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The Clay Studio


Small Favors: Think Inside the Box

March 3 through May 27, 2017

Thousands of artists from around the country have participated in our annual Small Favors exhibition in Philadelphia over the past decade. There is a single parameter, to fit the work inside a 4-inch cube. Some artists treat the cube as a small gallery or diorama, while others use the challenge to explore new work on a small scale. By responding to both opportunities and boundaries Small Favors: Thinking Inside the Box will offer visitors a highly concentrated yet widely varied collection of intimate affordable sculpture.

 For this special presentation of the exhibition Small Favors: Thinking Inside the Box we will explore two new aspects, a publication based on the 4 inch cube design, and a partnership with our neighbor The Center for Art in Wood. 


Juror's Statement from Michael Radyk:

I was very excited to be a juror for the Small Favors: Think Inside the Box exhibition this year. The selected artists represent a marriage of concentration, sensitivity, and design. The exhibition makes small noble, and invites us to stop, focus, and look. In the selected works you can find big ideas, individuality, and material awareness. For me, the overall goal of an exhibition like Small Favors is to find delight and joy in those tiny spaces.


Please contact Curator Jennifer Zwilling with any purchase inquiries at

jzwilling@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x18




Albornoz, Maria: Perseverance
Ceramics, astroturf, 2017, $120

Belsky, Lisa: Garter Stitch Cup
Porcelain, knit cotton, 2016, $145

Berman, Lynne: Die
Earthenware, 2017, $115

Berman, Lynne: Rubric's Cube
Earthenware, 2017, $145

Bernard-Pattis, Anne: Cherry Tea on a Dry Rock
Porcelain, cone 9 mixed clay base, 2016, $270

Biedler, Ken: Green Speckled Basket
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Biedler, Ken: Reitz Basket
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Birschbach, Jill: Disintegrating House
Stoneware, glaze, 2016, SOLD

Birschbach, Jill: Small Monuments (Senior Portraits)
Stoneware, slip, glaze, decal, 2016, SOLD

Bonovitz, Jill: Vice/Versa
Earthenware with glaze, 2016, $120

Bonovitz, Jill: Vice/Versa
Earthenware with glaze, 2016, $120

Boryk, Robert: Chip
Stoneware, earthenware, glaze, decal, 2016, $220

Boryk, Robert: Rose Cut
Stoneware, glaze, decal, 2016, $170

Brandl, Jessica: La Petite Mort
Terracotta, felt and foam base, 2016, $120

Brandl, Jessica: La Petite Mort
Terracotta, felt and foam base, 2016, SOLD

Brandl, Jessica: La Petite Mort
Terracotta, felt and foam base, 2016, SOLD

Brandl, Jessica: La Petite Mort
Terracotta, felt and foam base, 2016, $120

Brooks, Jeremy: A Little Piece of Green
Earthenware, underglaze, glaze, 2016, SOLD

Brooks, Jeremy: Fiver
Porcelain, paint, 2015, $320

Brooks, Jeremy: Plume Medley
Earthenware, underglaze, glaze, 2016, SOLD

Casto, Andrew: Assemblage 126
Porcelain, luster, 2017, SOLD

Catte, Danielle: Butterfly = City Nature Series
Stoneware, 2017, $220 SOLD

Chahbandour, Ann: Enchanted Forest
Ceramic, underglaze, 2016, SOLD

Chase, Amy: Enticement
Porcelain, 2016, $230

Chau, Adam: Moth
Digitally produced form and surface: porcelain, cobalt, gold, 2016, $80

Chau, Adam: Moth
Digitally produced form and surface: porcelain, cobalt, gold, 2016, $80

Cipala, Autumn: Lidded Box
Porcelain, cone 10 reduction, 2016, $270

Davis, Heather Jo: Buttons
Earthenware, 2014, $155

Davis, Heather Jo: Flower Shot
Earthenware, 2014, $155

Debrecht, Sebra: Cup
Stoneware, 2016, $55

Debrecht, Sebra: Cup
Stoneware, 2016, $55

Debrecht, Sebra: Experiements in Material Manipulation
Terracotta, wire, paper, 2016, $80

