Uke Jam date changes!

As some of you may or may not know, one of our founding members is leaving us for the next chapter in her exciting life!  Assistant Director Niki Miller is making plans to move, bringing her love and creative flair to the west coast.  We wish her only the best and welcome her back for visits any chance she gets!

  In the meantime, Niki’s commitments to the studio and Half Moon are being taken care of by some of our other members and volunteers, and we’re still in great hands!  Betsy Manning has graciously taken on the Ukulele Jam every month, so the Half Moon will continue to offer this fun jam session style event.

  The dates for these events have slightly changed, now moving to the LAST SUNDAY of each month, from 3:30-5:30pm.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the studio.

See you at the studio!

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Drop in for our NEW Basic Felting Workshop! February 25th!

  If you’ve always wanted to try ‘felting’, the process of wet or dry matting wool to create a soft fabric for crafting, this is your chance!  No experience necessary, and you’ll be able to go home and start felting!

Workshop runs from 10AM to 1PM on February 25th, and registration is limited, so hurry!  Register ONLINE, or by calling the studio at 610-987-0273.

This is just ONE of the many fabulous workshops we’re offering this month, so check out our other offerings HERE too!

Click HERE for more info on the Basic Felting Workshop.

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It’s a GIVING time of year!

Every year Clay on Main sends out it’s Annual Appeal letter, which includes updates on projects happening around the studio and different events we’ve held. Needless to say, it’s been another busy year!  This is because of the hard work of many and donations to keep our events running.

  We couldn’t do all the things we do without YOU!  Please read our Annual Appeal, and we hope to see you in the studio!

Click HERE to read the Appeal.

Join together at Clay on Main!

Recent events have made the future a little uncertain, ok- a little scary, really.  But we’re here to help through a rough time.

Join us as we gather to share our experiences and collage our way to healing.  This is a FREE event.

  Clay on Main will host an Open Studio – with materials to create a collage. No art experience is necessary. Let the healing power of the images help you see your path forward.

Click HERE for more info about this event.

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Give Thanks in November!

The season for thanks is upon us and as the last leaves fall to the ground, we head inside our warm homes to spend darkened hours with family and friends.

This time of year is a great time to begin focusing on the approaching holiday season.  Clay on Main keeps it’s doors open and it’s studio warm and bright while offering holiday workshops, handmade gifts, and informative lectures.  Check out what’s coming up in November and December at the Half Moon Cafe HERE, and elsewhere in the studio HERE.

Pick up something unique for special loved ones in your life at our Holiday Boutique, ongoing through December, or give the gift of knowledge by signing someone up for one of our wonderful workshops, happening now through Spring 2017.

Most of all, give THANKS, today, tomorrow, and everyday.  Clay on Main thanks all those who help us throughout the year.

A Celebration Of Life For Studio Member Alice Schneider.

1477492_228331744007317_408620360_n If you’ve ever glazed your pottery in the Clay on Main studio within the last few years, you know you have considered using Alice’s Matte Green.  This beautiful and reliable glaze was developed by our own member, Alice Schneider.  Alice came to Clay on Main several years ago with a curiosity about clay that developed into a love that created her very own ceramics studio in her residence.  Between that first moment that everyone met Alice until now, we all knew that she was special.  Her gentle spirit, quick wit, and innate intelligence made her a delight to have in our midst.  Alice was a precise chemist when it came to mixing our glazes, and helped organize our glaze/chemical room and refine our recipes.  Her hand-dug clay pieces were always a highlight at every show in which she was represented and displayed the loving care, passion, and precision which she carried with her.

Our dear Alice passed away last month, on September 24th 2016, after a battle with breast cancer.  Alice’s friends and family have been kind enough to inform everyone of a Celebration Of Life in Alice’s honor.  All who knew Alice are encouraged to attend.

From Alice’s Facebook Page, her friend Neal writes:

“To all the friends of Alice Schneider. This is Neal Nemhauser, a friend of Alice’s for many years, writing on her channel. I think by now most of you know that Alice passed away on September 24, 2016, succumbing to breast cancer. She will be deeply missed. On Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 1 pm, we will gather in Pennsylvania for a celebration of her life. Specific location will be available soon and posted here (see below). All are welcome. If you have favorite stories, anecdotes, memories, photos, etc. that you would like to share, please send them to me at neal@nemhauser.com. There will also be time allowed for those who would like to share their stories at the celebration. It would be helpful to know approximately how many people are coming, so if you would also let me know via email if you plan to attend, and how many will be with you. We love you Alice!”

The Gifts I Received From Alice, A Celebration Of Life:

October 23, 2016 at 1pm (with people starting to arrive at 12:30)
Golden Oaks Golf Club
10 Stonehenge Dr.
Fleetwood, PA 19522

New Glass Class Available!

We’ve got a brand new class to offer!

If you’ve always wanted to try out GLASS, whether it be fused or stained glass, this is the perfect starter package.  This class is geared towards the beginner, with an introduction into two methods of working.  In four sessions you can expect to gain a better understanding of how to assemble a stained glass sun catcher as well as a simple fused glass piece.  Check out the details, including start date (November 15th, don’t wait!) and class price HERE.

Private glass parties are also available.  Schedule yours today!  Contact the studio for details.

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Clay on Main Fosters an Environment to Grow and Learn

As many of you studio-goers know, Clay on Main sees many visitors through it’s doors.  We have been fortunate enough to foster the type of learning environment that allows children and adults alike to create in clay, while exploring ideas and developing a comfort level with the medium.  To say that working with clay is therapeutic is an understatement!  Just like a warm home-cooked meal, clay has the ability to draw us together and open up our senses.

We’ve always taken pride in the good that a little hunk of clay in warm hands can do.  Last Spring, the studio hosted The Sisterhood of Reading, a lovely collective of ladies who are creating a positive environment for African-American women in the area through mentorship. They wasted no time in creating beautiful clay mugs, as well as painting handmade bowls for the ‘Souper Bowl’, Opportunity House’s annual fundraiser.  They were happy to share some of their photos with us on our Facebook page recently, and we’re happy to share them with you!

We always love new faces, but our hope is that new faces become long recognized faces as we see them come back again and again!

 

Check out a little of what the ladies from The Sisterhood of Reading created at Clay on Main:

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Volunteers Wanted! We need YOU!

Volunteers are needed at Clay on Main and various other locations for the following events:

Half Moon hospitality crew:  Our Half Moon Cafe events need a hospitality host the night of each show during the Fall season.

A list of dates for each show, as well as performing act can be found here.  To understand what that may require, take a look at our quick checklist for volunteers: Half Moon Hospitality List.

 

We also need volunteers for a community outreach project at the Keim Homestead Music Fest on OCTOBER 1st.  The activities are from 11 to 5pm, and we will need help through out the day.  We will set up our usual make and take it activity, and everything will be explained, so no experience is necessary.

Think you’d like to do this?  Contact us via Dolores Kirschner (dlrs.kirschner@gmail.com), or by calling the studio at 610-987-0273.

We can’t do it without you, so thanks!

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