This is also a great opportunity to shop the first annual Old City Holiday Market just outside of our gallery and visit the festive annual Deck The Alley event! This market features curated giftables from local shops including 36 Craven, Philly Socks, Spa Terme Di Aroma, and the Center for Art in Wood, along with trees and greenery from Petit Jardin and delicious treats from High Street on Market, Fezziwigs, and Royal Boucherie.

In-store purchases receive a 10% discount throughout the day. For every purchase you make your name will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate.

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11:00am: Coffee, Donuts & a Demo!

Start the day off with coffee and delicious gluten-free donuts from Okie Dokie Donuts and coffee from Cafe Olé. Enjoy a pastry glazing demonstration by chef and owner, Carol Ha.

12:00 – 2:00pm: Ornament Making

Get hands-on with our talented teaching artists for a fun clay ornament-making activity inspired by the Hand Crafted Holidays & Ornament Market on view in our galleries. After the event, your ornaments will be fired in our kilns and available to pick up a week.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Talk and Customized Ornaments by Alex Stadler

Join author, illustrator, and artist Alex Stadler as he describes how he uses various media, including his recent rediscovery of clay, to express his artistic vision. View examples of his paintings, books, illustrations, and ceramic art.

Alex Stadler Custom Ornaments
$25/each or FREE with a Shop purchase of $100 that day

Alex will be decorating them in the Shop and pre-orders taken that day will be ready by December 15th.

4:00 – 6:00pm: Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun with Sarah Archer
Meet local author and curator Sarah Archer for a book signing of her delightful book Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun From 1945 to 1970. Proceeds from all stocking-stuffer sized books will be donated to The Clay Studio.

4:30pm: Hand Crafted Cocktails featuring Powers Irish Whiskey

Try a sample of a holiday inspired cocktails featuring Powers Irish Whiskey.


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Thanks to...

Okie Dokie Donuts

Gluten-free donuts by local artisan, Carol Ha

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Cafe Olé

An Old City favorite!

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Powers Whiskey

Made in the same distillery as Jameson, Powers is a standout.