Devitt, Ashley: Cecilia's Teapot
Porcelain, 2016, $105

Devitt, Ashley: Litte C's Teapot
Porcelain, gold lustre, 2016, $148

Devitt, Ashley: Mug
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Dickey, Kim: At Your Service( Bear in chains maquette)
Glazed white stoneware, 2016, $170

Dickey, Kim: The 13th Labor(Domesticated Wild) Boar
Glazed white stoneware, 2016, $170

Duke, Emily: Mock Room #2
Colored porcelain, 2017, $220

Duke, Emily: Mock Room #3
Colored porcelain, 2017, $220

Ellis, Dominique: Composition

Ellis, Dominique: This is Just a Test

Ellis, Dominique: Upside Down

Everett, Olivia: Espresso Mug
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Everett, Olivia: Espresso Set
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Everett, Olivia: Tentacle Jug
Porcelain, 2016, $68

Everett, Olivia: Tentacle Spoon
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Fawkes, Keva: Island Floaties
Ceramic, wood, 2016, $120

Fawkes, Keva: Structure M5
Ceramic, wood, 2016, $95

Felipe, April: I was told and now I tell
Porcelain, gold leaf, underglaze, decals, felt, paper, plastic, wax, gouache,pastels, 2017, $200

Felton, Janet: Avoiding a Sun-bearn
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Felton, Janet: Justin B. Bear
Porcelain, 2016, $345

Felton, Janet: Ruth Bader Ginsbear
Porcelain, 2016, $395

Felton, Janet: Seeking a New Line
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Fiore, Barbara: Benny & Rex
Glaze ceramic, 2016, $160

Fiore, Barbara: Simon's Secret
Terracotta, 2016, $160

Gesiakowski, Mike: Untitled (Afterwards, What Remains no.1)
Earthenware, slip, underglaze, glaze, 2016, $120

Gesiakowski, Mike: Untitled (Afterwards, What Remains no.2)
Earthenware, slip, underglaze, glaze, 2016, $120

Gettner, Katelyn: Whiskey Cup
Porcelain, underglazes, glaze, 2017, $72

Gianni, Jenna: Bound
Woodfired porcelain, wire, 2016, $110

Gilbert-Merrill, Jena: Cup (Blue & White)
Stoneware, underglaze, glaze, 2016, $55

Giniewski, Brian: Sherbert Bud Vase
Ceramic, 2017, SOLD

Gnadinger, Luke: Electric Cocktail Cup
Slip cast stoneware, tin glaze, decals, 2017, $55

Gold, Vicki: Camouflaged Wing Chair
Clay, painted paper, 2017, $195

Green, Amanda: Spiral Cup
Cone 10 porcelain, Amaco velvet underglaze, 2017, $55

Green, Amanda: Triangle Cup
Cone 10 porcelain, Amaco velvet underglaze, 2017, $55 SOLD

Hamlin, Michael: Bloody Goblin Fungi
Scrap clay, polychromatic glazes, 2016, SOLD

Hamlin, Michael: Goblin Gungus
Scrap clay, polychromatic glazes, 2016, SOLD

Hargraves, Patrick: Country Livin'
Ceramic, printed plastic, fiberboard, 201, $85

Harvey, Julianne: The Exchange
Porcelain, 2017, $250

Harvey, Lois: Dream Machine
Stoneware, 2017, $120 SOLD

Harvey, Lois: Mini Ninja
Porcelain, 2016, $120

Harvey, Lois: Traipse Blob
Porcelain, 2017, $120

Hein, Doug: Pearl
Saggar-fired white stoneware clay, 2016, $85

Hein, Doug: White Music
Bisque-fired, porcelain, 2017, $100

Helenske, Zak: Cup
Terracotta, porcelain, glaze, 2016, $65

Helenske, Zak: Cup
Terracotta, porcelain, glaze, 2016, $65

Humes, Angie: Bird Tiny Teapot
Porcelain, 2017, $270

Humes, Angie: Scalloped Tiny Teapot
Porcelain, 2017, $270

Humes, Angie: Tiniest Teapot
Porcelain, 2017, $240

Jackson, Judy: Really Tiny Bottles
White stoneware, 2017, SOLD

Jenkins, Mary Lou: The Ladder
Porcelain, 2017, $75

Johnson, Darien A.: Potent One
Porcelain, mixed media, 2017, $370

Johnson, Darien A.: Potent Three
Porcelain, mixed media, 2017, $370

Johnson, Jennifer: Vase Composition: Duet in Yellow and Red
Porcelain, 2016, $170

