Let’s Do This!
Great news: our new building, located in South Kensington, is now under construction. Thanks to your generous support, we successfully raised the funds needed to break ground in January, and despite delays due to the pandemic, the foundations are now poured and we’re on target to finish construction in September 2021. We couldn’t be prouder of this shared accomplishment.
Now, as the building begins to rise, we would like you to join us in completing our new building with the critical necessities — the wheels, kilns, and furnishings — that will make The Clay Studio a thriving and welcoming home for everyone.
If the new Clay Studio inspires you, please help “TAKE US HOME!” in this final stage of our historic journey.
The impact of your support
For Students of All Ages
Our classroom spaces will quadruple, with an additional dedicated space for youth instruction, and each teacher will have an assistant.
Our new building is designed to have more and larger artist studios, dedicated studios for visiting artists, the most technologically advanced art-making equipment, and larger galleries for more dynamic exhibitions and installations.
From top to bottom, the new Clay Studio has been designed to promote greater interactions among artists, teachers, students, and staff, and to provide greater access for the public. An outdoor covered pavilion, with access to an adjoining studio classroom, will welcome more people at free public events all year round.
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%.