic twist!

 

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Saturday + Sunday | September 16 - 17

Clay Fest 2017

Celebrate clay and community with a fun day of muddy festivities! Join us for hands-on activities for all ages, a group sculpture extravaganza, Hand Crafted flower arranging, artist demonstrations, an ice cream social, t-shirt making, an interactive art installation & more!

CLAY FEST 2017

Schedule of Events

11AM-4PM: Group Sculpting
Help turn a 1,000 pounds of clay into a playful, collaborative work of art inspired by our guest Forrest Sincoff Gard.

11AM-4PM: Artist Demonstrations
See our Resident and Teaching Artists in action as they do demonstrations of their making process throughout the day.

11AM-4PM: Waffle Toss: A Game for the Kitchen by Forrest Sincoff Gard
Get interactive with an art installation by guest artist, Forrest Sincoff Gard. Win the ceramic waffle toss and get a special prize! $2 per toss or $5 for 3 chances to win.

11AM-2PM: Drop-In Community Workshops

  • Wheel Throwing 101- Try your hand at throwing on the potter’s wheel under the expert guidance of our teaching artists. Decorate your creation and The Clay Studio will have it ready for you to pick up in a few weeks.
  • Clay Animation- Create and animate clay characters using the art of stop motion. One person or a group can create characters, a story line, and bring your creations to life.
  • Silk Screening with Little Chair Printing- Work with guest artist and owner of Little Chair Printing, Hope Rovelto, to make your own silk-screened t-shirt.

2PM-3PM: Hand Crafted Flower Arranging Demonstration
Get a glimpse into The Clay Studio’s Hand Crafted program, which celebrates the functionality of one-of-a-kind ceramic objects with a flower arranging demonstration by local florist and Associate Artist, Ron Mulray. Flowers provided by xxx xxx.

2PM-4PM: A Hands On Ice Cream Social
Decorate an artist made bowl with ceramic decals provided by guest artist Hope Rovelto. Learn how to decorate and apply decals to ceramics, and The Clay Studio glaze, fire, and have your bowl ready for you to pick up in a few weeks. Then enjoy an ice cream sundae with ice cream provided by xxx xxx. Bowl quantities are limited.

Higlights from Clay Fest 2017

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bowl decorating

so easy -- with fun Philly decals with guest artist Hope Rovelto of Little Chair Printing!

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Ceramic Waffle Toss with guest artist Forrest Gard

Yum!

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Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive

Thanks PNC Arts Alive for making this event possible!