We offer classes year round in handbuilding, wheel-throwing, casting and glazing, for people of all ages, from beginner to advanced. Our classes are taught by top practitioners.
We offer workshops for a variety of skill levels, ages, and interests, including family workshops and master artist workshops.
With half-day and full-day programs throughout the summer, kids ages 6 and up can explore the exciting world of clay.
Get a bird's eye view of everything happening in our classrooms, studios, galleries, and shop. Plan your day, your week, or month, all year round.
Hand Crafted Events
Do you love craft and want to try your hand at making something beyond the potter's wheel? We've got just the thing.
Friday nights are free-wheeling as couples, singles & friends get together and try to become potters!
Free and open to the public — Hands on Clay, Clay Fest, and more. Drop by, bring family and friends.
Talks & Receptions
Be informed and inspired while meeting thinkers and makers in ceramic art and craft.
Planning a birthday? Throwing a reception? Let's Talk!
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Check out what’s on view and what’s coming soon at The Clay Studio.
Our exhibitions have featured the work of renowned artists from around the country and the world.
Our permanent collection features notable works by The Clay Studio’s resident artists.
Resident & Guest Artists
Our reputation as a world class art center attracts a diverse range of artists, who in turn enhance the entire creative enterprise
Above our gallery and shop is a lively atelier of Associate Artists, Work Exchange Artists, Student and Staff Artists — a welcoming family of makers and mentors.
Artists in Our Shop
Our shop features the work of many of our in-house artists, as well as artists from across the country and around the world. Only the best in our shop!
Our Claymobile brings a "popup" ceramics studio to your school, neighborhood organization, or social service agency anywhere in the Philadelphia region. We believe that creativity for all is a critical force for good.
Our Neighbors & Friends
Community engagement — it's about being a good neighbor, but also a strong neighbor. The Clay Studio believes that creativity helps empower people, who in turn empower their community.
Our Partners & Peers
Our partnerships run deep — with our city, and with regional and national organizations dedicated to ceramics, art, design, and craft. We think it's important to recognize our supporting partners, whose collaborative work makes it all possible.
August 18th - September 27th, 2020
50 Artists have been invited to make commemorative plates honoring two women of their choice, either famous or personal inspirations.
October 2nd, 2020
November 6th, 2020
November 21st, 2020
December 4th, 2020
January 15th, 2021
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