Thanks to You!
We want to thank the entire Clay Studio community who made Mud Ball 2020 a huge success! It was our first ever virtual fundraiser, and we were nervous, but you showed up — live and ready to roll — on Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to cheer us on. Because of the generosity of our dedicated community and our committed Board, we raised $95,000! Your support keeps us going all year long so that artists, students, teachers, and schoolchildren can discover and deepen their love for clay. Really, there's no other organization in the world like The Clay Studio, and it's absolutely because of people like YOU, who believe in us and love us and are always there for us! A huge thank you to our Staff and Board for being the backbone of Mud Ball success! See you at Mud Ball 2021, next time in person in our brand new building!view the recorded event
The Clay Studio's annual signature fundraising event, Mud Ball, will take place on Thursday, September 17 — and this time it's virtual! Join us online with fabulous friends and fine art, plus auctions, raffles, wheel battles, and more.
Preview the Mud Ball Auction and Raffle items and check back often — new items are arriving every day!
These items have been generously donated by The Clay Studio’s family of local, regional, and national ceramic artists and supporters.
To interact with fellow Mudballers on the evening of September 17, purchase a $150 VIP Mud Ball Ticket or a $75 Mud Ball Ticket — deadline is September 11 — and receive other special items delivered to your home, as well as the exclusive chance to enter a special Raffle for a beautiful vase created by Jennifer Martin. Only ticket holders will be able to participate live during the evening via Zoom with an exclusive link. To to bid on auction items, buy raffle tickets, and bet on the Wheel Battles between now and the night of the event, sign up at GiveSmart, our online bidding site, where anyone can preview Auction and Raffle items.
Non-ticket holders can look on during the evening's events, which will be live-streamed on social media. They'll also have a chance to bid, buy, or bet by registering on GiveSmart. View the slideshow below for some how-to advice when using GiveSmart.
Stay tuned for more details!
All ticket purchases are partially tax-deductible and provide critical support for The Clay Studio operations. Remember, 100% of your winnings supports our enduring purpose, to deepen the connection between people and clay, and to come together as a greater force for good.
The Clay Studio thanks our generous corporate and individual sponsors of Mud Ball 2020:
500 Walnut Group * Bailey Pottery * Clark Hill, PLC * Maryann Connolly * Kathie Regan Dalzell * D3 Developers * En Route Marketing * Feast Your Eyes * Fury Design, Inc. * HOCHSTADTER'S SLOW & LOW * Linda Jacobsen * The Kamens Family * L&L Kilns * Love City Brewing * Marathon Printing * Susan Muller * Penn Treaty Special Services District * Franz Rabauer and Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty * Reinvestment Fund * David Seltzer
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 7 - 8pm
Mud Ball 2020 - Join the Fun
The Clay Studio's annual signature fundraising event, Mud Ball, will take place on September 17 — and this time it's virtual! Join us online with fabulous friends and fine art, plus auctions, raffles, wheel battles, and more.buy tickets
Mud Ball Highlights
Auctions and Raffles
The Mud Ball Auction will be full of special hi-end prizes that have been generously donated by The Clay Studio’s family of local, regional, and national ceramic artists and supporters. Therefore, 100% of your winning bid directly supports our enduring purpose: to deepen the connection between people and clay, and to come together as a greater force for good.preview auction + raffle items
Did You Know?
The CARES Act means that charitable contributions this year carry more deductions than at any other time. Full details here.
1. The CARES Act creates a new above-the-line deduction for you and for all taxpayers for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to cash contributions made in 2020 (extended now through 2021) and can be claimed on tax forms next year.
2. The law also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions if you itemize, raising it from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100%.