Johnson, Jennifer: Vase Composition: Inside/Outside Duet
Porcelain, 2016, $170

Keen, Luanne: Waiting
Stoneware, wax, oxides, 2016, $140

Kim, Gunyoung: A Fat-Man
Earthenware clay, terrasigillata, acrylic colors, gold leaf, 2017, $150

Kim, Gunyoung: Flowery
Colored earthenware clay, gold leaf, 2017, SOLD

Kim, Yu-Jung: Portrait
Porcelain, terra sigillata, wire, unfired clay, 2017, $380

Klem, Bradley: Demitasse
Porcelain, china paint, ceramic decal, luster, 2017, $72

Koltsoon, Nadia: Pysanka
Porcelain, underglaze, gold luster, 2015, $220

Koltsoon, Nadia: Pysanka
Porcleain, underglaze, 2015, $170

Lau, Nikki: Boss Bitch (dog w paws in air)
Ceramics, 2016, $95

Lau, Nikki: Boss Bitch (sleepy dog w ball)
Ceramics, 2016, $95

Lau, Nikki: Boss Bitch (standing dog)
Ceramics, 2016, $100

Laz, Melinda: Doctor Bag and Backpack
Painted ceramic, 2017, $270

Laz, Melinda: Firewood Bag
Painted ceramic, sticks, 2017, $220

Lopez, Linda: Untitled (pink Dust Furry with Gold Dandruff)
Ceramic, gold luster, 2016, SOLD

LoPresti, Renee: Paperplane Pinched Chawan
Stoneware, underglazes, glazes, luster, 2016, SOLD

LoPresti, Renee: Planes Crashing Yunomi
Stoneware, underglazes, glazes, luster, 2016, SOLD

Lykens, Scott: King Pin
Cone 3 red earthenware, majolica, 2016, $55

Marimow, Diane: It's in the Bag
Porcelain with inlays, 2016, $220

McCullough, Allora: Memory
Porcelain, underglaze, 2017, SOLD

McCullough, Allora: Thought
Porcelain, underglaze, 2016, $270

Milgrom, Lilianne: The Golden Egg
Cone 6 porcelain, underglaze, 2016, $440

Monser, Brittany: The Boys
Porcelain, walnut, 2016, $110

Morales-Morgan, Sara: Nancy
Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, 2016, $75

Morgan, Peter: Mini-corndog
Ceramic, 2014, SOLD

Narrow, Kathryn: 10 Peaches
Porcelain, wood stand, 2016, $145

Narrow, Kathryn: Leaves
Porcelain, 2016, $120

Narrow, Kathryn: Round Vase
Porcelain, 2016, $120

O'Brien, Cynthia: Bouquet
Earthenware clay, 2016, $70

O'Brien, Cynthia: Flower
Mid range stoneware clay, 2016, SOLD

Oh, KyoungHwa: Influenced #15
Porcelain, 2015, $180

Oh, KyoungHwa: Influenced #16
Porcelain, 2015, $160

Papazian, Aimee: Gold Intestines with Red Blood Cells
Stoneware, glaze, luster, thread, flocking, 2017, $120

Park, Kyungmin: Snow White
Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, 2016, SOLD

Park, Kyungmin: Wonderland
Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, 2016, $270

Pike, Joanna: Pine Tree Stand Paperweight
Waste clay, waste glaze, glaze, 2017, SOLD

Rea, Brittany: Untitled
Clay, nichrome wire, resin, chain, 2017, $80

Reeverts, Derek: Delusions of Grandeur
White earthenware, mixed media, 2016, $170

Reeverts, Derek: Left Holding the Bag
White earthenware, mixed media, 2016, $290

Rodriguez, Lynette: Smoothie Anyone?
Porcelain, polymer clay, wire, 2017, $190

Rodriguez, Lynette: Workspace
Porcelain, aluminum sheet, wire, deco gel, polymer clay, masking tape, 2017, $190

