June 10 | 12 pm - 5 pm at 1425 N. American Street
8th Annual Clay Fest 2023
Celebrate clay and community with a fun day of muddy festivities in our new home in South Kensington! Join us for hands-on activities for all ages, wheel throwing demos, a group sculpture extravaganza, artist projects, an ice cream social, and music! LOCATION: 1425 N. American St, Phila 19122 across from the Crane Arts Building. Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive.
CLAY FEST 2023
Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive
#ClayFest2023 | @theclaystudiophl
Free & Open to the public
Free street parking and easy access from the Girard subway stop and Bus Route 57 and 5.
Celebrate clay and community with a fun day of festivities at The Clay Studio's new home in South Kensington! Join us for hands-on activities for all ages. Also, on American Street is InLiquid's Art for the Cash Poor and Arty Party at the Center for Creative Works.
Schedule of Events
ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES 12 PM - 5 PM
Guest Artist Project with Ehren Tool
Watch as Ehren Tool throws as many cups as possible, and then you will decorate cups that represent Veterans' service. Veterans and their families are welcome to bring insignia to make molds or use the ones on hand.
Guest Artist Project with Robin Williams-Turnage
Watch teaching artist Robin Williams-Turnage, demonstrate traditional Nigerian Pottery techniques.
Clay Necklaces with Nitza Walesca
Create a necklace with beads and clay pendants by teaching artist Nitza Walesca. Quantities are limited
Create and animate clay characters using the art of stop motion. One person or a group can create characters, a storyline and bring your creations to life.
Try our people-powered pottery wheel. Find a partner to pedal power the bicycle wheel while you try your hand at throwing on the pottery wheel!
Help turn 1,000 pounds of clay into an inspiring collaborative work of art inspired by Roberto Lugo’s mural on the south side of the new building.
Transform a clay slab into a special bowl designed by you! The Clay Studio will glaze, fire, and have your bowl ready to pick up in a few weeks.
Clay, Play, Read
Fill a larger-than-life doll house with clay objects and characters, and stay and play with your creations! Dig treasures and artifacts out of clay in this sensory play-based activity. Activities best suited for children ages 3-6.
Express yourself! Make and decorate a ceramic tile using colored slips and the sgraffito (scratching) method.
Decorate a handmade picture frame for your favorite photo!
DROP-IN ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS
1:30 PM & 2:30 PM: Storytelling with Thembi Palmer of Imagine More Story Adventures
1 PM & 3 PM: Building tours
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the new building.
2 PM-4PM: Ice Cream Social
Enjoy ice cream provided by Jeni’s. Ice Cream quantities are limited.
Thank you to PNC Arts Alive for your generous support!
Guest Artist: Ehren Tool
Watch as Ehren Tool throws as many cups as possible and then help decorate those cups to represent the service of Veterans.
Help turn a 1,000 pounds of clay into an inspiring collaborative work of art inspired by Roberto Lugo’s mural on the south side of the new building.
Guest Artist: Robin Williams-Turnage
Watch teaching artist, Robin Williams-Turnage, demonstrate traditional Ghanaian Pottery techniques.
Guest Artist: Nitza Walesca
Create a clay pendant with teaching artist Nitza Walesca! Use beads, coils, and colors to design these necklaces with your own special touch!
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.