Calendar of Events

April 23, 2022 - Exhibition Opening - Join us 2-4pm

Molly Hatch Artist Residency - June 27th - July 1st - Meet the artist in the Makers Place and contribute to her project planned for permanent installation in our stair hall.

Ibrahim Said Artist Residency - July - Meet the artist and work together with him on a Community Art installation.

June 4, Public Symposium - 9am - 6pm - Free and open to the public

     Panel Discussion by Council Members

     Hands on Activities & Lunch provided

     Panel Discussion by Artists: Hatch, Velarde, Said. Keynote.

*All presentations will be recorded and archived on our website, creating a free mini-course on  exhibition programming design.

October 2, 2022 - Exhibition Closes

Building Construction Progress

In January 2020 we had our groundbreaking and officially began the construction of our new home.

It has been really exciting to see how, inch by inch, the buidling is taking shape as we get closer to the opening day of "Making Place Matter," the prime exhibtion in our new building in South Kensigton.

Take a peek at the progress, here.

South Kensington FAQs

Public Transportation

SEPTA provides various options of public transportation for the neighborhood, and Center City is about 2 miles or 10 minutes away. The neighborhood is served by:

  • Buses 57, 5 Elevated Train (the EL) at Girard Station Trolley 15 through Girard Ave
  • Also, buses 3 and 47 pass nearby the neighborhood, and the EL Berks Station and SEPTA rail at Temple University Station are within reasonable walking distance

Indego Philly has a bike share station at 3rd & Girard and multiple peripheral stations: 2nd & Germantown Ave, 1176 Leopard Ave. (Girard Station, MFL), 1424 Frankford Ave. (City Fitness), 1902 N. Front St. (Berks Station, MFL), and 527 W. Berks St.

PhillyCarShare (now known as Enterprise CarShare) vehicles are available at 6th & Girard Ave, 100 W. Oxford St. and Frankford & Thompson St.

 Zipcars are located at Front & Master, Frankford & Master, Frankford & Palmer, and 6th & Girard.

Media Materials

Read the press release here 03/24/2021.

Read the article in The Philadelphia Weely, 05/06-05/13, 2021

For media inquiries, please contact Tracy Buchholtz at EnRoute

In the News

WHYY, The Clay Studio opens new building in Kensington, for Kensington
Metro Philadelphia, Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

Molly Given

Inquirer, Clay Studio leaves Old City after nearly half a century and moves into big new digs in Kensington
The Clay Studio is Awarded Major Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Grant

read the press release

read Pew's webpage about Making Place Matter

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Announces 2019 Grants for Philadelphia Artists, Organizations

read the press release

Visit Philly, Get hands on and create some unique art at @theclaystudiophl in Kensington!

PHL17 News, Check out the Clay Studio in Kensington

D. Malik

Philly Voice, The Clay Studio's new building in South Kensington features more classrooms, artist workspace

Pat Ralph

Philadelphia Style, Schulson Collective's New Eatery and More To Explore in Philly This Month

Emily Pellini

Curator of Artistic Programs
We’re Listening

Making Place Matter will lead by listening, using earth’s clay as a metaphor for place, and place as a way to examine the relationship between The Clay Studio and our new neighborhood as well as each visitor’s personal connection to their own place in the world. Ideas? Thoughts?

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Thank you!

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Making Place Matter has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.