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Sunday, Nov 3 | 1 pm - 3 pm

Family Pop-Up at Piazza Pod Park: Bicycle Powered Wheel Throwing

Try your hand at pedaling or throwing on our bicycle-powered-pottery wheel in the fun atmosphere of Piazza Pod Park!

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Saturday, Nov 9 | 11 am - 2 pm

Bicycle Powered Wheel Throwing at CraftNOW

On Saturday, November 9th, craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with CraftNOW Create. Enjoy a full day of hands-on exploration and take-home activities hosted at the Kimmel Center. All activities are free and family friendly. Stop by and join in at any time! The event runs from 11am-4pm.

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Sunday, Oct 13 | 12 - 6 pm

Our New Pottery Bike is coming to Old City Fest

Explore Old City and come try out our new pedal-powered potter's wheel. You can choose to pedal or to throw a pot, and our skilled Teaching Artists will guide you — no experience required! Eventually, we'll be pedalling around Philly neighborhoods so that everybody gets to try it out. Stay tuned!

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Saturday, Sept 14 | 11 - 4 pm at 1425 N. American St

5th Annual Clay Fest

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, screen printing totes & clay, music, dance, yoga, food & more! LOCATION: 1425 N. American St, Phila 19122 across from the Crane Arts Building. Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive.

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Sept 8, 12 – 5 pm

Group Sculpt & Wheel Throwing at Feria del Barrio

Join us for group sculpting and wheel throwing at the 35th Annual Feria del Barrio on North 5th Street between Huntington and Somerset.

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Sept 6, 5 – 8 pm

FREE First Friday Pop-In Workshop: Handbuilt Leaf Dishes

Express yourself! As we move into fall, make and decorate your own ceramic leaf dish using colored slips and simple tools. It's easy to do, and our teaching artists will be on hand to help. We'll fire and glaze the dish and you can get them later. This is a popular event, so come early! FREE!

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Thursday, August 15 | 6 - 8 pm

Wheel Battles at the Food Trust's Night Market- Fairmount Ave

Enjoy the amazing food options and come watch our skilled Teaching Artists battle it out for victory in contests that include tallest form, widest bowl, tandem throwing, artist relays, and more. We also give you a chance to try throwing on the wheel yourself. Join the fun!

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Saturday, August 17 | 12 - 5 pm

Group Sculpt Planters at Jazz on the Ave

Enjoy the amazing music and stop by the Kids Zone to play with clay!

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First Friday, August 2 | 5 - 8 pm

FREE Hands on Clay Wheel Throwing Workshop

Stop by on First Friday, sit yourself behind the potter's wheel and see what you can make! You'll be surprised. Our teachers will personally guide you every step of the way, and in a few weeks you'll have your fired and finished masterpiece! This free event is possible thanks to PNC Arts Alive.

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July 31, 11 am –1 pm

Wheel Throwing Demos at the Franklin Square Birthday Bash

Celebrate and try your hand at throwing on the pottery wheel! Our teaching artists will guide you through the basics of throwing on the wheel!

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Saturday, July 13 | 3 - 7 pm

Summer Festival at Historic Fair Hill

Join us at the Historic Fair Hill Summer Festival for a group sculpting project inspired by the historic Fair Hill grounds and its mission to be a peace making green space. 2901 Germantown Ave

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July 5, 5 – 8 pm

FREE First Friday Pop-In Workshop: Tile Making

Express yourself! Make and decorate your own ceramic tile, using colored slips and the sgraffito method. It's easy to do, and our teaching artists will be on hand to help. Whether you keep it simple or go all-out fancy, your design is completely up to you. We'll fire and glaze the tiles and you can get them later. This is a popular event, so come early! FREE!

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June 7, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

First Friday POP-IN Workshop: Wheel Throwing 101

Try your hand at throwing on the potter’s wheel with the expert guidance of our teaching artists. Create a cup or bowl, or push yourself to the limit and make something as big or fast as you can! FREE & First come/First served.

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Saturday, June 8, 11 am - 3 pm

Claymation at the Sugar Cane Festival

THIS EVENT IS AT 6TH AND SUSQUEHANNA. 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!

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Saturday, June 8, 1 - 5 pm

Group Sculpt at the ArtWell Festival

THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT 100 W Oxford St. Use clay, glaze, and your imagination to help us create community planters that will live on after the event! Fun for all ages! FREE!

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Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4

Claymation at the Children's Festival

THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT the Annenberg Center. Let your imagination run wild as you create and animate your very own video! Fun for all ages! FREE!

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Sept 29, 11:00am-3pm

4th Annual Clay Fest at 1425 N. American Street

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.

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Oct 7, 11:00am-6pm

Wheel Battles at Old City Fest

Watch two artists at a time compete head-to-head on the potter's wheel in competitions such as tallest vessel and blindfolded throw. These event get interactive if you want to try your hand at throwing on the pottery wheel!

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Sept 7, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

First Friday POP-IN Workshop at The Clay Studio: Wheel Throwing 101

Try your hand at throwing on the potter’s wheel with the expert guidance of our teaching artists. Create a cup or bowl, or push yourself to the limit and make something as big or fast as you can!

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Sept 22, 4:00 – 6:00pm & Sept 30, 2:00-4:00pm

Claymation at Spruce Street Harbor Park's Fall Festival

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. 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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August 11

Claymation at Beech Jazz on the Ave

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. The event is 12pm-8:30pm at Broad Street & 17th along Cecil B. Moore. Visit www.jazzontheavephilly.com for more details.

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August 9, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Wheel Battles at Food Trust Night Market- Kensington

Come out to watch our Wheel Battles as two artists at a time compete head to head on the potter’s wheel in competitions such as tallest vessel and blind-folded throw.

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August 3, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

First Friday POP-IN Workshop at The Clay Studio: Throw Down

Try your hand at throwing on the potter’s wheel with the expert guidance of our teaching artists. Create a cup or bowl, or push yourself to the limit and make something as big or fast as you can!

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July 22, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Claymation at Spruce Street Harbor Park

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.

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July 18, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Claymation at Make Art Philly at the City Hall Courtyard presented by The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy

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.

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July 6, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

First Friday POP-IN Workshop at The Clay Studio: Sgraffito Tiles

Work with Clay Studio teaching artists, to make your own clay tile and learn how to make a graphic image on clay with the sgraffito techinique.

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July 4, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Claymation at Wawa Welcome America

Join the Wawa Welcome America Party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! Celebrate Independence Day and be part of creating July 4th themed Claymation video!

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June 9, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Claymation at Spruce Street Harbor Park

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.

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June 1, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

First Friday POP-IN Workshop at The Clay Studio: Wheel Throwing 101

Try your hand at throwing on the potter’s wheel with the expert guidance of our teaching artists. Create a cup or bowl, or push yourself to the limit and make something as big or fast as you can!

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May 20, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Claymation at Spruce Street Harbor Park

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.

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May 17-19

Claymation at Philadelphia Children’s Festival

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.

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