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thursday | April 5 | 6 - 8 pm

Artist Talk: Brad Johnson

Join us for an evening with Brad Johnson, who will talk about his work and what inspires him, along with sharing memories of his time as a Resident Artist at The Clay Studio. Enjoy light refreshments, a Q and A, and seeing his latest works in our gallery.

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Friday | May 4 | noon - 8 pm

Spring Pottery Sale 2018

Get yourself armloads of ceramic treasures -- artist donations and student work -- at rock bottom prices. You won't believe the enormous selection! Be sure to come early for the best picks. And while you're here, you can tour our galleries and Shop.

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Past Events

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Saturday | February 24 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Digital Demonstration in the Gallery

Tyler Schradnt, ceramic graduate student at Tyler School of Art, will demonstrate his 3D printer (which "prints out" clay in thin coils) as part of the Reinventing Clay exhibition. Join us and watch a clay vessel grow before your eyes!

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Saturday | November 11 • Kimmel Center

CraftNOW Create 2017

Join us at the Kimmel Center for CraftNOW and create your own clay animations using the art of stop motion. You and your friends and family can invent a story, supply voices and sound effects, and share your video creation with the world! Philadelphia's annual CraftNOW celebrates our city's love of craft with a complete lineup of family-friendly, hands-on activities. Join us and our friends The Center for Art in Wood, Fabric Workshop + Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of the Arts, Wayne Art Center, and others.

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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!


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!


waffle toss



group sculpting

1,000 pounds of clay -- a lot of hands on deck!