Ronan, Peter: Nancy Boi
Porcelain, luster, 2017, $100

Ronan, Peter: Size Queen
Porcelain, luster, 2017, $90

Ronan, Peter: Sub & Dom
Porcelain, luster, 2017, $195

Rorke, Raymond: Hatched
Porcelain, 2017, $300

Rosenthal, Judith: Is it Spring Yet?
Stoneware, paper porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Rowley, Johannette: Orange is the New Hat
Stoneware, 2017, $145

Rowley, Johannette: Pink (In Her Pussy Hat)
Stoneware, 2017, SOLD

Rozek, David: Node
Stoneware, 2017, SOLD

Ruel, Ann: Winter Overtaking Cup
Porcelain, 2017, $95

Samuel, Janet: Untitled
Porcelain, 2016, SOLD

Samuel, Janet: Untitled
Porcelain, 2016, $60

Sasaki, Masayuki: Orange Condiments Jar with Bamboo Spoon
Clay, 2017, SOLD

Sasaki, Masayuki: Yellow Condiments Jar with Bamboo Spoon
Clay, 2017, $70

Schmidt-Ullrich, Alexandra: Foliage
Slip cast porcelain, screen printed image, 2016, $120

Schraeder-Charpentier, Ellen: Sacred Artichoke
Clay, paint, 2017, SOLD

Schraeder-Charpentier, Ellen: Sacred Lemon
Clay, paint, 2017, SOLD

Seidenberg-Ellis, Margaret: Gas Fired Cup
Ceramic porcelain clay, slip in texture, gas fired to cone 10, 2016, $60

Seidenberg-Ellis, Margaret: Wood Fired Cup
Ceramic porcelain clay, slip in texture, woodfired, 2016, $65

Severino, Abigail: Landscape
3-d printed earthenware, paint, 2016, $200

Severino, Abigail: Salt Fired Mountain
Stoneware, 2016, $100

Shindo, Amy: Brick Plate
Stoneware, 2016, $110

Shindo, Amy: Pink Salt Salt Cellar
Stoneware, 2016, $110

Shiverdecker, Adam: Yellow Cup #1
Colored porcelain, nickel chromium, 2016, SOLD

Shiverdecker, Adam: Yellow Cup #2
Colored porcelain, 2016, $140

Singewald, Joe: Green Box
Stoneware, 2016, $80

Singewald, Joe: Whiskey Cup
Stoneware, 2016, $55

Six, Julia: Hill
Ceramic, wire, sponge, 2017, SOLD

Six, Julia: Tree
Ceramic, fake lawn, 2017, $70

Song, Jinsoo: Blue and White Shit with Grog
Porcelain, grog, cobalt carbonate, 2016 $89

Strassberg, Susan: Duck Sanctuary
Clay, gold leaf, acrylic, 2016, $235

Uliano, Theo: Small Plate #1
Clay, 2016, SOLD

Uliano, Theo: Small Plate #2
Clay, 2016, SOLD

Uliano, Theo: Small Plate #3
Clay, 2016, $200

Van Assche, Andrew: Lidded Jar
Slab built stoneware, slips, underglaze pencil, 2016, $90

Van Assche, Andrew: Lidded Jar
Slab built stoneware, slips, underglaze pencil, 2016, $90

Vaughan, Tara: Silence
White stoneware, iron oxide, 2017, $180

Wang, Hilary: Sketch III
Cast porcelain, mason stain, 2016, $220

Wang, Hilary: Sketch VI
Cast porcelain, mason stain, 2016, $220

Wang, Hilary: Tertiary
Cast porcelain, mason stain, 2016, SOLD

Wheeler, Ryan: Mug
Stoneware, slip, woodfired, 2016, $90

Wheeler, Ryan: Salty Mug
Stoneware, salt-fired, 2016, $90

Wheeler, Ryan: Tea for 1
Porcelain, salt-fired, 2016, $520

Williams, Colleen: Flamingo Portrait
Colored porcelain, 2017, $175

Williams, Colleen: Not a White Elephant
Colored porcelain, 2017, $215

Xu, Lin: Oasis Series
Porcelain, glaze, decal,2016, $140

Xu, Lin: Untitled
Porcelain, glaze, 2016, $140

York, Lisa: Bud Vase
Ceramic, 2016, $72

York, Lisa: Tea Bowl
Ceramic, 2016, $82