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The Clay Studio and DIGSAU partnered to create the first-of-its-kind ceramic arts facility built from the ground up in the United States. A relocation from its existing facility, the new building will double its current size, add more classrooms and kilns, include state-of-the-art digital fabrication and prototyping spaces, and provide more spacious studios for visiting and
resident artists. DIGSAU’s design seeks to incorporate the materiality that Clay Studio embraces in its work. The facade features flecked, buff brick, and the large recessed windows’ playfully shifting grid is inspired by the potters’ clay drying cubbies lining the walls inside.

Permanent collection display and overall storage capacity will be increased and integrated throughout the building. DIGSAU’s studio, based in Philadelphia, consists of a staff of thirty-eight, including twenty- one Registered Architects.  Their diverse backgrounds and a wide range of partnerships allow them to execute innovative projects across a wide range of project types.  They have a broad view architecture, how it is made, and who makes it. They work together rather than working alone, and a culture of open dialogue ensures that all voices are heard and encourages full exploration of ideas.